Morris Dees

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Co-Founder and Former Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center

Morris Dees is an attorney and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a “hate group” litigation group formed in 1971 in Montgomery, Alabama. Dees served as chief trial counsel for the SPLC until March 2019, when he was fired from his position. [1]


  1. Audra D.S. Burch, Alan Binder, John Eligon. “Roiled by Staff Uproar, Civil Rights Group Looks at Intolerance Within.” New York Times. March 25, 2019. Accessed April 10, 2019.

Connected Organizations

  1. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (Non-profit)
    Co-Founder and Former Chief Trial Counsel (Until March 2019)
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