A graduate of Harvard Law School and a retired litigation partner in the global law firm Latham & Watkins, Morris Thurston currently serves as chair of the Dialogue Board of Directors and host of the Dialogue podcasts. He often lectures on the subject of memoir writing and co-authored, with his wife, Dawn, Breathe Life into Your Life Story: How to Write a Story People Will Want to Read. He has served as a contributor to the Joseph Smith Papers (Legal Series) and has been an adjunct assistant professor at BYU Law School. His article in BYU Studies titled “The Boggs Assault and Attempted Extradition: Joseph Smith’s Most Famous Case,” received an award of excellence from the Mormon History Association in 2010. He contributed a chapter to Why I Stay: The Challenge of Discipleship for Contemporary Mormons (2011) and the foreword to The Nauvoo City and High Council Minutes (2012). He and Dawn live in Villa Park, California and are parents of six children, two of whom are deceased, and grandparents of five. They are members of the Miller Eccles Study Group board and host the MESG Orange County meetings.