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Will Morgan is a government relations attorney with extensive experience representing clients at the local, state, and federal levels.  He advocates on behalf of companies, trade associations, and non-profits before the North Carolina General Assembly and the United States Congress, as well as state and federal agencies.  Will has been recognized as one of top lobbyists in the state of North Carolina.


Will is a partner in Manning Fulton’s government relations practice.  He has experience representing clients at all levels of government, including the United States Congress, federal agencies, the North Carolina General Assembly, state executive agencies, and local governments.  Will currently represents a broad range of clients that include Fortune 100 companies, national trade associations, non-profits, and small businesses.  He has experience with a wide range of topics including agriculture, education, renewable energy, environmental protection, disaster relief, financial services, healthcare, property and casualty insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and transportation issues.

Will has expertise in the appropriations process, having helped a number of clients secure state appropriations. In addition to representing clients at the General Assembly, he assists clients with various administrative law matters, including permitting and rulemaking.  Will has also helped a number of companies navigate state procurement issues.

Prior to joining Manning Fulton, Will worked as the Director of Government Relations for the North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where he represented the organization before the North Carolina General Assembly and the United States Congress.  Over his career Will has helped secure increased funding for the state’s conservation trust funds and has successfully lobbied for the creation of a new state park, three new state natural areas, and five new state trails.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Triangle Land Conservancy.

Will earned a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law where he served on the Moot Court Board and was the President of the Environmental Law Society.  He received a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A North Carolina native, Will lives in Raleigh with his wife Janie and their two young children.




  • Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 2007)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 2010

Professional Activities 

  • Recognized by North Carolina’s Legal Elite – 2021 (Young Guns)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association
  • Wake County Bar Association


Community Engagement

  • Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    • Board of Directors (2023)
  • UNC Institute for the Environment
    • Board of Visitors (2019-Present)
  • Triangle Land Conservancy
    • Board Member (2018-Present)
    • Board Chair (2020-2022)
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
    • Leadership Raleigh 38
  • North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition
    • Board Member (2017-Present)
  • Edenton Street United Methodist Church
    • Member (2016-Present)

“If you’re looking for professionalism, reliability, and most importantly, a highly respected team, the Manning Fulton Government Relations team will deliver. These guys take the time to study my issues and provide professional counsel on the best way to engage legislative and regulatory matters important to my company. Their vast network and seasoned staff opens doors for me across all branches of government, regardless of party affiliation. Finally, our reputation is of utmost importance to us which means we rely on business partners we have absolute confidence in to protect it.”

Mike Birdsong
Director, Government Relations | Bayer U.S. LLC

Our partnership with Manning Fulton began in 2012, shortly after a new CEO took charge to improve the company’s performance and reputation in the market.  As a regulated organization with a state-wide reach, his plan included informing North Carolina General Assembly members and North Carolina Department of Insurance staff about the importance of affordable access to oral health for North Carolinians.  Manning Fulton’s Government Relations team was and continues to be, instrumental in facilitating meaningful conversations that led to growth in our relationships with state leaders.

Elaine Loyack
Director of Community and Public Relations | Delta Dental of North Carolina

I have worked with the Manning Fulton Government Relations Team for over three years and have been consistently impressed by the quality of their work. We have benefited from their strategic approach to advocacy and insights on legislative matters impacting our business. Their collaborative style lends itself to creative, forward-thinking solutions for their clients.

Nick Uzl
Manager, Public Affairs | Grifols

The North Carolina Railroad Company has benefited from the guidance of Manning Fulton’s Government Relations and Legal teams for more than 20 years.  They are accessible, knowledgeable and committed to providing their clients with the highest standard of service.

Scott Saylor
President | North Carolina Railroad Company

Manning Fulton Government Relations is one of the most effective teams I’ve worked with in my 38 years of state government experience. They know the process and the players.  They’re respected by legislators and state officials.  I’ve been very pleased with their work for the Land for Tomorrow Coalition.

Bill Holman
North Carolina State Director | The Conservation Fund

As a nonprofit that works closely with the state and federal government, The Nature Conservancy depends on the guidance of Manning Fulton’s Government Relations team to help us navigate the constantly changing political landscape. Their team of professionals has the right combination of experience, expertise, and relationships to advise our organization, and to effectively advocate on our behalf.

Katherine Skinner
State Director of The Nature Conservancy

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