Haley Miller Morrison

Tonkon Torp LLP
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Haley joined the firm's Labor & Employment practice in 2015. Haley's practice focuses on labor and employment law. She provides counsel to employers on a wide variety of matters including discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage-and-hour cases, in both single plaintiff and class action litigation. She has conducted comprehensive employment practice diagnostics for national and global companies, workforce exempt classification reviews, and has provided advice on discrete issues in countless employment-related contexts. 

Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Haley was an associate in the San Diego office of multi-national law firm Paul Hastings LLP. While there, she was named a Southern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, "Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal, "Legal Elite" by The Corporate America, and both a "Top Attorney Labor/Employment" and a "Top Young Attorney" by The Daily Transcript.

As a student at the University of San Diego School of Law, Haley served as an intern in the Attorney General's Office, an extern for the Honorable Nita L. Stormes in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and as a summer associate at Paul Hastings LLP. Before attending law school, Haley worked for the Oregon Sports Authority, where she was responsible for marketing and organization for major sporting events such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Dew Tour and the U.S. Women's Soccer Fan Celebration Tour.

Haley's representative cases include the following successes:
  • As a result of early motion practice, achieved complete walk-away on California state-wide class action allegations involving more than 500 engineers.
  • After defeating class certification in a case involving supervisors in the package delivery industry, prevailed on follow-on individual actions through motion practice and/or trials. After a string of victories without a single loss, the remaining individual plaintiffs dismissed their cases outright.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment as to the named plaintiffs in a nation-wide independent contractor matter, thereby mooting their efforts to certify a collective action.
  • Attained complete defense verdict in an exempt misclassification case tried before a jury.
  • Authored a motion for partial summary judgment which resulted in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing a putative class action involving hundreds of drivers, warehouse workers and front office personnel.
  • Defeated class certification in a state-wide exempt misclassification matter regarding retail supervisors.
  • Achieved more than a dozen complete victories on summary judgment.
  • Negotiated very favorable client results in numerous mediations, in both class and single plaintiff contexts.
  • Obtained asylum for an Ethiopian refugee who had suffered lifelong persecution. And, after five years of advocacy - which included leveraging support from two United States Senators and a Congressman - successfully petitioned for derivative status for her five young children.

Haley joined the firm's Labor & Employment practice in 2015. Haley's practice focuses on labor and employment law. She provides counsel to employers on a wide variety of matters including discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage-and-hour cases, in both single plaintiff and class action litigation. She has conducted comprehensive employment practice diagnostics for national and global companies, workforce exempt classification reviews, and has provided advice on discrete issues in countless employment-related contexts. 

Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Haley was an associate in the San Diego office of multi-national law firm Paul Hastings LLP. While there, she was named a Southern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, "Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal, "Legal Elite" by The Corporate America, and both a "Top Attorney Labor/Employment" and a "Top Young Attorney" by The Daily Transcript.

As a student at the University of San Diego School of Law, Haley served as an intern in the Attorney General's Office, an extern for the Honorable Nita L. Stormes in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and as a summer associate at Paul Hastings LLP. Before attending law school, Haley worked for the Oregon Sports Authority, where she was responsible for marketing and organization for major sporting events such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Dew Tour and the U.S. Women's Soccer Fan Celebration Tour.

Haley's representative cases include the following successes:
  • As a result of early motion practice, achieved complete walk-away on California state-wide class action allegations involving more than 500 engineers.
  • After defeating class certification in a case involving supervisors in the package delivery industry, prevailed on follow-on individual actions through motion practice and/or trials. After a string of victories without a single loss, the remaining individual plaintiffs dismissed their cases outright.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment as to the named plaintiffs in a nation-wide independent contractor matter, thereby mooting their efforts to certify a collective action.
  • Attained complete defense verdict in an exempt misclassification case tried before a jury.
  • Authored a motion for partial summary judgment which resulted in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing a putative class action involving hundreds of drivers, warehouse workers and front office personnel.
  • Defeated class certification in a state-wide exempt misclassification matter regarding retail supervisors.
  • Achieved more than a dozen complete victories on summary judgment.
  • Negotiated very favorable client results in numerous mediations, in both class and single plaintiff contexts.
  • Obtained asylum for an Ethiopian refugee who had suffered lifelong persecution. And, after five years of advocacy - which included leveraging support from two United States Senators and a Congressman - successfully petitioned for derivative status for her five young children.

Playworks Pacific Northwest
Chair, Board of Directors

Women's Foundation of Oregon
Founding Member

Portland Business Alliance
Leadership Portland Class of 2017

University of San Diego Alumni Association

Phi Beta Kappa

Wallace Inn of Court
(2010-2012)
 
A soccer player, runner and overall sports enthusiast, Haley volunteers in programs focused on building self-esteem in young women and girls and is on the Board of Directors of Playworks, a nonprofit that improves the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for safe, meaningful play. She was an All-City and All-State selection multiple times while playing soccer at Lincoln High School, was a member NCAA Division I soccer team at The Colorado College, and played semi-professionally for several seasons before attending law school.

Haley and her husband are happy to be in the northwest with their two sons, Ryder and Kairo, in tow. Given their Southern California beginnings, her sons are afraid of the rain – but excited to live closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.