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Public Interest Distinguished Practitioner Series: Reilly Morse


January 31, 2008 3:00pm - 4:30pm


In October 2005, Reilly Morse joined the staff MCJ’s new Katrina Recovery Office in Biloxi. Morse is a third generation Gulfport lawyer with more than 20 years experience in civil and criminal law. He has specialized in land use, zoning and environmental justice issues with pro bono and paying clients that include the low-income, minority and substantially elderly communities of North Gulfport and Turkey Creek, the MS Sierra Club, Concerned Citizens to Protect Isles and Point, and Citizens Association for Responsible Development. Morse is a former assistant municipal judge and assistant municipal prosecutor of the City of Gulfport. He is also a member of the Affordable Housing Committee of the Governor’s Recovery Commission and the Harrison County Recovery Committee. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and Millsaps College, Morse held a judicial clerkship with Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Michael Sullivan (1984-85); he is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Mississippi.