Christopher J. Morey

Christopher J. Morey

Costa Mesa, California

Christopher J. Morey is a founding partner of Morey & Upton, LLP. Year after year, Mr. Morey has personally recovered millions of dollars for his clients and their families through verdicts and settlements. As a result, Mr. Morey has established himself as one of the state’s premiere personal injury attorneys. Mr. Morey prides himself on thoroughness of preparation, highly creative litigation tactics, and in treating every client as though they were most important in the office. Quite simply, often at his own expense, Mr. Morey will tenaciously fight to secure justice for his clients.

Mr. Morey is a native Californian and has spent most of his life in Huntington Beach, California. Mr. Morey is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Outside of the law, Mr. Morey’s passions include motorcycle riding, mountain climbing, surfing, cycling, and running. Mr. Morey has run three marathons and also holds a Black Belt in hard style Japanese Karate issued by Shotokan Karate of America.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Morey raced professional and amateur motocross for more than twenty years. Mr. Morey began riding and racing motocross at age 5, in the late 1960's early 1970's when the sport was in its infancy in America. Thereafter, Mr. Morey earned a factory Suzuki sponsorship racing minicycles and became one of the top minicycle racers in the world, winning numerous local, national, and international events. Mr. Morey remains close with his many contacts in the motorcycling industry, and due to his unique knowledge of the industry and motorcycle operation, he has developed a practice representing individuals injured in motorcycle accidents and/or by defective motorcycle products.

Mr. Morey’s undergraduate education began when, due to academic excellence, he was invited to join the General Honors Program at California State University Long Beach. Thereafter, Mr. Morey received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California with a major in Finance and Economics.


Mr. Morey attended law school at the University of San Diego, graduating with honors (cum laude) in 1990. Mr. Morey also did an externship at the Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals with former Chief Justice, J. Clifford Wallace. Mr. Morey has twice since argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in two victories and two published opinions. (See Lee v. City of Beaumont and Hernandez v. H2O Houseboat Vacations, Inc.)

Mr. Morey’s memberships include the Consumer Attorneys Associations of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the State Bar of California. In addition, Mr. Morey has lectured to nursing students at California State University Long Beach re Avoidance of Malpractice.

Mr. Morey’s practice areas include motorcycle, bicycle, and auto accidents, products liability, all personal injury matters, employment discrimination, employer wage and hour abuse, elder abuse, actions on behalf of tenants against abusive landlords, and medical malpractice.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Auto Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employer Wage and Hour Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Actions on behalf of tenants against abusive landlords
  • Medical Malpractice


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
  • California State University, Long Beach
    • General Honors Program
  • University of Southern California
    • Major: Finance and Economics

Representative Cases

  • Lee v. City of Beaumont
  • Hernandez v. H2O Houseboat Vacations, Inc.


  • Lecturer, California State University Long Beach re Avoidance of Malpractice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys Associations of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Past Employment Positions

  • Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals with former Chief Justice, J. Clifford Wallace, Extern