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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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