The Chief Judge and Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico are pleased to announce that Marshal D. Morgan has been sworn-in as Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Accompanied by his wife Dennise Longo and their children, Magistrate Judge Morgan was sworn-in on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Chief District Court Judge Gustavo A. Gelpi in a private ceremony. Also attending the ceremony were District Court Judge Daniel Dominguez, several of the District Court Magistrate Judges, Chief Bankruptcy Court Judge Mildred Cabán, Bankruptcy Court Judge Enrique Lamoutte, the Clerk of Court Frances Ríos de Moran, the Chief of the U.S. Probation Office Eustaquio Babilonia, as well as Magistrate Judge Morgan’s former colleagues and co-workers from the United States Attorney’s Office.
Magistrate Judge Morgan obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in history in 1989 from Yale University and received his law degree in 1994 from the University of Baltimore. Following law school, Magistrate Judge Morgan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Moylan, Jr. on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Upon completion of his clerkship, Magistrate Judge Morgan moved to Puerto Rico to work for the private law firm of Totti, Rodríguez Diaz & Fuentes, where he concentrated his efforts on representing the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the complex prisoner civil rights litigation case known as Morales Feliciano. In 1997, he moved to the law firm that ultimately became Adsuar, Muñiz, Goyco & Besosa. In 2005, together with his wife and family, Magistrate Judge Morgan moved to Florida to setup a satellite office for the law firm that became known as Levin, Morgan & Longo.
Intent on returning to Puerto Rico, Magistrate Judge Morgan joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico in 2008, where he worked until his recent appointment as magistrate judge. While at the United States Attorney’s Office, his successful litigation of child pornography and human trafficking cases lead US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez to create for the first time in Puerto Rico the Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking unit, with Magistrate Judge Morgan serving as its Chief Deputy.