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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Troy R. Morley Selected To Serve As Tribal Liaison

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Troy R. Morley has been named the new Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota.  As Tribal Liaison, Morley will serve as the conduit in matters between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the nine tribes of South Dakota. 

 Morley joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in 2012, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Pierre branch office.  In that capacity, his primary area of prosecutorial responsibility is in Indian country, and specifically the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.   

Morley is currently involved in the formation of a working group to study reentry alternatives with the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  Morley will also be working on a reentry project with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, as well as working with tribal officials in implementing a pilot program to exercise special domestic violence jurisdiction.   

Morley completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota.  In addition to his experience in private practice prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Morley previously served as Special Judge to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.  He is also a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the Commission to Study Racial and Ethnic Bias in the North Dakota Court System.    

He is originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota, and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Morley and his wife, Abby, live in Pierre, and are the parents of six children. 


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