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West Virginia Attorney General

Current State AG
Patrick Morrisey (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2013

Patrick Morrisey was elected Attorney General of West Virginia in 2012, becoming the first Republican to serve in the role since 1933. AG Morrisey was previously in private practice as a healthcare lawyer and served as a Partner and Co-Chair of King & Spalding LLP’s FDA and Life Sciences Group. He has also been a Partner at Sidley & Austin LLP. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Staff Director and Chief Health Care Counsel to the US House of Representatives...

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Patrick Morrisey was elected Attorney General of West Virginia in 2012, becoming the first Republican to serve in the role since 1933. AG Morrisey was previously in private practice as a healthcare lawyer and served as a Partner and Co-Chair of King & Spalding LLP’s FDA and Life Sciences Group. He has also been a Partner at Sidley & Austin LLP. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Staff Director and Chief Health Care Counsel to the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. AG Morrisey began his career as a solo practitioner.

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The AG is elected an elected position in West Virginia.

  • Next Election:November 5, 2024
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest West Virginia Attorney General News & Insights

Republican AGs Object to SEC Climate Change Reporting Proposal

A Republican group of 24 AGs, led by Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia and Mark Brnovich of Arizona, sent a letter to Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Vanessa Countryman, expressing opposition to the proposed rule entitled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”

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AG Morrisey Recovers $500,000 from Debt Settlement Attorney

West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey has reportedly reached a settlement with California attorney Thomas Moore to resolve allegations that his legal corporation, Moore Legal Center, violated West Virginia’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The complaint, which was filed in March 2020, alleged that Moore Legal Center advertised that it could settle consumer debt for less…

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Republican Attorneys General Urge Congress to Reject New Methane Fees on Oil and Natural Gas Producers

A group of 19 Republican AGs, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources urging Congress to reject legislation that would increase fees on oil and natural gas producers. The letter opposes…

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