618-244-9544 mharvey@mlh-law.net

Morris Lane Harvey

Senior Principal

Location: Mount Vernon, Illinois
Phone: 618-244-9544
Email: mharvey@mlh-law.net

Morris Lane Harvey was recommended by his peers to be named a Leading Illinois Attorney in the area of family law.  Fewer than 8% of Illinois attorneys have this distinction.  Mr. Harvey has also been designated as a “Super Lawyer” in Illinois, an award extended to only 5% of the lawyers in the state.  In addition, he has achieved the status of “Lawyer of Distinction” and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Read more about Mr. Harvey in Leading Lawyers Magazine – Lane Harvey Leading Lawyers.

Mr. Morris Lane Harvey’s family law practice began with a simple desire to help his neighbor, a single mother who lacked the resources necessary to care for her severely asthmatic daughter. Forty-five years onward, a substantial part of his personal injury litigation practice has involved all of the aspects and nuances that family law brings with it. As emotionally difficult as some of these issues may be, Mr. Harvey has never ceased to find great satisfaction in achieving favorable results for his clients.

When an individual seeks out a lawyer for assistance with a family problem or domestic issue, they are embarking on one of the most potentially painful personal journeys in life. Mr. Harvey expertly guides his clients through the legal resolution of personal conflicts, providing realistic legal advice, with empathy born from decades of experience. Over the past four decades, Mr. Harvey has tackled family law cases of increasing complexity and has done groundbreaking work in conflicts involving domestic violence.

Always meticulously prepared and highly principled, Mr. Harvey prides himself on creatively resolving disputes in family cases that may involve a host of legal issues, from child development and parenting stress, to the assessment of an adult’s prospects for employment and the financial evaluation of a business. He strives to achieve outcomes in which the broad range of concerns, goals and legal issues in family cases are fully addressed, allowing clients to serenely move on with their lives.

Here is a list of some of the notable cases that Mr. Harvey was involved with



Harvey & Baker, P.C.
2029 Broadway
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-244-9544
Fax: 618-244-9344


Areas Of Practice:

Family Law
Appellate Representation
Elder Abuse & Neglect
General Litigation
Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
Mineral Litigation



Morris Lane Harvey
Derek Baker
Chelbie A Mitchell
Kayli A. Van Houtin



Honors and Awards

  • Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Leading American Attorney (Family Law)
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV Rating
    • The AV Preeminent Rating  is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Super Lawyer
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Chairman 2016-2017
  • Rotary International District 6510 Governor 2014-2015




Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1994


University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky – J.D. – 1974
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
B.S. – 1972 – Major: Speech – Political Science


Past Employment Positions

Harvey & Baker, P.C. – Principal, 2019 – Present
Law Offices of Morris Lane Harvey – Owner, 1985-2019
Harvey Fyie & Hawkins (and predecessors), Partner, 1977 – 1985
Hanagan & Dousman – Associate, 1975-1977



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Based on 16 reviews
april flexter
april flexter
Harvey & Baker, P.C. has represented me through a difficult time on my life. Their professionalism goes above and beyond all expectations I had. The staff is kind, curteous, professional, and knowledgeable. Everyone from the secretary, to para legals, to the attorneys make me feel confident I made the right decision when I chose a law firm. I would highly recommend Harvey & Baker, P.C. to anyone who needs legal representation. You will be highly satisfied with the quality of work they produce, the amount of time dedicated to your case, and their sensitivity to your individual needs.
Alexis Lux
Alexis Lux
The team at this firm is amazing! They were all very professional, supportive, and helpful. Most of all honest! I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thank you for helping me!! Alexis Cooksey
Stephanie Nehrt
Stephanie Nehrt
I highly recommend Harvey & Baker, P.C. to anyone seeking legal services. Harvey & Baker, P.C. are beyond knowledgeable, honest and will put your best interest first throughout the entirety of your case. During my legal services, they were there to answer my questions and advised me of all my options. Further, they provided me with legal statutes and legal research to show me the material supporting my position. I am very thankful for the services I received from Harvey & Baker, P.C.!!
Russell Fewkes
Russell Fewkes
I Have had Harvey and Associates as my lawyers for over seventeen years and I am very pleased with them in every aspect, from their professionalism in their representing me to them keeping me informed on the status of my case. I VERY HIGHLY recommend them! I have the upmost respect and confidence in Lane, you will find no one better to represent you!
jessica cozzello
jessica cozzello
They were always well prepared and up to date on everything to do with my case. I could tell they genuinely cared. They were very professional and knowledgeable. Would recommend them to anyone.

Harvey & Baker, P.C.

2029 Broadway
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-244-9544
Fax: 618-244-9344


40+ Years Experience | Experienced Civil Litigators

Martindale-Hubbell – Preeminent Rating for over 20 years