John Morrison



-Senior partner, Morrison, Motl & Sherwood.

-AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell (Preeminent).

-Lead Montana Counsel, Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Montana v. Phillip Morris (The Tobacco case).

-Counsel for NBC, New York Times and other media, U.S. v. Kaczynski (the Unabomber case).

-Record verdicts and settlements (including largest settlement in Montana history).

-Lead Counsel, first medical monitoring fund class action in Montana.

-Numerous cases of first impression in the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit.

-Visiting professor/speaker, University of Montana Law School, University of Denver Law School, University of South Dakota Law School, Stanford University, Beijing University, The Milbank Fund, The National Insurance School.

-Author of many professional journal articles, including recently keynoting a National Symposium on ERISA.


Chairman of the Board,-elect Senior Health insurance Company of Pennsylvania, ($3.2b LTC company)

Lead Trustee-elect, Senior Health Care Oversight Trust (appointed to replace former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop)

Co-founder, Montana Health Cooperative

Co-founder and President, National Alliance of State Health Cooperatives (NASHCO)

President, CASA of Montana

Board of Directors, Presidio Reinsurance Corporation

Board of Directors, Center for Health Policy Development

Public Service

-State Auditor, Insurance Commissioner, Securities Commissioner, State Lands Commissioner

-Wrote and led creation of Healthy Montana Kids. 

-Wrote and led creation of Insure Montana. 

-Created premium assistance program for Montana high-risk pool

-Banned ERISA Discretionary Clauses and wrote National Model (conferring broad rights on tens of millions of Americans). Standard Insurance Co. v. Morrison, 584 F. 3d 837 (9th Cir., Oct. 27, 2009).

-Led national crackdown on fake health insurance.

-Started Montana Captive Insurance Industry.

-Led creation of State Land Bank

-Chaired two of four major standing committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.  (Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs; Health Insurance and Managed Care)

-NAIC International Vice-Chairman.  Represented NAIC in Asia, including the US-China WTO Insurance Dialogues.

-Testified before both houses of Congress

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