Attorney returns home, opens personal injury practice

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MILFORD — After graduating from Milford High School in the mid-1990s, Stephen Morrow hoped he would one day return to his hometown as a professional.

Two decades later, as an attorney, his aspirations were realized when the law firm of Rhoades & Morrow LLC, opened its first downstate office in Milford. The office is located at 30 N.W. 10th St., Suite B, just south of Wawa on the northbound side of U.S. 113.

“My partner Joe and I wanted to expand our business and looked at Milford as a nice place to try to grow our firm,” Stephen said during a recent interview. He is working with founding partner Joseph J. Rhoades. “Being from Milford, I thought it was a good opportunity. My mother has her business on Walnut Street, my dad still works in Milford and I have a number of friends here. It’s nice to go out to lunch and see people you know. I’m getting to renew relationships with people I haven’t seen in a few years.”

Now concentrating in personal injury, Stephen’s first stop on his way back to Milford was at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. After earning his undergraduate degree, he attended the New England School of Law in Boston, from which he graduated cum laude in 2002. Following a few years practicing law in Boston, he moved back to Delaware and joined Mr. Rhoades’ Wilmington-based firm.

The two handle injury cases including those relating to motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, medical negligence, dangerous products and wrongful death.

The desire to concentrate in personal injury was a decision Stephen made early in his career. The choice, he said, stemmed from the desire to help people in difficult situations.

“The focus of our office is plaintiff’s personal injury, which includes workers’ compensation claims,” Stephen said. “For example, if people are hurt at work and need assistance navigating through the workers’ compensation system, we assist them and make sure they are treated fairly by the employer and/or insurance company.

“It’s really about helping the client navigate the process. Most people have never been in an accident or suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and they start receiving letters and phone calls from the insurance company wanting information or to know if they will resolve the case. Many people don’t understand what that means. We make sure that people are treated fairly and if they are entitled to some sort of compensation they get what they’re entitled to.”

More information about Rhoades & Morrow LLC, can be obtained by calling 302 422-6705 or through the firm’s website rhoadeslegal.com.

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