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T. Jack
Morse, Jr.

Senior Attorney

T. 404.791.6988

Jack’s interest in investigations began after college, when he worked as a journalist for his hometown newspaper in Georgia. His passion for writing, fairness, and ferreting out the truth ultimately steered him toward law school.


Jack’s legal career began at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He served for eight years in the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section, investigating law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, and other state institutions to ensure they complied with state and federal law. He has investigated and monitored law enforcement agencies in Ohio, New York state, Arizona, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Jack then moved to Southern California, working in private practice before joining Orange County’s Inspector General’s office, the Office of Independent Review. Here, he worked with various agencies, focusing on identifying and addressing high-risk and potential liability issues. He also led investigations of the Sheriff’s Department and Probation Department, determining whether use of force complied with legal standards and best practices.

While in law school, Jack worked in public affairs for a nonprofit global relief agency that provides healthcare for people in developing countries. He also served in the U.S. Army, deploying to Iraq in 2003, as a combat photographer and paratrooper.

Outside the Office

Jack serves as a reserve police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, working with detectives in the West Bureau’s Special Assault Section. He enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with his family (not necessarily in that order).

Recent Publications

Archived Publications

  • “War Criminal or Just Plain Felon? Whether Providing Material Support for Terrorism Violates the Laws of War and Is Thus Punishable by Military Commission,” Georgia State University Law Review, Vol 26, author, 2010

Investigating Excessive Force Claims Against Police | University of San Francisco School of Law - April 2, 2024
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Investigations and Beyond: Issues Facing Investigators Today (and Tomorrow) | County Counsels' Association of California - October 26, 2023
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Archived Events

  • “Conducting Advanced Harassment Investigations,” California State University 2023 Systemwide Title IX & DHR Conference, Long Beach, California, presenter, July 25, 2023
  • “When Law Enforcement Officers Lie: Confronting Duplicity by the Police,” Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, co-lecturer, April 4, 2022
  • “Police Accountability, Mostly in Cleveland: A Look at US DOJ Law Enforcement Oversight,” Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, guest speaker, March 26, 2019
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Assistant Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for work improving the Cleveland, Ohio, Division of Police, December 2015
  • National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE)
  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association (CRPOA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • OIG Elevates Danielle Drossel to Partner and Jack Morse to Senior Attorney
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  • OIG Adds Jack Morse to Growing Roster
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Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Georgia, B.A., Journalism; minor in English

Areas of Expertise


Police Consulting and Oversight


State Bar of California

State Bar of Georgia

Middle District of GA

Northern District CA