Kevin M. Morphew joined Sorling Northrup in 2012. Admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2011, Mr. Morphew concentrates his practice in the areas of lobbying and government affairs, election law, administrative procedure, and commercial litigation.
Mr. Morphew is a graduate of the University of Iowa (B.A., 2006) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2011). Prior to law school, he spent three years with the Illinois House of Representatives as a research analyst for the Research and Appropriations Staff. While on staff, he advised legislative leaders and legislators from the House Democratic Caucus on policy issues and developed an extensive knowledge of the Illinois legislative and budget-making processes. His duties included analyzing the purpose, scope, and impact of legislation in the areas of transportation, agriculture, environmental regulation, and economic development. He also assisted with coordination of several campaigns for candidates elected to the Illinois General Assembly.
At Sorling Northup, Mr. Morphew joined the government affairs practice team that represents a wide range of highly regulated businesses, industries and professional associations before the Illinois General Assembly and Office of the Governor. Relying on his prior experience and relationships as a legislative staffer, Mr. Morphew serves as both an advocate and guide for his clients through the Illinois legislative process where he strives to create the best regulatory climate for their businesses to succeed. In addition to lobbying, Mr. Morphew has extensive experience in election law, where he advises candidates seeking office at all levels of government with ballot access issues. He regularly appears before municipal, county, and state boards of election to litigate issues related to ballot access and campaign finance disclosure.
Mr. Morphew is a member of the Illinois State, Sangamon County, and Chicago Bar Associations.