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Maria Viette Morris

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Class Action, Employment & Labor

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Languages Spoken: English, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Civil Rights: 40%
    9 years, 6 cases
  2. Class Action: 35%
    14 years, 20 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
    8 years, 2 cases

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Contact Info

315 Montgomery St 10th Fl
San Francisco, CA, 94104



NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Finalist - Trial Lawyer of the YearPublic Justice Foundation2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateRosen, Bien & Galvan LLP2006 - Present
AssociateLerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins2003 - 2006
ClerkJudge William Canby, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals2001 - 2002

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
L.H. v. Schwarzeneggersuccessfully settled
Coleman v. Schwarzenegger (overcrowding)Judgment in favor of plaintiffs
Willis v. California Air National GuardSuccessfully settled

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Publication NameTitleDate
23 HOUSTON J. INT’L L. 255The Exit Fiction: Unconstitutional Indefinite Detention of Deportable Aliens2001
15 EMORY INT’L L. REV. 207Racial Profiling and International Human Rights Law: Illegal Discrimination in the United States2001
48 J. INT’L AFF.Book Review: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Democracy1996
50 J. INT’L AFF. iEditors’ Foreword: Religion, Politics and Power1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Columbia University School of International and Public AffairsHuman Rights & Humanitarian LawMasters of International Affairs1996
Barnard College, Columbia UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer, “The Crisis of California Prisons: Emerging Law and Policy IssuesParole Revocation2010