Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Land Division
Morris Atta is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Department of Land and Natural Resources ("DLNR"), Land Division, and previously served as the State Lands Administrator. He is an alumnus of Yale University and the New York University School of Law. He has over 26 years of legal experience in real property, finance, corporate, administrative, energy, land use and environmental law. Mr. Atta has been lecturer and panel participant on environmental and land use law on numerous occasions. Mr. Atta was also a Research Attorney for the Senate Majority Office and the Senior Attorney for the Senate Judiciary Committee. During his tenure at the Senate, he researched, drafted and provided analysis for many of Hawaii's environment- and energy-related legislation as the staff attorney assigned to the committees overseeing water, land, agriculture, energy, environment, and health committees. Mr. Atta's current responsibilities include coordinating the Department's involvement in energy-related projects on State lands.