Morgan Smock

Morgan Smock


Morgan Smock has represented corporate and individual clients in a variety of litigated matters involving the purchase and sale of securities; corporate control and shareholder disputes; complex commercial transactions, class actions, directors’ and officers’ insurance coverage; and disputes among partners and joint venturers.  He also has extensive experience in representing the business interests of national Internet real estate brokerage companies.

Mr. Smock began practicing law in 1990 with the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco (formerly known as Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro), where he became a partner while racing motorcycles on the AFM circuit on weekends.  In 2003, he decided to return to his Minnesota roots, joined Briol & Benson, and made fishing his new hobby.


  • Yale University B.A. (Economics & Political Science), cum laude, 1985 
  • University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law J.D., 1990
  • Associate Editor, California Law Review

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit U.S. District Court
  • Federal District Courts:  Minnesota, all California districts