Our Attorneys

Find the answers for all of your questions when you need information about your rights after an accident. A lawyer from our firm can evaluate your case and advise you on all of your options. We'll provide you with insights about how to take action to collect compensation for your injuries. Our office practices personal injury law in Marietta, GA, and we have the resources needed to organize the evidence about your accident and prepare a lawsuit.

We'll look at police accident reports and your medical records to find documentation of the other party's negligence and the cost of your treatment. With our service, you'll have the ability to focus on recuperating from your injuries while our practice handles your suit. Our firm deals with:

  • Disability Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Traffic Accident Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Tristan B. Morrison

Tristan Morrison is a founding partner of Morrison & Hughes. Mr. Morrison has more than a decade of experience handling workers’ compensation and other injury claims. He attended law school at the University of Georgia, graduating cum laude, then worked at two of the best defense firms in Fulton and Cobb county. He has an intimate knowledge of the insurance industry and routinely tries cases before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.

Mr. Morrison grew up in California, and he also passed the California bar exam in 2006. However, Mr. Morrison practices exclusively in Georgia, where he is an active member of the Atlanta Bar and Workers’ Compensation Section. Mr. Morrison is also a fundraiser for multiple charities. He lives in Smyrna with his wife, son, and great pyrenees dog.

Leon Hilliard Hughes

Leon Hilliard Hughes

Hil Hughes attended Emory University as an undergraduate, majoring in Chemistry, Philosophy, and Asian Studies. This focus on the study of Asia includes participation in Stanford University’s Japanese program in Kyoto. Hil holds an MBA from both Georgia State and the Sorbonne in Paris. He also earned his law degree from the University of Georgia.

During his time at UGA, Hil published a law article in their Journal of Intellectual Property Law that focused on the IP laws of both Japan and the United States. Hil is also proud of his certificate in the field of International Finance from Rio de Janeiro’s Coppead School of Business.

Mr. Hughes has extensive consulting experience ranging from small startup businesses to consulting with Fortune 500 companies on matters including business formation, intellectual property concerns, marketing strategy, and infrastructure. Although he has worked with large, successful corporations, he prefers smaller startup companies and the challenges of helping entrepreneurs grow a new business and maximize their profitability.

Veronica Richardson

Veronica L. Richardson joined Morrison & Hughes as a Partner in the Workers’ Compensation Group in 2017. After almost 10 years of defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters; Veronica decided to use all that she learned to help injured workers get the benefits they deserve. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, School of Law where she competed in moot court and mock trial competitions. She was awarded the Best Advocate accolade at the Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial competition and inducted into the Order of the Barristers upon graduating.

She then began her legal career as a staff attorney for a Superior Court Judge in Cherokee County, Georgia. Following completion of her two-year clerkship, Veronica worked for a mid-sized defense firm in Marietta, Georgia, after which, she was recruited to join a large defense firm in downtown Atlanta.

Ms. Richardson completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, majoring in International Marketing. She is an active member of several influential groups, including:

  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated

Veronica is also active with the University of Georgia’s mentorship program and previously served as the co-chair of the Kids’ Chance Silent Auction. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia, School of Law. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys reading, baking pound cakes, international travel, and playing with her two pit bulls.

Philip Lorenz

Philip Lorenz

Philip W. (“Phil”) Lorenz joined Morrison & Hughes’ Personal Injury Litigation team as a Partner in 2017. A seasoned trial attorney, Phil has tried, mediated, or facilitated settlement of tens of millions of dollars in claims and lawsuits over the course of his career. As a testament to his success, Phil been included in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys™ Award for 2016 and 2017, been Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer-Preeminent Rated™ in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, and listed as one of Georgia’s Top-Rated Lawyers, Personal Injury for 2013, 2014, 2015.

As a result of this experience, Phil understands how insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys evaluate a claim, the standard of proof necessary to substantiate an injured individual’s claims, and how those claims are valued by the adjuster. Now Phil uses his in-depth knowledge and experience of insurance companies for the benefits of his clients who have been injured through the negligence of others to maximize their recovery.

Phil graduated from Emory University School of Law in 2001, where he was the 2000 Georgia Civil Justice Foundation Scholar and the Spring 2001 Legal Intern to the Hon. J.D. Smith at the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Phil received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Old Dominion University in Norfolk and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies. Prior to completing his education, Phil served with distinction in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer and was decorated by the Commanders of both the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Fleets.

Erica Marie Tuff

Erica Marie Tuff attended Syracuse University as an undergraduate, studying Pre-Law, Spanish and Communications. She also attended the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution within the Pepperdine University School of Law and was awarded a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution in conjunction with her J.D.

After law school she lived in Delaware while clerking for the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. She moved to Atlanta for warmer weather and gained experience in corporate and business law while working for an international restaurant group. For the last few years she has worked in plaintiff’s personal injury advocating for Georgia citizens hurt by someone else’s negligence. She has been a tremendous asset to Morrison & Hughes Law where she acts as Director of the the Pre-Litigation Department.

Ms. Tuff’s passion project outside of work is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, where she serves on the Young Leaders’ Council and is a Big Sister to a local teenager.

Contact our firm today and start a conversation with an attorney that practices medical malpractice and personal injury law. We proudly serve clients in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.