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Roland Morris, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1961, United States District Court (eastern and middle districts) Pennsylvania 1961, United States District Court (New Jersey), United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin, United States Court Appeals (3rd. circuit) 1961, Supreme Court New Jersey, Supreme Court Pennsylvania, United States Supreme Court 1975.


Morris, Roland was born on February 18, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edward S. and Leslie H. (Hun) Morris.


Bar: Pennsylvania 1960, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1961, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975. Association firm Duane, Morris & Heckscher, Philadelphia, 1960-1966, partner, 1966-1971, administrative partner, 1971-1983, managing partner, since 1983. General counsel Hospital Association Pennsylvania, Milk Distbrs.

Association of Philadelphia Area, Inc., New Jersey Milk Industry Association, Inc., Northeast Ice Cream Association, Inc. Special counsel Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corporation, General Assembly Pennsylvania. Director, general counsel Mellon PSFS.

General counsel, director Galliker Dairy Company General counsel, trustee, vice-chairman Philadelphia College Pharmacy and Science, 1980-1983, chairman, since 1983. Vice president board directors Legal Aid Society Philadelphia, 1972-1975. President of the board directors Big Brother Association Philadelphia, 1975-1978.

Chairman, Board Of Directors Salvation Army, 1978-1981. Trustee Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Magee Memorial Hospital board directors Philadelphia Urban Coalition, Citizens Crime Commission Philadelphia. Member of advisory board United Way.


Worked at Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Pennsylvania. Chairman, Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP. Member: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Member, Administrative Law Section) and American (Member, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section) Bar Associations.

American Academy of Hospital Attorneys of the American Hospital Association. National Health Lawyers Association. Society of Health Care Attorneys.

The firm was founded in Philadelphia in 1904 by Russell Duane, Roland S. Morris and Stevens Heckscher. As the practice has expanded, offices have been added throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm's practice is devoted to the representation of businesses, both publicly held and privately owned, and individuals with business and personal issues.

The firm serves as general counsel to companies located or doing business in the commercial centers of the Mid-Atlantic region, and also represents many large national and international enterprises. In addition to corporate and individual clients, the firm represents trade associations, educational and healthcare institutions, charities and religious organizations.


Trustee Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, C. Herbert Bell Charitable Trust, Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. Director Citizens Crime Commission Philadelphia, Philadelphia Urban Coalition. Board directors Big Brothers Association Philadelphia, president, 1975—1987.

Board directors Legal Aid Society Philadelphia, vice president, 1972—1975. Member of American Bar Association, National Association College & University Attorneys, American College Healthcare Attorneys, Pennsylvania Society Healthcare Attorneys, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association.


Married Sally J. Fageol, January 29, 1955. Children: Roland, Deirdre L.E., Heather H. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1955, Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania.