Leadership and Public Service: A Keynote by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey at ALMBS

Patrick James Morrisey, born on December 21, 1967, is an accomplished attorney and politician, currently serving as the 34th Attorney General of West Virginia. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected to the position in 2012, becoming the first Republican to serve in the role since 1933.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Morrisey grew up in Edison, New Jersey. He graduated with honors from Rutgers College with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science in 1989. He also attended Rutgers School of Law–Newark, receiving his juris doctor in 1992.

Morrisey has had a multi-faceted career in law and public service, including roles as a former Partner and Practice Chair at a major national law firm, a former Chairman of the Republican Attorney Generals Association, a former Chief Counsel to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, and an owner of his own law practice.

Throughout his tenure as Attorney General, Morrisey has made fighting fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption a top priority. His office's total money protected for consumers and taxpayers exceeds $1 billion since 2013.

Today, we are honored to have him as our keynote speaker at the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State.