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.
2016 NATIONAL ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SUMMIT "Bridging the Gaps - Reducing Drug & Opiate Abuse"
Norfolk District Attorney, Michael W. Morrissey and Lt. Kevin Shea of the Massachusetts State Police
with Michael Botticelli Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy ________________________________________________________________
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.
Student alcohol and drug use
is an undeniable problem, but many parents have difficulty broaching the subject. In particular, parents of college students frequently doubt their abilities to impact their children’s choices.
To encourage parents to address the topic of alcohol and substance abuse head on, Caron SAP designed The Other Talk, a program that helps parents of soon-to-be college students communicate accurate, healthy and practical messages to their children regarding college alcohol and drug use.
In the matter of Comm. v. Czerkawski, the defendant’s November hearing passed uneventfully and the matter is due to return to Norfolk Superior Court for a status hearing on January 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The court has not set a new trial date at this time. _________________________