Jay Morse

Jay Morse

JAY MORSE retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 after serving more than twenty years on active duty as both a pilot and, for the bulk of his career, a military attorney.  As a prosecutor, Jay was entrusted with the responsibility to lead the prosecution in United States v. Robert Bales, the Department of Defense’s most important war-crimes case in more than forty years.

While serving as the chief of the Army’s prosecutorial training unit, Jay provided training, direct, and indirect assistance to Army jurisdictions world-wide.  He has trained military personnel from more than fifty countries in criminal law, investigations, and the Law of Armed Conflict, and his areas of practice include complex criminal litigation and investigations, advising organizations on complex legal compliance issues, and the training and development of both lawyers and non-lawyers on issues related to legal compliance in the course of military operations.

Jay earned his bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College, his J.D. from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, and an LL.M. from The Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and Arizona Bar Associations.