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, 2010, and 2020 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


"Closing the Gap on Systemic Environmental Injustices," TYL Magazine (American Bar Association Fall 2020)

"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)


​"Environmental Justice in Family Research, Teaching, and Scholarship,"

      ​National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November, 2020

“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.

The Morrison Law Firm

911 Washington Ave., Ste. 501
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-800-0180

The Morrison Law Firm St. Louis Environmental Lawyer

Unrivaled Representation for Environmental, Zoning and Land Use Matters

The Morrison Law Firm

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Bruce A. Morrison

Bruce Morrison practices in the areas of environmental law, zoning and land use law, and business disputes. 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, land use matter, and business-related case undertaken by the firm since that time. Bruce also serves as President of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, a public interest nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Missouri's environment, and an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University School of Law, teaching courses in Land Use Control and Environmental Law.