Michael W. Morrissey

Norfolk County District Attorney

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.

  • Norfolk District Attorney's Office  

    With a staff of approximately 130 employees, the District Attorney's Office works with court personnel and the law enforcement community every day to prosecute approximately 20,000 cases a year. These cases involve homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, drug sales and possession, fraud, theft, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and many other offenses.

    Under Massachusetts law, all criminal cases brought to prosecution must be handled by the Office of the District Attorney or the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
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