Juan David Morgan Jr obtained his bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, having completed his junior year at Heidelberg University in Germany, and his juris doctorate with concentration on maritime law from Tulane University Law School in 1990. He joined Morgan & Morgan that same year and became a partner in 1997. He handles all kinds of maritime cases, dry and wet.

He has been a director and secretary of finance of the National Bar Association (1995–1997), a director of the Panama Maritime Chamber (2001–2005), a director of the Panamanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2004) and its president (2006–2008), a director of the Panama Maritime Lawyers Association (2004–2010) and its president (2009–2010). He is listed by Chambers and Partners Global and Latin America as a leading individual in shipping litigation (Band 1). He speaks Spanish, English and German.