An accomplished attorney, Patrick Morrisey is transforming the office of Attorney General in West Virginia into a high quality law firm. His unprecedented legal victories against the Obama Administration have helped him gain national prominence as a strong advocate for the rule of law and an opponent of federal overreach.
In practice since 1992, Morrisey previously worked on many high profile health care matters in the private sector and possesses a broad array of experience in regulatory issues, Medicare, Medicaid, policy, fraud and abuse investigations, legislative matters, strategic counseling, as well as legal and policy challenges to federal statutes and regulations. He was a partner and then a Practice Group Co-Chair at two of the largest, most respected law firms in the country.
From 1999 to 2004, Morrisey served as the Deputy Staff Director and Chief Health Care Counsel to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, helping draft and negotiate major legislation, including the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Act of 2002. Morrisey served as the principal liaison for the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on health care issues to the White House, the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Morrisey graduated with honors from Rutgers College in 1989 earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science. He received a juris doctor from Rutgers Law School-Newark in 1992. A resident of Harpers Ferry, he is also a proud husband and stepfather.
Morrisey is the product of a middle class family, where he learned the importance of maintaining a hard work ethic. He is the son of a World War II veteran and a Veterans Administration nurse.