Roger N. Morris


Roger Morris is the national chair of Quarles & Brady's Health & Life Sciences Industry Team, former chair of the firm's Health Law Practice Group, and a member of the firm's governing Executive Committee. His practice focuses on the representation of pharmacies, including retail pharmacies, pharmacy wholesalers, specialty pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, veterinary pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and pharmacy manufacturers. He also represents health care providers, including hospitals, health systems, and medical staff.

Roger's previous career as a pharmacist enables him to provide unique insight to clients on a wide range of issues, including licensing new pharmacy locations, responding to regulatory inquiries and investigations before state review boards, and the development of complex new programs that include multiple points in the pharmacy distribution process and multi-state jurisdictional matters. 

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1989)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (B.S., cum laude, 1986)
    • Rho Chi (Pharmacy Academic Honorary)
    • Dean's Honor Roll
    • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Honoraries

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1989

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Products Liability Committee, Litigation Section; Consumer Law Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law (Fellow and Past-President)
  • American College of Legal Medicine (Member)
  • American Society of Law and Medicine (Member)
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association (Board of Directors)
  • American Pharmacists Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers (Board of Directors)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Arizona Science Center (Board of Directors)
  • Southwest Behavioral Health Services (Board of Directors and Past Chairman)
  • Arizona State Bar (Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee)
  • Arizona Association of Homes and Housing for The Aging (Outside General Counsel)
  • Southwest Institute on Aging (Board of Directors)
  • Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Dean’s Council)
  • Valley Big Brothers / Big Sisters (Board of Directors and Past Secretary)
  • Arizona State University College of Law, Center for Law, Science and Innovation
  • Deans Council, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
  • Advisory Board Member, Arizona State University Center for Law, Science & Innovation
  • Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Adjunct Faculty, Pharmacy Law Instructor)
  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy (Adjunct Faculty, Pharmacy Law)
  • Arizona State University College of Law (Adjunct Faculty, Food and Drug Law and Pharmaceutical Products Liability)
  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy (Adjunct Faculty and Dean’s Council)

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Top Health Care Leader by Arizona Business Magazine (2016)
  • Named as a 2016 Finalist for Legal Advocate for Arizona Business Magazine Health Care Leadership Awards
  • Named a 2016 Arizona Business Leader – Healthcare Law by AZ Big Media
  • Named a 2015 Health Care Hero Finalist - Non Physician Category by the Arizona Business Journal
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2015–present: Healthcare)
  • Named a 2014 Arizona Business Leader by AZ Big Media
  • 2014 Pharmacy Hall of Fame Inductee, Arizona Pharmacy Association
  • Listed in Arizona’s Top Lawyers list by AZ Business Magazine (2014: Healthcare)
  • 2013 Distinguished Alumnus – University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • 2013 Spirit of Philanthropy Award – AFP – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona / Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • 2011 Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance (AzPA)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007–2016 Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Health Care)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2005–present: Health Care Law)
  • Nightingale's Healthcare News 2005 – Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer nationwide
  • Arizona Pharmacy Alliance – Pharmacist of the Year 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Best of the Bar – Health Care Lawyers, Phoenix Business Journal (2003–2005)