Mr. Morrill is an attorney who concentrates in the government relations and administrative law areas, having served as a lawyer, lobbyist and government official for approximately 30 years.
After graduating from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics, Morrill was a Governor’s Fellow in Springfield, working for a year in various areas of the Illinois Governor’s Office. Following graduation cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, Morrill served as Parliamentarian of the Illinois Senate and staffed the Senate Judiciary Committee during the tenure of Senate President Philip J. Rock. Morrill thereafter practiced for six years in the governmental, administrative law and litigation departments of the Chicago law firm Winston & Strawn.
Before forming his own firm, Morrill returned to Springfield to serve as Chief Legal Counsel to the Senate President, developing new rules for the Senate and assisting then newly elected President James “Pate” Philip during his first legislative session.
As a lobbyist, Morrill has represented scores of clients before the Illinois General Assembly, Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Cook County Board. As a lawyer, Morrill has practiced before virtually every Illinois agency and executive branch office, as well as in the state and federal courts.
Morrill’s governmental experience includes service as Commissioner of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the agency that adjudicates anti-discrimination claims with respect to employment, housing, education and public accommodations, Special Assistant Attorney General, Special Counsel to the Cook County Board, Counsel to the State Employees’ Retirement System, Counsel to the Board of Trustees of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois, and Member of the Illinois Attorney General Advisory Board on Not-For-Profit Corporations.
Morrill has served on transition teams of state constitutional officers, on the boards of charities, and as a member of numerous legal and civic organizations. Morrill has published articles in such publications as the Northwestern University Law Review, DePaul University Law Review and Illinois Bar Journal, as well as magazines such as Chicago Southland Business and Chicago Office.
Morrill has been recognized by his peers in the Illinois legal community as a “Leading Lawyer” in his field, a designation maintained by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.
Morrill resides in Glenview, Illinois.