Michael W. Morrissey was elected in 2010 as Norfolk District Attorney.
Prior to his election, he served as the State Senator from the Norfolk and Plymouth District from 1992 to 2010. In addition, he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1977 to 1992.
During his legislative tenure, where he chaired six major committees including the Committee on Public Safety, District Attorney Morrissey was instrumental in passing laws that provided the legal tools to prevent and prosecute crime; toughen drunken driving and domestic violence laws; protect seniors from fraud; protect children from sex offenders and cyber bullying and he authored one of the toughest laws against cocaine trafficking.
District Attorney Morrissey is committed to strengthening prevention programs in all areas of crime, having served for 10 years on the Governor’s Anti-Crime Council and on the Board of Directors of DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) where he was instrumental in helping DOVE acquire their first shelter in Quincy, Massachusetts. In addition, District Attorney Morrissey is committed to both aggressive law enforcement and community-based prevention efforts designed to curb the opiate crisis that has besiege many cities and towns in Massachusetts.
A University of Massachusetts at Amherst graduate, District Attorney Morrissey earned a Juris Doctor from Suffolk Law School and a Masters in Public Administration from Western New England College. He was the founding and managing partner of Boyle, Morrissey & Campo, P.C., which grew to more than 50 people with offices in three states. District Attorney Morrissey is a lifelong Quincy resident and is married to Joanne Ross Morrissey. They have two children, Colby and James.
2015 RX SUMMIT
Saving Lives in Norfolk County
with Police Administered Naloxone
District Attorney Morrissey Holds Narcan Training Session for School Nurses
In 2011 Sharon High School Student Haley Cremer was one of ten recipients of the first Norfolk County Peer Leadership Awards presented by District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. Haley was nominated by SHS for her extraordinary efforts in bullying prevention and policy change.
Tragically, Haley was killed while jogging by an unlicensed and reckless driver on Father's Day in June 2014. The driver of that car was successfully prosecuted by the Norfolk District Attorney's Office and is currently incarcerated.
In an effort to encourage students to lead like Haley, the Haley Cremer Do Unto Others Peer Leadership Award will be presented annually to a Norfolk County High School student. To learn more about this exceptional young woman and the impact she had on so many others, please watch this video.