Carson B. Morris, Esq. is a member of the firm’s Investigations and Criminal Defense, Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy, Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law teams. He represents businesses, healthcare organizations, municipalities, and individuals throughout Pennsylvania facing criminal or regulatory investigations, legislative inquiries, whistleblower accusations, insurance claims, and other proceedings involving allegations of misconduct. Carson brings a wealth of experience as both a defense attorney and former prosecutor to each engagement, using his expertise to help clients navigate complex criminal and civil litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings.
Carson regularly works with healthcare clients subject to government investigations, including those involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. He also represents healthcare providers in Medicare billing disputes and appeals.
Carson also represents professionals in a range of industries who are facing legal action against their professional licenses, including attorneys before the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Carson’s background makes him uniquely qualified to represent public sector attorneys facing discipline for allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.
Before joining Saxton & Stump, Carson served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) Appeals and Legal Services Section. In this role, he focused on grand jury litigation and regularly shepherded the OAG’s most significant investigations through the grand jury process. Carson worked closely on investigations with attorneys throughout the OAG, including the Public Corruption, Environmental Crimes, Fair Labor, and Criminal Prosecutions sections. In addition, Carson oversaw long-term, state-wide appellate initiatives by collaborating closely with the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, local district attorneys, government agencies, and outside stakeholders. Carson also worked closely with the OAG’s Civil Division on Commonwealth Court and federal cases involving the intersection of civil/regulatory law and criminal law. Prior to joining the OAG, Carson was a trial and appellate attorney with renowned Philadelphia firms with a focus in white collar criminal and regulatory defense in federal and state courts. He has tried jury trials and argued before state and federal appellate courts, including numerous cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, oversaw internal investigations of institutional and corporate misconduct, among many other representative matters.