Richard N. Morrison

Richard N. Morrison: Attorney with Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, P.L.C. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Barons.

Richard Morrison's practice is focused on water law, environmental law, and issues facing special districts and agriculture. His practice principally involves representation of irrigation districts concerning water rights, government contract disputes, and environmental issues. Much of his work since 1985 fostered negotiated settlements of Indian water rights claims. He has worked on four completed settlements in Arizona.

Representative Professional Experience

Negotiated settlement of four central Arizona Indian water rights settlements representing local irrigation districts.
Advised irrigation districts on compliance with surface water quality standards and environmental issues associated with groundwater pumping.
Advised irrigation districts and electrical districts on matters of governance, insurance, voting rights, and fiduciary responsibilities.
Represented interests of university receiving public benefit conveyance of land at former Williams Air Force Base.
Advised university on environmental law issues associated with use of land at former Williams Air Force Base.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Real Property
  • Water Law
  • Agribusiness

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-801-9078  Phone
602-801-9070  Fax
University Attended:
Northern Arizona University, B.S., honors program graduate, with high distinction, 1970; San Francisco Theological Seminary, M.A.V., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Houston, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1978, Arizona

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Phoenix, Arizona

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