The firm was originally formed in 1989 by two prominent civil defense lawyers, Stephen G. Morgan and Darwin C. Hansen. In 1997, Mr. Hansen was appointed to the bench of the Second Judicial District Court. Mr. Morgan passed away in 2007 after more than 40 years in the legal profession. Morgan, Minnock, Rice & James continues its tradition of providing quality legal representation to its clients in state and federal courts throughout Utah at competitive rates. The firm combines the personal attention characteristic of a smaller firm with the efficiencies and resources typically available at a larger firm.