The Morton Law Firm

Atlanta, Georgia

Attorney Profile

Grady O. ("Jed") Morton was raised in the Blue Ridge foothills west of Walhalla, South Carolina, and is a proud graduate of Walhalla High School. Jed earned his undergraduate degree at the United States Air Force Academy (B.S., Applied Mathematics). He also earned two post-graduate degrees: a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law.

Mr. Morton currently holds the rank of Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve JAG Corps (military attorneys). He previously served for twelve years as an F-16 fighter pilot, instructor pilot, and mission commander on active duty and in the Air National Guard. He has deployed eight times in support of global combat, contingency, and training operations, and is a veteran of armed aerial combat in Iraq and armed ground combat in Afghanistan. Colonel Morton's combat decorations include the Bronze Star, four Air Medals, the Air Force Combat Action Medal, and the Combat Readiness Medal (x4). Colonel Morton is among a handful of Air Force members to have been awarded the United States Army's Combat Action Badge for actively engaging the enemy during ground combat operations in Afghanistan. (More details here). Colonel Morton was also named the 2010 Harmon Award winner, given annually to the most outstanding attorney in the entire Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

Mr. Morton is also committed to giving back to his community.  In 2007, working closely with United States District Court Judge Jay Zainey (E.D. La.), Mr. Morton spearheaded an initiative that resulted in the first-ever establishment of a legal assistance clinic in a homeless shelter in Atlanta.  Since then Mr. Morton has devoted many hours of his own time helping homeless clients solve their legal problems.