Joi Morris is a member of the Trust and Estate Litigation department and a member of the Litigation department at Freeman Freeman and Smiley. Ms. Morris prosecutes and defends a wide-range of business and insurance litigation matters as wells as probate and trust disputes, including both will and trust contests, claims against the estate or trust, claims against fiduciaries, capacity issues, and civil or other lawsuits filed against or brought on behalf of the decedent. She also represents nonprofits involved in medical research and negotiates and drafts research grant agreements. She advises nonprofit organizations on governance, grant making, tax, and other matters unique to the nonprofit sector. During her career she has represented businesses of all sizes, charitable organizations, individuals, and trusts in complex business, securities, and insurance litigation in both state and federal courts, including regarding coverage and claims handling disputes. Ms. Morris’ career has been consistently marked by a commitment to pro bono work and service to nonprofit organizations. She previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of HeritX, a nonprofit organization focused on research to prevent inherited cancer, which she co-founded in 2015. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cancer Prevention Initiative. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to nonprofit governance, inherited cancers, and research advocacy.