REILLY MORSE

Reilly Morse is general counsel and past president of the Mississippi Center for Justice, a public interest law firm. He joined MCJ after 20 years in private practice, first in business and insurance law firms and then in solo practice that increasingly focused upon environmental and environmental justice cases. These included a series of challenges to federal permits issued to large scale casinos in coastal wetlands; a long-running defense of an historically important African American urban waterway; and a Corps flood control project in the Mississippi Delta. He served as a commissioner for the Environmental Justice Commission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law and authored “Environmental Justice Through the Eye of Hurricane Katrina,” published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He is a graduate of Millsaps College, and the University of Mississippi Law School. He lives in Gulfport, Mississippi, with his wife Christina, and enjoys painting seascapes, kayaking, and sailing. 

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