Mr. Morrison joined Inspired as General Counsel in October of 2020 and was made President in May of 2021. He was “Of Counsel” for Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. from 2017 through 2020. It was during his time at Smith Murdaugh that he successfully lobbied the Texas Legislature to change the laws that governed the mentally ill.
He served 8 years as County Commissioner in Fort Bend County, Texas. As Commissioner, Mr. Morrison managed a $300 million budget and had direct responsibilities over 13 executive managers. As Commissioner, he helped create the Mental Health Public Defender’s Office which identified and diverted 300 inmates from the county jail and justice system to treatment, saving millions in taxpayer dollars. Mr. Morrison also oversaw the Implementation of the 1115 Waiver Program convincing the Court to participate in this federal Medicaid Waiver Program. Matching money from the feds helped create a Crisis Intervention Team, a Crisis Intervention Unit, extend hours for clinic visits for indigent patients, and transformed the way indigent care is delivered in Fort Bend County. Finally, Mr. Morrison delivered $1 billion of roads to Precinct 1 from county dollars and in partnership with TxDOT.
Prior to serving as county commissioner, Mr. Morrison was a successful solo practitioner in civil litigation specializing in drainage law, environmental law and civil disputes. He was responsible for successful outcome in these matters. He tried over 25 cases to verdict. He also handled many appeals including; Alewine v. City of Houston, 309 S.W.3d 771 (Tex.App.—Houston [14 th Dist.] 2010, pet. denied); Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr, No. 13-0303 (Tex. 2016); Coyne v. Kaufman County, 144 S.W.3d 129 (Tex.App.—Eastland 2004, no pet.); Waste Management of Texas, Inc. v. Blackwell, 130 S.W.3d 337 (Tex.App.—Houston [14 th Dist.] 2004, no pet.); City of Houston v. Grudziecke, 2003 WL 1922671 (Tex.App.—Houston [14 th Dist.] 2003); Taxpayers for Sensible Priorities v. City of Dallas, 79 S.W.3d 670 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2002, pet. denied); Stewart v. Potts, 996 F.Supp. 668 (S.D.Tex. 1998); Stewart v. Potts, 983 F.Supp. 178 (S.D.Tex. 1997). Mr. Morrison has extensive experience in administrative cases, including administrative hearings before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Administrative Procedure Act cases in state and federal Court related to federal and state clean water acts, clean air acts, and the National Environmental Policy Act.
He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in December 1995 and is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association.
Mr. Morrison received his Law Degree from South Texas College of Law Houston in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Baylor University in 1992.
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Mr. Morrison is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg, Texas. He is a former Board Member of Catholic Charities and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2801. He has been married to his wife Allyson for 27 years and has 5 children.