Managing Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP 

Joseph Morford joined Tucker Ellis in 2003 and became Managing Partner in 2010. He was previously Co-Chair of the firm's Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice Group. Joe serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Cleveland Leadership Center, is a volunteer magistrate judge for the City of Shaker Heights Juvenile Court Diversion Program, and is the proud father of four children. 

Diversity efforts at Tucker Ellis include a women's initiative, an LGBTQ+ affinity group, and a pipeline program that helps prepare disadvantaged and minority students for legal careers. The firm's Chair also sits on the Greater Cleveland Partnership Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board, which focuses on closing racial disparities in the community. 

Joined LCLD 2020 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Ndubisi Ezeolu; 2021: Monica Monroe

Pathfinder Program 
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Susan Ly, Spencer Krebs; 2021: Ludgy LaRochelle, Charissa Walker; 2020: Christina Suh 

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020)

Member: Joseph Morford 

Diversity Professional: Carrie Clark, Stephanie Hauk, Scott Hamilton

Communications: Carrie Clark