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I studied law at the University of Mississippi. During my time there, I won the Moot Court trial advocacy competition and was selected for Phi Delta Phi academic legal fraternity. I graduated from law school a semester early.
While studying at the University of Mississippi, I was active in theater productions and a featured performer in the University Production of "Vagina Monologues"
I took the Mississippi and the Tennessee Bar exams in February of 2009. After passing both of them, I searched for a job in a Public Defender's Office, where I knew I could both help people and best utilize my courtroom skills. Unfortunately, this is when the economy was at its worst, and there was a hiring freeze on all government hiring in both states. Ultimately I was asked to come to Florida to help my father's friend in Gainesville with a case between two Gatorade stockholders. I performed stand-up comedy in my free time. I learned that in Florida, if you are licensed and in good standing in another state, you can work as a Public Defender. I worked with the 7th Circuit Office of the Public Defender for 21/2 years while studying for, and passing, the Florida Bar. While at the PD's office I tried many cases (including felonies and misdemeanors) to successful verdicts and earned a good reputation as a fierce litigator.
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I met Ms. Morris while she was a Public Defender and I was an Assistant State Attorney. Throughout our time working together I found her to be of the highest quality, both professionally and personally. She is a dilligent worker, an excellent trial attorney and has my complete endorsement.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot court trial champion||Campbell-Delong scholarship||2007|
|Member||Phi delta phi legal fraternity||2007|
|Assistant Public Defender||7th Circuit office of the Public Defender||2010 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|First chair- criminal case 60 year max||Not guilty|
|Multiple batteries||Not guilty on all 4 counts|
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|2 articles||Water log legal journal||2007|
|Millsaps "promenade", collection of outstanding essays||"into the wind"||2003|
|University of Mississippi School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Millsaps College||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude||2004|
|Southern Methodist University||Philosophy||N/A||N/A|
|Several elementary student groups.||What it is like to be an attorney||2011|
|Pre-law class||What It is like to be a criminal defense attorney||2011|