J. Claiborne Morris, JR., CPA

J. Claiborne Morris, JR., CPA

Claiborne Morris joined Warren Averett in 2012 and is a Senior Manager in the Firm’s Tax Division. He has more than seven years of public accounting experience and is a member of the Firm’s Construction and Real Estate Group and Transaction Advisory Group. Claiborne’s primary responsibilities include tax preparation, planning and ensuring that planning strategies are executed. He also serves as an engagement leader to ensure a product that surpasses clients’ expectations.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration
    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Master of Accountancy
    University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Birmingham Business Journal’s Rising Star in Real Estate and Construction

Community Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • The Foundry, Volunteer
  • Hands on Birmingham, Volunteer
  • YWCA, Volunteer
  • Warren Averett Foundation, Community Champion
  • Monday Morning Quarterback Club benefiting the Crippled Children’s Foundation

Ask Me About

  • How the new tax law affects you
  • Succession planning and how to transition your business
  • Planning when buying or selling a business
  • My experience working as a laborer in the construction industry
  • Fishing for billfish in Guatemala