Roger N. Morris, R.Ph, Partner


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, pharmacy wholesalers, specialty, compounding, mail order, veterinary, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and pharmacy manufacturers—in a wide variety of regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He also represents health care providers, including hospitals, health systems, and medical staff.

Roger also has experience in the highly innovative telemedicine and telepharmacy industries, assisting clients with the unique state and federal regulatory compliance issues they face, as well as acquisitions and the creation of and construction of facilities.

His 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; Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee)
  • 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 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

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys® (2017)
  • Arizona Business Magazine Top Health Care Leader (2016)
  • Finalist for Legal Advocate for Arizona Business Magazine Health Care Leadership Awards (2016)
  • Chambers USA® (2015–present: Healthcare)
  • AZ Big Media Arizona Business Leader – Healthcare Law (2015-2017, 2019)
  • Arizona Business Journal Health Care Hero Finalist - Non Physician Category (2015)
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association Pharmacy Hall of Fame Inductee (2014)
  • AZ Business Magazine - Arizona’s Top Lawyers (2014: Healthcare)
  • 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 (2013)
  • Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance (AzPA; 2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2005-Present: Health Care Law)
  • Arizona Pharmacy Alliance – Pharmacist of the Year (2005) Best of the Bar – Health Care Lawyers, Phoenix Business Journal (2003–2005)
  • Nightingale's Healthcare News– Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer nationwide (2005)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® (2001-Present: Health Care)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated