I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2008 and began my legal career at a large New York City law firm, handling complex commercial civil litigation, mostly in the areas of mass torts and product liability. After seven years at the firm, I decided that I wanted to take my career (and my life) in a very different direction and, so, I moved to Nashville to accept a position as a judicial law clerk to a federal district court judge. It was a true honor to work behind the scenes in federal court and really rounded out my knowledge of the legal system. After my two-year term as a law clerk came to an end, I was presented with the amazing opportunity to join Abby Rubenfeld in her domestic law and civil rights firm here in Nashville. Then, in the summer of 2019, I launched my own law practice, Morris Family Law, PLLC, and I look forward to serving clients and being a member of the Nashville legal community for many years to come.
Throughout my legal career, I have had the privilege of working on many high-profile matters, often with large monetary judgments at stake. Nothing is more rewarding, however, than working on the highest-stakes matters there are - your family law matters. As someone who has been through the family court not only as an attorney but also as a party, I understand firsthand how difficult it can be to fight for yourself when your whole world is coming undone. I want to use not only my legal expertise but also my life experience to fight for you. Whether you are facing a divorce action, child custody dispute, domestic violence situation, or even the more routine task of drafting an estate plan or prenuptial agreement, I recognize that you need not only legal representation but also someone who will be by your side every step of the way to guide you through the process and be your voice. I am excited to have the opportunity to be that voice for you.
On a personal note, I escaped an abusive relationship when my only daughter was just nine months old. I didn't know whether I would be able to rebuild my life but through family, friends, and faith, and also time, I have come to know true joy. I think about success differently now than I once did, and, for me, true success is measured in the lives you touch. It is a deep responsibility to have clients place the most urgent matters in their lives in your hands, and that is a responsibility I take most seriously. My goal for every client is not simply that they win their case or finalize their agreement but that they find peace in the justice process so they can move on with their lives and they, too, can come to know true joy in the future.
I hope you will consider calling me for your legal needs.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Pro Bono Service Award||New York State Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Legal Aid Society of New York||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Legal Aid Society of New York||2011|
|Attorney||Rubenfeld Law Office, PC||2017 - Present|
|Law Clerk to Honorable Aleta A. Trauger||United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee||2015 - 2017|
|Associate||Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP||2008 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Bar Association||TBA Leadership Law Class of 2018||2018 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association||N/A||2018 - Present|
|Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter (Nashville, Tennessee)||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Time for Corporations to Rethink Preemption Strategy||2014|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Third Circuits Close Look at Exceptions to CAFA Removal||2013|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Sound The Alarm: Uninjured Plaintiff Now Have Standing||2013|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|New York University||BA||2002|
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