Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law

Kevin M. Morphew

Sorling Northrup Law Offices

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173


121 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1108
Chicago, IL 60601

Kevin M. Morphew

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- B.A. in Political Science, 2006
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
- J.D., 2011




Administrative Law
Elections, Political & Campaign Law
Government Affairs




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 of Speaker Michael J. Madigan. While on the Speaker’s 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.

While at John Marshall, Mr. Morphew continued to focus on issues related to state government, completing courses such as Legislative Drafting, Election Law, and Illinois Constitutional Law, and was awarded the Samuel W. Witwer Award for Excellence in the Study of the Illinois Constitution. Additionally, he worked in the Felony Trial Division of the Cook County Public Defender as a law student licensed to practice under the supervision of an Assistant Public Defender. There, he represented individuals facing a wide variety of felony criminal charges and actively participated in all stages of the criminal proceedings, gaining valuable courtroom experience.

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 also 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.