Joseph W. Morris is a Trustee of the Sarkeys Foundation and a shareholder of the law firm of Gable & Gotwals. He holds degrees from Washburn University and the University of Michigan. He has been General Counsel of Shell Oil and Amerada Petroleum, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and Dean of the College of Law at the University of Tulsa.
During the last 20 years, Judge Morris has spent approximately 90% of his time as an arbitrator in a substantial number of significant commercial arbitrations, both domestic and international, including arbitrations held throughout the United States, and also in Melbourne, Australia, London, England, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. He served as Chairman of the Panel or the sole arbitrator in approximately 2/3 of those cases.