Meet Aimee Morris
Aimee hails from Atlanta, so she is a big fan of the back-to-back college football National Champion Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs! She has two adult children, one daughter and one son. Her daughter is married to her childhood sweetheart and has 2 spoiled cats. Her son is autistic and still lives at home. Aimee also has a 9-year-old boxer dog named Lucy.
Aimee received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Peace, War, and Defense in 2005. She also received a graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health in 2005. Aimee then attended law school in Florida at Ave Maria School of Law and graduated in 2012. While she was in law school, Aimee interned at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Ft. Myers, Florida.
After graduating law school in 2012, Aimee and her children moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to be closer to family. Aimee took and passed the North Carolina Bar in 2014. From 2016 until late 2020, Aimee practiced family law in the Wilmington area.
Once the pandemic had taken foothold in the US, the state of North Carolina sought help from attorneys to help with the backlog of unemployment appeals and appeals of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). As an Appeals Referee, Aimee presided and wrote decisions for over 2000 unemployment appeal hearings for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security. After the pandemic, she took a position at the Onslow County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor until October of 2023.