DCNR Executive Staff
Richard Morrison was named DCNR’s chief counsel in November 2013. Prior to joining DCNR, Mr. Morrison was acting chief counsel for the Department of Environmental Protection. He served as executive deputy chief counsel for the Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Chief Counsel since May 2012. He previously served as assistant director of DEP’s Bureau of Regulatory Counsel. He joined DEP in January 2005 and served as program counsel for the department’s mining program, for the Bureau of Radiation Protection and the Bureau of Waste Management. Prior to joining DEP, Mr. Morrison was in private practice in the New Jersey office of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll where he practiced environmental litigation and franchise law. From 2001-04, he was an assistant counsel to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. He is a 1994 honors graduate of Rutgers School of Law, Camden.