Roger N. Morris, R.Ph, Partner


Roger Morris focuses his practice on the representation of pharmacies—including retail, pharmacy wholesalers, specialty, compounding, mail order, veterinary, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and pharmaceutical manufacturers—in a wide variety of regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He also represents health care providers, including hospitals, health systems, and medical staff. He has done considerable work assisting his clients and the industry with regulatory issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Appointment to a state pharmacy emergency COVID-19 task force to recommend executive orders for the governor
  • Developing pharmacy staffing plans
  • Disaster planning contracting for mail order pharmacies
  • Counseling pharmacies that are developing experimental COVID-19 treatments
  • Advising a pharmacy chain on its funding of coronavirus research through a major research university
  • Tracking all coronavirus emergency orders from all 50 states and providing daily updates to numerous clients
  • Advising on dealing with COVID-19-positive or suspected positive results among employees and customers

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.

Roger is the current Section Chair for Quarles & Brady's Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, Bankruptcy, and Health Law Practice Groups; the former Chair of the firm's Health Law Practice Group; and a member of the firm's governing Executive Committee.

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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

  • American Society for Pharmacy Law, fellow and
    past president
  • American Pharmacists Association, member
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association, board of directors
  • American College of Legal Medicine, member
  • American Health Law Association, member
  • American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, member
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers, member and former board member
  • Defense Research Institute, member
  • LeadingAge Arizona, former outside general counsel
  • Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, past chairman and board member emeritus
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Products Liability Committee, Litigation Section, member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, member
  • State Bar of Arizona, member; Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee, former member
  • Arizona State University Center for Law, Science & Innovation, advisory board member
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Food and Drug Law and Pharmaceutical Products Liability adjunct faculty
  • Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Rule Writing Task Force, member
  • Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law adjunct faculty, Dean’s Council
  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law adjunct faculty
  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy adjunct faculty, Dean’s Council
  • Arizona Science Center, former board member
  • Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters, former board member and past secretary

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® 2022 Phoenix Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2005-present
  • Chambers USA®, Healthcare, 2015–present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
    , 2000-present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Health Care, 2001-present
  • Arizona Business Leader – Healthcare Law, AZ Big Media, 2015-2017, 2019
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, 2017
  • Magazine Top Health Care Leader, Arizona Business, 2016
  • Finalist for Legal Advocate for Arizona Business Magazine Health Care Leadership Awards, 2016
  • Health Care Hero Finalist - Non Physician Category, Arizona Business Journal, 2015
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association Pharmacy Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers, AZ Business Magazine, Healthcare, 2014
  • 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, 2011
  • Arizona Pharmacy Alliance – Pharmacist of the Year, 2005
  • Best of the Bar – Health Care Lawyers, Phoenix Business Journal, 2003–2005
  • Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, Nightingale's Healthcare News, 2005
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