A local attorney acknowledged this week that his law firm failed because he forgot to practice law.
“I know, I know, it’s embarrassing,” said Thad R. Morrison, the recent law grad from Tulane University who has been an attorney since 2010. “One day I was just cruising, installing Dropbox, tinkering with my TrueCrypt settings, posting on my blog, reading Lawyerist, and retweeting stuff from Adrian Dayton. But I guess I let the whole ‘I’m a lawyer bit’ go a bit too far.”
In his announcement on Monday, Morrison said he has closed his firm, effective immediately. Morrison also indicated that he is no longer taking cases, though he never really took any cases. He emailed his announcement to family and to more than 750 followers on Twitter.
While previously rare, it’s the third reported instance this year of “forgetting to practice,” prompting some professional liability insurers to lower insurance rates for newer attorneys because of the lack of potential claims.