Michael Morrissey, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, is a trial lawyer with deep experience in jury trials, having prosecuted everything from white collar, fraud, and tax cases to first degree murders. He served as Chief of the National Security Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Arizona. Michael received the 2012 George Weisz Law Enforcement Award from the Anti-Defamation League, Arizona Chapter for successfully co-prosecuting a member of a white supremacist organization in a bombing case. In 2007 Michael obtained a conviction at trial against an individual for attempted production of a biological toxin and was recognized for his work with a Director’s Award from the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In addition to his trial and grand jury work, Michael is a former Chief of the Appellate Section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona and has argued over 30 appeals before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Michael served as a law clerk to Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Rudolph Gerber, and as a prosecutor in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a Dillard Fellow.
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