The West Virginia Attorney General’s office has had many ‘firsts’ since Patrick was elected in 2012 — being the first state to sue the DEA over the Opioid Epidemic, defeating Obama’s most important domestic priority at the U.S. Supreme Court, and saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars — as his humble beginnings taught him the value of hard-work and grueling persistence.
Today, Patrick’s numerous victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and momentous fight to defend conservative values have earned him recognition as a national leader against constitutional overreach and a leading voice among conservatives, West Virginians, and Americans.
Patrick’s conservative values were instilled in him from his father, a World War II veteran, and his mother, a VA registered nurse. As a young adult, Patrick put himself through school and nearly endured bankruptcy. Even through the stress of financial struggle, Patrick graduated from Rutgers College with honors in 1989. He then attended Rutgers School of Law—Newark, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1992.
Morrisey’s roots are working-class. His accomplishments are typically tied to his tenacity towards attacking a problem and bringing different groups together with his problem-solving skills.
Morrisey’s life experiences are diverse. He’s a husband, a father, a former professional Tennis Umpire (worked through the finals of the U.S. Open), a solo-practitioner who established his own law firm, a chief health counsel to one of the leading committees in Congress, a successful law partner and practice chair at one of the largest firms in America, former Chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association, and West Virginia’s Attorney General