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. In her 10 years at the project, Morrison has been lead counsel for and/or assisted in the representation of 20 men who have been freed from prison or death row based on new DNA evidence.
Morrison first served the Innocence Project as executive director, supervising day-to-day management while assisting with litigation and policy reform initiatives. Before joining the project, she was an attorney with the firm of Emery Cuti Brinckerhoff & Abady PC, specializing in police misconduct and other civil rights litigation, and a law clerk for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.
Previously, Morrison was an investigator with the California Appellate Project, which represents California's death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. She is a graduate of Yale University and New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Snow Public Service Scholar.