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Terri M. Morris, Staff Attorney - Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow

tmorris@ctlp.org

Terri Morris joined the Community Tax Law Project (CTLP) in the fall of 2020 as a staff attorney and as a Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow. The American Bar Association Section of Taxation named Terri as one of two attorneys nationally to serve a two-year term as Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow. This fellowship is awarded to a recent law school graduate who has shown an exceptional propensity to advance public service efforts in tax law and to foster a more fair and equitable tax system. During her two-year Fellowship with CTLP, Terri will focus on promoting CTLP’s Fight Against Financial Abuse Initiative, which is specifically aimed at addressing the financial issues surrounding domestic violence.

In addition to her duties as a staff attorney, Terri will be creating and building community partnerships with domestic violence partners, educating the community on financial issues domestic violence victims experience, and working directly with victims of domestic violence to resolve their income tax issues. In addition, she will continue to advocate for survivors before the IRS and the Virginia Department of Taxation.

While Terri recently joined CTLP as an attorney, she is not new to CTLP.  Prior to her recent position, Terri also served CTLP as a full-time summer legal intern and through a part-time externship while completing her law studies at the University of Richmond School of Law. Also while at the University of Richmond School of Law, Terri completed an internship with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, where she furthered her education towards becoming a tax attorney.  Based on her outstanding efforts in the area of taxation, the University of Richmond School of Law named Terri their tax student of the year for 2019-20.  Terri was also awarded the Pro Bono award for outstanding student service and was a Manuscript Editor on the Public Interest Law Review at the University of Richmond School of Law.

Prior to attending law school, Terri worked as a Legal Assistant at a criminal defense firm in Norfolk, Virginia. She has also taught English in France, and connected homeless youth to community resources as a Children’s Case manager at a shelter in the Hampton Roads area.

In her spare time, Terri enjoys cooking, hiking, and practicing yoga.

Education:

University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts

University of Richmond, Juris Doctor

Admissions:

Virginia State Bar

United States Tax Court