Meet the Firm

Thomas Morrissey


Thomas Morrissey was born in Westminster, California. His father was an attorney and law professor, and his mother was a public school teacher. At the age of 8, the Morrissey family relocated to Castle, Arkansas, where Thomas and his older and younger brothers were raised.

Thomas received his B.B.A. in Finance and J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After graduating law school in 1996, Thomas relocated to Springfield to open a branch office of the law firm he worked for during law school.

In 2003, Thomas decided to open The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., and dedicate the practice to helping those hurt or killed by the wrongful conduct of others with a strong emphasis on client relationships.

Thomas has honed his trial skills through over 26 years of experience and lifelong learning. Thomas is a Master Graduate of the Keenan Trial Institute (KTI). He is also on faculty of KTI’s Black Letter Law College and is Assistant Dean of KTI’s Direct Exam College.

Thomas is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA), the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Thomas is a proud father to his son, Joshua, and his daughter, Elizabeth (Ellie).

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys hot yoga and playing cards (black widow) with Momma Morrissey.

Lisa Link

Practice Manager/Paralegal

Lisa was born and raised in the St. Louis area. She graduated from Missouri State University in May of 2020 with her Bachelor’s in Criminology. Lisa has worked at The Morrissey Law Firm since June of 2018. In addition to Paralegal work, Lisa also manages the day-to-day operations of the firm.

In her time away from work, Lisa enjoys spending her time traveling and being outdoors.

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Ellen was born and raised in the St. Louis area and moved to Springfield in August of 2018. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Technical Writing in December of 2020. She received her Paralegal Certificate in December of 2021 and has been with the firm since January of 2022.

Ellen loves yoga, reading, and spending time with her boyfriend and their cats.

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Dena Teaver

Office Coordinator

Dena has lived in Springfield, Missouri her whole life. She graduated from Hillcrest High School and later attended both Ozark Technical Community College and Drury University. She has been employed at The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., since May of 2013.

When Dena is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her partner, their daughter, Reign, and their two German Shepherds, Roxy and Snyper.

Megan Miller

Office Manager

Megan was born and raised in the Kansas City area. She has lived in the Springfield/Branson area since 1996. Megan has worked in Office Administration for 17 years, and she thoroughly enjoys the high performance and team dynamics of the law office. Megan has been with The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., since November of 2023.

At home, Megan enjoys reading, hanging out with her boyfriend, and playing with their 7 dogs.