Catriona Morrison has been an Administrative Law Judge II for the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board since 2004. She is a member of the agency's Precedent Decision Committee, which evaluates decisions on whether they are suitable to be designated as precedents. Judge Morrison serves as a trainer for new judges and as a quality review evaluator. She also works as a pro tem hearing officer for code enforcement and civil penalty cases for the City of San Diego and the City of Encinitas.
Judge Morrison received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Virginia in 1987. She moved to California in 1987, and received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in 1990.
After graduating from law school, she began working at San Diego's oldest law firm, Luce Forward Hamilton and Scripps. For the next decade, Judge Morrison practiced law at Luce Forward and Duckor Spradling and Metzger, specializing in business litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty and working closely with skilled paralegals.
In addition to her job as an adjudicator, Judge Morrison is a board member and paddler for the San Diego Dragon Boat Team and a level 2 official for USA Canoe/Kayak and serves on the board of directors for San Diego Canoe Kayak Team. She also serves as a judge for high school and college mock trial competitions.