CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A recently retired longtime Kanawha County assistant prosecutor has joined a law firm in Charleston.Don Morris, who retired as an assistant prosecutor after 27 years earlier this month, joined Akers Law Offices, according to its website."Don has an incredible depth of experience and an impeccable reputation," JB Akers, owner of the firm, said in a statement about Morris' hiring. "As good as he is as a trial attorney he is an even better person. He is a tremendous addition to our firm. Our clients couldn't ask for a better advocate.
Akers is the husband of Maryclaire Akers, also a former assistant prosecutor in Kanawha County, who was fired earlier this year. She now works for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.At JB Akers' firm, Morris will focus on personal injury and workplace discrimination cases. He will also represent those who "require serious criminal representation," the firm's website states.