Welcome Morgan Hanna Adams!

MIA has the honor and privilege of welcoming our new Children’s Project Staff Attorney, Morgan Hanna Adams! Ms. Hanna Adams, based in our Nashville office, will focus her practice on representing unaccompanied minors in Tennessee who are temporarily in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement. In this capacity, Ms. Hanna Adams will be working with some of the most vulnerable children in the U.S. to protect their rights and screen for legal relief before they are placed with their family members throughout the country.

Ms. Hanna Adams comes to MIA with the passion and dedication necessary to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality legal services. A native Memphian, she graduated from Rhodes College with a BA in Political Science and minors in English and African American Studies. Ms. Hanna Adams earned her JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board, Research Editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and held several positions in the Black Law Students Association. Ms. Hanna Adams also represented clients as a student attorney in Tennessee courts through UT Law’s Advocacy Clinic and competed in mock trial competitions. She was the recipient of the Chancellor George Lewis Moot Court Board Award and Judge Herschel P. Franks Award. Ms. Hanna Adams was honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court for her pro bono service, and in her final year of law school, selected to the National Order of Barristers. She also served as a summer law clerk for judges in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Prior to law school, Ms. Hanna Adams worked in case management as a subrogation specialist for an ERISA firm in Memphis. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyers’ Association for Women (Marion Griffin Chapter), and currently serves as President of the Rhodes College New Alumni Council.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Hanna Adams to our team!

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by Sally Joyner, Esq.

Interim Executive Director Sally M. Joyner is a lifelong Memphian and co-founder of MIA.
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