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Brianna J. Morrison

I am receptive to the needs of clients. I like to gain detailed information regarding the concerns of the client and use that information to craft the most advantageous solution. I am committed to providing clients with candor, professionalism, and favorable outcomes. Quotation mark
Brianna J. Morrison
Brianna J. Morrison
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About Brianna

Brianna Morrison is an associate in the financial services department, where she provides counsel to clients in bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related matters.

Before joining Miller Nash, Brianna practiced at a firm in South Carolina where she assisted clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as Subchapter V of Chapter 11. During her time in South Carolina, Brianna also represented the Chapter 7 trustee in avoidance actions, such as preferential and fraudulent transfers under the Statute of Elizabeth.

During law school, Brianna clerked for the National Indian Country Training Coordinator at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Brianna also had the chance to work with a group of students to draft a Family Law Code for the Catawba Nation of South Carolina. She also served as a legal extern for the Honorable David R. Duncan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina where she researched the Statute of Elizabeth and worked on a bankruptcy guide for pro se debtors.

Brianna’s experience in bankruptcy law and knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code enables her to resolve complex issues, and craft efficient solutions for clients.

Brianna is presently admitted in South Carolina and her admission to the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Associations are pending.

Representative Experience

  • Prior to Joining Miller Nash LLP Plus
    • Represented Chapter 7 debtors in a reply to an objection to the debtors’ homestead exemption in the debtors’ house and burial plots. The court denied the objection and declared that under the South Carolina homestead exemption statute a debtor can claim an exemption in both a homestead and burial plot if the combined value is below the exemption limit.

    • Assisted the supervising attorney in representing a hotel in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Drafted first day motions and assisted the client in completing the initial debtor interview and monthly operating reports.

    • Represented the Chapter 7 trustee in multiple preference actions against creditors and negotiated favorable settlements.

    • Conducted multiple Bankruptcy Rule 2004 examinations for the Chapter 7 trustee to uncover potential assets for the estate and potential Statute of Elizabeth claims.

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2020
    • Senior Articles Editor, South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College, history, 2017

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2020

Court Admissions

  • South Carolina Supreme Court, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2021

Activities

Professional Plus
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, 2020-present
  • J. Bratton Davis American Bankruptcy Inn of Court, 2021-present
Civic Plus
  • Volunteer for the Credit Abuse Reeducation Program (CARE)

Recognition

  • Konduros Leadership Fellow
  • Alfred H. Sweet Prize in Historical Research

Insights from Brianna

  • “Credit Cards and Interest Rates,” Carolina Forest High School, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program (May 2022)
Collaborations

Outside the Office

Brianna enjoys an active lifestyle, whether it’s swimming six miles in the ocean or running a 32-mile obstacle course. She also has a passion for drawing and painting.