The Morton Law Firm

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Grady O. Morton, Jr.

 

 

Education

Georgia State University School of Law                                                                                                        Atlanta, GA

·       Juris Doctor, magna cum laude and with Highest Pro Bono Distinction


Air War College    Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
·        Master of Science, Strategic Studies

United States Air Force Academy                                                                                                 Colorado Springs, CO

·       Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics

               

Experience          

1997-Present                        Delta Air Lines                                                                                                        Atlanta, GA

Pilot, Boeing 737, 757, 767, 777

·       FAA Airport Qualification First Officer (1999-2003, Boeing 757)—Responsible for instructing and certifying Delta Captains to fly into and out of Mexico City International, an airport which requires special certification due to multiple hazardous operational factors including high mountainous terrain.

 

2006-Present                        Morton Holdings, LLC                                                                                            Atlanta, GA

Founding member and manager

·       Research, obtain financing, purchase, and manage company’s investment properties

 

2013-Present                        United States Air Force Reserve Multiple worldwide locations

Staff Judge Advocate (Current rank: Colonel)

·     Responsible for a wide range of military legal issues including review of court-martial proceedings, Article 32 investigations, providing legal advice to commanders, and interpreting the laws of armed conflict.

·       Chief, Rule of Law, United States Forces-Afghanistan as a Major (2010)

2012                   Defense Institute of International Legal Studies                                        Bucharest, Romania
Adjunct Professor of Law
·       Taught International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Escalation of Force Law

2009-2016                        United States Department of Homeland Security                                     Washington, DC

Federal Flight Deck Officer

·       Trained, deputized federal law enforcement officer responsible for defending the cockpit of commercial airliners from hostile attacks

 

1989-1997                            United States Air Force                                                          Multiple worldwide locations  

Fighter Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Mission Commander: F-16 Fighting Falcon

·       Mission Commander—Planned and led complex combat and training missions throughout the world.

·       Weapons and Tactics Instructor—Taught fighter pilots to fly, fight, and win in combat.

·       U.S. Air Force F-16 East Aerial Demonstration Team, 1995-1996—Represented the Air Force at air shows throughout the United States and Canada.

·       Permanent and temporary assignments in Spain, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Germany, England, and ten U.S. States.

 

LAW-RELATED AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, AND TRAINING:

·       Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Scholarship

·       Litigation Honors Award

·       CALI Excellence Awards (#1 student in class) in 4 law school classes

·       Intern for Fulton Superior Court Judge John J. Goger

·       Intern for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Hugh P. Thompson

·       Student Attorney—Georgia State Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (represented low-income taxpayers before the United States Tax Court)

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

·       State Bar of Georgia—Active Member in Good Standing

·       American Bar Association—Member

·       United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates—Life Member

·       National Eagle Scout Association—Life Member

·       Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association—Life Member

·       Senior Pilot, United States Air Force

·       FAA Ratings: Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial Instrument Single/Multi-Engine, Commercial Glider

·       Over 8,000 flying hours in the F-16A/B/C/D, T-37, T-38, Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767, 777, and other aircraft (205 combat hours)


BAR AND COURT MEMBERSHIPS:

·       Superior and State Courts of Georgia

·       Supreme Court of Georgia

·       Georgia Court of Appeals

·       United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

·       United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces