Roger M. Morris

Roger M. Morris

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303.628.9523 office
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Roger Morris is a senior partner focusing his practice in gaming and liquor law. His clients include casinos, slot manufacturers, operators and key individuals within these industries in global jurisdictions. Roger has also served as co-counsel on numerous gaming matters with members of the gaming practice group.

Prior to joining the firm, Roger was in private practice with his own law firm in Denver, where he represented gaming and alcohol beverage clients. Roger served as the first director of the Colorado Division of Gaming. Additionally, he served as Director of the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division and as an assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, as well as the President of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators. He is familiar with all three tiers of the liquor industry in Colorado, and frequently assists clients with matters such as new licenses, transfers of ownership, Liquor Code violations, license renewals, and other areas relating to the general operation of liquor-licensed businesses. He also has years of experience assisting local and national clients with the opening of new restaurants and liquor establishments through the application process, which starts with the preparation and filling of an application and often includes a hearing before a local licensing authority. Roger has over 33 years of experience in gaming and liquor law.


  • Author, "The Tavern and the Hotel and Restaurant License," Beverage Analyst Colorado, April 2015
  • Co-Author, "Entering the United States gaming market: Options in the West," European Gaming Lawyer, April 2015
  • Co-Author, "GAMING IN COLORADO: Then and Now," Casino Lawyer, October 2014
  • Author, "The Morris Plain English Guide to the Colorado Liquor Code ," (MPEG), 2003


  • Co-Author, "Colorado chapter in "Gaming Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons"," 2nd Edition 2014 (European Lawyer Reference publication by Thomson Reuters),


  • The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Gaming Law, 2015-2017
  • National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) - President
  • Director’s Award from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Other Info


J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Colorado Law School, 1977
B.A., Yale University, 1972

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1977

Court Admissions

Colorado Court of Appeals
Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Directors Award from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms