Senior Staff Attorney
As a staff attorney at the Innocence Project, Nina Morrison litigates claims for access to postconviction DNA evidence from around the nation, under both federal civil rights laws and state DNA testing statutes. She also supervises students in the Innocence Project clinic.
Ms. Morrison became a staff attorney at the Project in March 2004. Since January 2002, she had served as the Project’s Executive Director, supervising day-to-day management of the Project while assisting with litigation and policy reform initiatives.
Before joining the Innocence Project, Ms. Morrison was an attorney with the firm of Emery Cuti Brinckerhoff & Abady PC, specializing in police misconduct and other civil rights litigation. From 1992 to 1995 she was an investigator with the California Appellate Project, which represents California’s death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings.
Ms. Morrison is a 1992 graduate of Yale University and a 1998 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Snow Public Service Scholar.