Attorney Leonard P. Morton fell to his death on Friday morning from 225 Broadway in Manhattan, where the 44-year-old had his law office. Morton’s body was found on a scaffolding platform constructed over the sidewalk outside the office building.

A police report said authorities received a call from the scene at 7:23 a.m. about the fall of a man from a 12th story window in the building. The cause remained under investigation Friday afternoon.

Morton, who lived in Manhattan, operated the Law Offices of Leonard P. Morton. He specialized in commercial, civil litigation, insurance defense and insurance coverage matters.

In addition, Morton was an administrative law judge for New York City’s Environmental Control Board and a captain in the judge advocate general’s office of the New York State Guard. He was an adjunct at Hunter College, where he was teaching “Business Law for Small Business Owners” in the current semester, and active Monday Night Law Clinic.

Morton graduated in 1994 from the Fordham University School of Law.

Calls to Morton’s office and to Linda G. March, who is listed as of-counsel on the website, the only other attorney in the firm, were not returned Friday.