Michael Morrissey was
born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the oldest child
of Arthur and Marion Morrissey. Michael attended
the Quincy Public School System and is a proud graduate
of North Quincy High School class of 1972. After
graduation, Michael attended the University of Massachusetts
at Amherst, where he earned a degree in American
History and Political Science. He went on to further
his education by earning a JD from Suffolk Law School
(1985) and Masters in Public Administration from
Western New England College (1981).
Michael was elected in 1977 to the Massachusetts House of
Representatives as a Quincy State Representative and quickly
earned a reputation of working tirelessly for his constituents.
In 1992, Michael ran for State Senator in the Norfolk District
(Quincy, Braintree, Holbrook, and Avon). Michael has chaired
six major committees including the Committee on Public Safety.
He served for 10 years on the Governor’s Anti-Crime
Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of DOVE
(Domestic Violence Ended) where he was instrumental in helping
DOVE acquire their first shelter in Quincy.
During his tenure at the State House, Morrissey has worked
hard to write and pass the laws that give District Attorneys
the legal tools they need to prevent and prosecute crime.
He has fought to protect seniors from fraud, to protect
our children from sex offenders, and to toughen drunken
driving and domestic violence laws. He authored one of the
toughest laws against cocaine trafficking. He strongly supports
tougher penalties for bullying whether in our schools or
on the Internet. Michael authored the law to extend protection
from bullying by cell phone or computer use. And, he has
taken the lead to legally protect all consumers against
fraud and identity theft. Morrissey wrote the State’s
identification Law and was recently referred to as “Cyber
Cop” for his work. Morrissey is the founding and managing
partner of a law firm that has grown to over 50 people with
offices in 3 states. The firm of Boyle, Morrissey &
Campo, P.C. has earned a reputation as capable and aggressive
trial attorneys. He knows how to effectively manage a team
of talented attorneys and staff and manage tight budgets
in tough economic times. He has hired and trained talented
attorneys and has been a mentor to young attorneys including
one who went on to become a District Attorney.
Morrissey is a lifelong resident of Quincy, Massachusetts.
Morrissey and his wife, Joanne (Ross) have two children:
Colby, a student at New England School of Law; and James,
a 2010 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Morrissey
enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid sailor.