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Bruce A. Morrison
Bruce Morrison practices in the areas of environmental law and business litigation. Individuals and businesses choose Morrison, and become longstanding clients because of the individual attention, competitive rates and quality results he provides. When Bruce began practicing law in 1988, he joined a small firm as an associate and later became partner. He established The Morrison Law Firm in 2002, and has personally handled every environmental law and business-related case undertaken by the firm since that time. Bruce is also General Counsel for Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, a public interest nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Missouri's environment.
The Morrison Law Firm
319 North Fourth Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Unrivaled Representation For Environmental Law And Business Matters
Bruce has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating. He was included in Missouri Super Lawyers listings in 2006 and 2010, and since 2012 has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for environmental litigation. Bruce also was named the St. Louis Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in 2012 and again in 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America.
From 1996 - 2006, Bruce served on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee and was the Region 7 Representative to EPA's Small Business National Compliance Advisory Panel.
● Missouri, 1988
● Illinois, 2003
● U.S. District Court, E.D. MO., 1988
● U.S. District Court, W.D. MO., 2003
● U.S. District Court, S.D. IL., 2014
● U.S. District Court, D.C., 2016
● U.S. Ct. App., 8th Cir., 1989
● U.S. Ct. App., 7th Cir., 2004
● U.S. Ct. App., 5th Cir., 2005
Publications and Presentations
"The National Environmental Policy Act," Missouri Environmental Law (The Missouri Bar 2d ed. 2007)
"Complying With Environmental and Special Use Regulations," Land Use Law Update in Missouri (National Business Institute 1997)
"Citizen Suits in the Supreme Court," Missouri Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 4, 1999)
“Missouri's Vanishing Wetlands - A Citizen's Perspective,”
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Regional Office - Central Office Conference, August, 2016
“Developments in Federal and State Environmental Law,”
Half Moon Education, Inc., Engineering Law and Ethics, May, 2016
“State and Federal Site Contamination Law,”
Half Moon Education, Legal Issues for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, October, 2015
"Dead Zone: Desert in the Gulf," 18th Annual Tulane Environmental Law Summit, February, 2014
"Developments in Citizen Suits," Missouri Environmental Conference at the Lake, July, 2011
"Protecting Flood Plains: Using the Courts," Washington University, October 2010
"Ozark National Scenic Riverways History and Litigation," Webster University, October 2010
"The World of Greenhouse Gases," Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Missouri Environmental Conference at the Lake, July, 2010
"De-engineering the Missouri River," Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Missouri Environmental Conference at the Lake, July, 2008
How Stringent New Water Quality Standards Will Impact the Regulated Community and the Public
St. Louis Earth Day Symposium, April 2005
"Small Business Owners Panel," Maryland Dept. of the Environment, 2003 SBO/SBAP National Conference, April 2003
"Environmental Issues in Property Development," National Business Institute
Major Land Use Laws in Missouri, April 2003
"Litigation Update," The Missouri Bar, Missouri Environmental Conference at the Lake, July, 2002
"Wetlands," The Seminar Group, Wetlands and Emerging Water Issues, April, 2002
"The National Environmental Policy Act," Executive Enterprises, Inc.
The Environmental Regulation Course, March, 1995, April, 1997
"Hot Environmental Issues," The Missouri Bar, November, 1997
"Common Law Actions for Environmental Damage," The Missouri Bar, Oct., 1991
"Minimizing Liability in a Litigious World," The Missouri Bar
Missouri Environmental Conference at the Lake, July, 1999
"Environmental Law as a Basis for Premises Liability," The Missouri Bar
Developing Areas in Premises Liability, March, 1998
"Structuring the Real Estate Transaction: Mitigating, Minimizing, and Avoiding Environmental Liabilities"
The Missouri Bar, Real Estate Practice Institute, August 7, 1998
"Ethics Roundtable Discussion: Recognizing Malpractice Risks in Real Estate Transactions,"
The Missouri Bar, Real Estate Practice Institute, July, 1998
"Insurance Issues," The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, April, 1997
"Private Party Actions," The Missouri Bar, Introduction to Environmental Law - A Comprehensive Review of the Laws and Regulations for the Practicing Attorney, April, 1992
"Developments and Opportunities in Environmental Law," St. Louis University, Nov., 1992
"Private Party Actions," Webster University, March, 1995
The Morrison Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri, serves clients throughout the state and nationwide.