Brian Morris is an attorney at the Institute for Justice.
Before joining IJ, Brian was an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio. His practice there focused on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including several appeals in the Ohio Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Brian clerked for Judge John B. Nalbandian of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Brian received his law degree summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University in 2015, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and finished first in his class. Brian also received a B.A. in English from Northern Kentucky University. Before law school, Brian served in the United States Peace Corps in Mongolia.
Brian is a member of the Ohio bar.
Fines and Fees | Private Property
Federal Government Seeks to Impose Multimillion Dollar Excessive Fine on Grandmother, Claiming a Fine is a “Civil Penalty.”
An Boston-area grandmother is fighting to have courts consider whether the multimillion-dollar penalty the government imposed on is unconstitutionally excessive.
First Amendment | Immunity and Accountability | Political Speech
East Cleveland’s Government Weaponized its Police to Punish a Political Opponent. He’s Fighting to Hold It Accountable.
Cities can’t use the police to punish political speech.
Brian's Amicus Briefs
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County v. Talevski
United State Supreme Court
Ohio Power Company v. Michael Burns, et al.
Ohio Supreme Court