Morris Hall, PLLC

About James P. Plitz

Partner, Attorney at Law
James Plitz (“Jim”) was born and raised in central New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the College of New Jersey, and attained his Masters in Business Administration from Lehigh University.

For the next 10 years, Jim worked as a project manager for a number of fortune 100 companies. Despite his success in this area, Jim felt unfulfilled and wanted a profession where he could make a difference. Jim sought to utilize his skills, education, and experience to help people in the community he lives.

This desire led him to move to Arizona to pursue a career in law, and in particular, Estate Planning law.



Jim graduated magna cum laude and at the top of his class with his Juris Doctorate from the Phoenix School of Law, and attained the 2nd highest score on the February 2011 Arizona bar exam. He then passed the July 2011 bar exam in New Mexico. During school, he also enjoyed great success and honors as part of the Phoenix Law Review – both as an editor and a contributing writer.


Professional Experience

Jim has been with MH since 2009, and moved to New Mexico in 2012..  In 2016 Jim was made a partner at the firm.  He has enjoyed his tenure with Morris Hall; helping in their endeavors to protect the estates of each client, providing them with the peace of mind they deserve.   Jim has embraced Morris Hall’s desire to provide understandable education throughout Arizona and New Mexico.  Jim has provided educational events to many organizations around New Mexico, teaching the importance of proper estate planning, and recently has co-authored two books: Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care.  



Jim feels that everyone should have justice, and thus intends to volunteer his time and services for various pro bono endeavors – ensuring that justice is possible even for those who cannot afford legal services. He also volunteers his time and provides resources to support dog rescue and adoption with the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  Jim also stays active in the communities he serves.  Jim is on the Board of Directors for Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe. He volunteers his time with Men Go Red NM, a part of the American Heart Association, and is a member of the Santa Fe Rotary Club.  

Jim enjoys listening to all genres of music and is learning to play the piano and guitar.  He is an avid fan of all sports, but truly enjoys soccer and is a member of several  local teams. 



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Brief Summary

Morris Hall, PLLC

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Charitable Giving
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2011
  • New Mexico, 2011


  • Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) – 2010
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • M.B.A. – 2004
    • Major: Finance
    • Major: Entrepreneurialism
  • The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
    • B.S. – 1996
    • Major: Accounting


  • Guest Speaker - Annual Before I Die NM Festival
  • Basic Estate Planning, 2007 – Present
  • What Happens When You Die? What Your Trust Can Do For You., 2007 – Present

Published Works

  • Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home - NM, Book, 2018
  • Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care - NM, Book, 2018
  • Manage What Matters: Project Management Tools to Grow a Legal Practice, Phoenix Law Review, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Managing Editor, Phoenix Law Review Vol IV
  • Strategic Operations Editor, Phoenix Law Review Vol III
  • Governor Raul Castro Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2010 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2011 – Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2011 – Present
  • Maricopa County Bar of Arizona, 2010 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2011 – Present
  • Inn of Courts, Lorna Lockwood, 2009 – Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2011 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Scottsdale Prosecutor’s Office
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • Prudential Financial

James Plitz - Attorney with Morris Hall, PLLC

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Wendy Wells Harn

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Jonathan C. Linford

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Lisa Y. Wynn

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Michael A. Halliday

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