Daniel Morse

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I have been practicing law since 2001. Here is a bit of background about my life, education, and work experience.

Growing up, my family moved around a lot while following my dad's job as a groundwater remediation expert. Our dinner table conversations formed my views of environmental stewardship and corporate accountability (or lack thereof). I wanted to make documentaries focused on these big issues, and I earned a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida. Go Gators. An illness set me on a different path, and when I recovered, I received a scholarship to the Pepperdine University School of Law, from which I graduated in 2001. I started my legal career as an insurance defense litigator in the Los Angeles area. I moved to Tennessee and further honed my practice with a small civil litigation firm focused on business and commercial clients. Life took me to Utah during the 2008 - 2012 home foreclosure crises, and I learned the satisfaction that comes from truly helping the underdog when the odds are stacked against them.

I joined Brayton Purcell as their Utah office managing attorney, and have enjoyed representing our clients and their families as we navigate the ever-changing legal landscape of toxic tort personal injury cases.

What motivated/inspired you to become an attorney?
Who needs superpowers when you can fight for justice with words?!
What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
Our clients are amazing. Everyone has a unique story, but the core of human dignity is common to us all.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy exploring the Western U.S. Cross-country skiing through the winters and biking through the summers.


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

  • J.D.-2001

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

  • B.S. – 1997
  • Major: Telecommunications

Professional Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Published Works

  • Stars In Cyberspace: The Domain Name Game, Beverly Hills Bar Journal , Fall winter, 2000

Bar Admission

  • California - 2001
  • Utah - 2011
  • Washington - 2023


  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

What Our Clients Say

  • Brayton Purcell has done a lot of work for me and I appreciate very much what you’ve done, what everyone has done…Thank you very, very much and I appreciate everything that has been done.
  • I just wanted to thank you so very much for all the work that you’ve done for us. This has allowed me to help my daughter an awful lot…This allowed me to buy her her first home, also put away a savings bond and started a little annuity for her. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this had you not worked so hard to get the monies that you did. I just want to let you know I really appreciate it.
  • On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for the way your firm handled my late husband’s case. Everyone that I dealt with was courteous, patient, and prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. Thank you very much for the excellent job, and most of all for your support during the process. Your guidance and the resolution to our case has brought closure to a difficult chapter in my life.
  • When The Brayton-Purcell Firm took my case I had almost given up hope of ever getting before a jury. I had a difficult and long standing case and had already been with two firms. Brayton-Purcell attorney Jason Rose worked closely with me, keeping me updated and giving me access to him which gave me a feeling of having someone truly on my side; a feeling that they were putting their whole effort into my case. Just getting this case a court date was an amazing feat. When we went to trial I met Gil Purcell and watched these two work professionally against great odds. They knew what they were doing, knew how to adapt to issues as they came up and all the while helped me hold up. We received a terrific verdict and are now in the appeal process. I have confidence that the Brayton-Purcell appellate team will be as competent and compassionate for me as my trial team was. Coming together with this firm has brought me a sense of confidence and peace that I wasn’t sure I was going to get a chance to feel.
  • I’d like to thank Brayton & Purcell for all the work your firm has done for me. I have asbestosis and without Brayton Purcell representing me the likelihood of getting compensated by asbestos manufacturers and the material suppliers of asbestos products would be zero. The law partners who run the show already know this, but I am going to write it down anyway. Every contact I had with anyone at Brayton Purcell LLP be it phone, fax, email and or personally, I’ve been treated courteously and promptly by your great employees.
  • From my first contact with your firm, I have been treated with respect, compassion, and in a most professional manner. …Nothing will ever take away this pain of loss but the settlement will help provide since I have health problems and am unable to work.
  • Your work has allowed us to continue to live our lives without fear of financial ruin and to be able to plan a future. . .
  • . . .Thank you for all you have done for me and for Bill before he died. You have been so caring. . .