Carson B. Morris, Esq. is a member of the firm’s Investigations and Criminal Defense, Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy, Regulatory and Government Affairs and Insurance Law teams. He represents businesses, municipalities and individuals 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 prosecutor and defense attorney 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 most recently 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 (DAs), government agencies and outside stakeholders. For example, Carson coordinated a years-long campaign defending the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s sexual offender registration system that culminated in several Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinions affirming the constitutionality of these statutes. 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 tried jury trials, 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.