John A. Morrissey, born Waterloo, Iowa, May 3, 1946; admitted to bar, 1971, Iowa; 1971, South Dakota; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and District of South Dakota.
Preparatory education, University of Northern Iowa (B.A., 1968); legal education, University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 1971).
Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta (Law).
Honor Societies: Delta Sigma Rho; Tau Kappa Alpha (Forensic); Purple Key. County Attorney, Jefferson County, Iowa, 1983-87; 1994-98.
City Attorney, Fairfield, Iowa, 1991-. Member: Jefferson County (President, 2000-), Eighth Judicial District (President, 2000-03),
Iowa State (Criminal Law Committee, 1977-88; Chairman, 1981-88; Special Committee on Cost of Litigation, 1981-82; General Practice Committee, 1994-; Board of Governors, 2003-09) and American (Sections: Criminal Justice; Family Law; Litigation)
Bar Associations; State Bar of South Dakota; Iowa Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association; National District Attorneys Association.
Fellow: Iowa State Bar Foundation; American Judicature Society