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Morgan Carroll

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC - Colorado
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Morgan Carroll
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC - Colorado
Englewood,
 CO

Morgan Carroll is a third generation Colorado Trial Lawyer. Morgan has over 20 years of legal experience. She began her practice with one of the first mother-daughter law firms in Colorado. Her areas of practice have included personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, long-term disability, Title VII, wrongful termination, wage claims, and family law. Morgan’s advocacy for clients and causes led her to run for the Colorado legislature in 2004 as a commitment to make and change laws to better serve the people of Colorado. She was elected and served in the state house from 2005 to 2008, including as Majority Caucus Chair, Vice Chair of Judiciary Committee and member of Health and Human Services, Legal Services, Audit Committee and Business Labor and Technology Committee.

Morgan then served in the Colorado state senate from 2009 to 2017, including as Senate President, Majority Leader, Caucus Chair, Chair of Judiciary, and member of Audit Committee and Legal Services committee. Morgan ran for Congress in 2016. Morgan continued practicing law on a part-time basis while serving in the legislature.

Morgan’s legislative career was marked by successfully passing lobbying reforms, consumer protections, campaign finance reforms, insurance reforms, environmental protections, criminal justice reforms, civil rights legislation and expanding homeowners’ rights. In addition to hosting hundreds of town halls, and teaching hundreds of community seminars teaching citizen lobbying, she is the author of Take Back Your Government: A Citizen’s Guide to Grassroots Change.

Morgan most recently served as the full-time Chair of the Colorado Democratic party from 2017 – 2023 and led Colorado to the highest number of electoral victories and majorities in the history of the state. Her entire career has been focused on putting people first and pursuing justice for people who are injured or harmed by others.

HONORS & ACCOLADES

El Paso Democratic Party – Appreciation

Montezuma County Democratic Party – Appreciation

Colorado Black Round Table – Outstanding Service to Community

Greater Denver Ministerial Alliance – Community Award

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Access to Justice Award

Denver Tech Center Rotary Club Speaking Appreciation

CO Korean Association – Appreciation

CO Coalition Against Sexual Assault – Legislative Excellence Award

CO For Alternatives to Death Penalty – Lifetime Achievement Abolition Award

Armenians of Colorado – Advocate of Justice

Honorary Order of the Coif – CU Law School

CO Black Women for Political Action – Supporting Black Women, AA Community

Planned Parenthood of Colorado – Champion of Choice

Aurora Econ Development Council – A-List Leadership Award

CO Cable Telecommunications Assn – Legislator of the Year

CO Ambulatory Surgery Center Assn – Legislator of the Year

CO Alliance Retired Americans – Appreciation – 100% Voting Record Seniors

CP of Colorado (Cerebral Palsy) – Outstanding Legislator

CO Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Denver Women’s Commission – Lawmakers Award

CO Interfaith Voices for Justice – Joseph Award: Vulnerable Populations

CO Reapportionment Commission – Service as Commissioner

ACLU – Ralph L. Carr Award Crim Justice

African American Voice – Wilma Webb Co-Legislator of Year

Arapahoe County Democrats – Democrat of the Year

CO Social Legislation Committee – Leg Award, Consumers, Workers, Transp

WCEA – Donald S. Harder Service Award

Regis University – 2nd Annual JustFaith Gathering Cert App

Healthcare for All Colorado – Courageous Leadership in Healthcare

American Cancer Society – Recognition SB08-1389, HB09-1059

CO Orgs Responding to AIDS – Barbara A. Jones Award

CO Cross Disabilities Coalition – Healthcare Access Award

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Legislator of the Year

Executive Order Gov. Ritter – Appointment: CO Adv Council Persons with Disabilities

CO Freedom of Info Council – Sue O’Brien Award Public Service

United Veterans Committee – Distinguished Legislator Award

Nurse Alliance SEIU Healthcare – Leadership Recognition

Colorado Democratic Party – Rising Star Award

Aurora Sun Sentinel – Hot Stuff: Best Local Politician

Douglas County Democratic Party – Leadership & Service Award

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado Bar – 2000

U.S. District Court – 2001

10th Circuit – 2001

EDUCATION

J.D., 2000, University of Colorado School of Law; Class president, Honorary Order of the Coif (2015)

B.A., 1996, University of Colorado at Denver, Psychology With Distinction

A.A., 1994, Community College of Denver, General Studies

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College Certificate

PUBLICATIONS

Take Back Your Government – A Citizen’s Guide to Grassroots Change, 2012, Fulcrum Publishing

Sponsored Bills and Resolutions

LECTURES & SEMINARS

CLE Faculty

Elder Law and Probate

Workers’ Compensation

Campaign Finance Laws

Legislative townhall meetings

How to be a Citizen Lobbyist

How to run for elected office

Voter registration trainings

Colorado Conversations – Statewide Issue Townhalls

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Candidate recruitment

State, local and national party-building

Organizing caucuses, assemblies and conventions

Campaign Engagement

Presidential

US Senate

US Congress

Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

State Treasurer

CU Regent

State Board of Education

State Legislative

County Seats

Municipal

School Board elections

Colorado Black Women for Political Action

Colorado Black Roundtable

NAACP – Aurora Chapter

MEDIA

Colorado Public Radio -December 7, 2022

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll to step down after six years

Morgan Carroll is stepping down as chair of the Colorado Democratic Party. She announced Wednesday she won’t run for re-election after…

The Colorado Sun – 1 Month ago

Silverman: Morgan Carroll has helped drive Colorado Democrats to historic victories

Want to feel good about the future? Find the right vehicle. Then let Morgan Carroll drive. She knows the road to success.

The Denver Post – December 7, 2022

Colorado Democratic Party chairwoman to step down

Morgan Carroll, a former Colorado legislative leader, will not seek a fourth term at the party’s helm. Her tenure was marked by increasing…

Colorado Politics – December 8, 2022

Morgan Carroll announces she won’t seek fourth term chairing Colorado Democratic Party

On the heels of sweeping wins by Colorado Democrats in the last three election cycles, state party chair Morgan Carroll says she’s ready to…

The Journal – December 8, 2022

Morgan Carroll to step aside as Colorado Democratic Party chairwoman

Morgan Carroll, who has served as chairwoman of the Colorado Democratic Party since 2017 and presided over her party as it secured more…

Colorado Newsline – December 12, 2022

Leadership shuffle for Colorado political parties underway

Morgan Carroll will not seek reelection next year for a fourth term as chair of the Colorado Democratic Party.

The Villager

Democratic Party State Chair will step down after six years

BY FREDA MIKLIN STAFF WRITER. On December 7, Colorado Democratic Party chair Morgan Carroll, 51, announced she did not plan to run for…

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Colorado Bar Association

Arapahoe County Bar Association


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