Morris Fine has been an active member of The Runnymede Corporation’s executive team since 1956. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia; and has been practicing law in Virginia since 1955. Mr. Fine routinely appears in all Courts in South Hampton Roads on a wide variety of issues ranging from land use and development, business development and planning, estate matters and all aspects of civil litigation.
He served as Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (1978-82), President of the Virginia Marine Science Museum (now the Virginia Aquarium), and was President and Trustee of the Virginia Beach Foundation (1984-2006). He has also served as President of the Virginia Beach Library Foundation and serves on the board of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation.
He is a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association; the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 1960-1992); Chairman, Virginia Family Law Committee, (1986); and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps to 1956.
In 2015, he received the ninth annual Barron F. Black Community Builder award from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. The award honors a Hampton Roads professional adviser for outstanding community service, support of philanthropy and dedication to improving life in the region.