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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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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    5 years, 1.5 thousand cases

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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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    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morris is a diligent and hard working attorney who is well respected in the community.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201206/20/2016
MSInactive200908/15/2016
TNInactive200908/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Moot court trial championCampbell-Delong scholarship2007
MemberPhi delta phi legal fraternity2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Public Defender7th Circuit office of the Public Defender2010 - 2013
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seminole County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First chair- criminal case 60 year maxNot guilty
Domestic batteryNot guilty
Bench trial-reckless drivingJudgment of Aquittal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
2 articlesWater log legal journal2007
Millsaps "promenade", collection of outstanding essays"into the wind"2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Millsaps CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude2004
Southern Methodist UniversityPhilosophyN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Several elementary student groups.What it is like to be an attorney2011
Pre-law classWhat It is like to be a criminal defense attorney2011