Brianna Tocci

Law Clerk

Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Brianna relocated to the Nation’s capital to pursue a career in family, criminal, and child exploitation law. She earned a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, where she was part of the Justice and Legal Thought Scholars program. While there, Brianna worked as a legal research assistant, consultant on course redesign, and teaching assistant for a family law course, and worked on the first of three published textbooks that she has researched, edited, and written for. She also won an award and scholarship from her honors program for her research project on community-centered, family-based approaches to juvenile delinquency prevention. Brianna earned her Juris Doctor Degree from American University Washington College of Law, where she was the President of the Family Law Society. To gain practical experience, Brianna interned with the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, clerked for a Judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland, where she wrote and published a judicial order and memorandum, and worked as a Student Attorney, prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases, through the number two clinical program in the country. Now with The Halks Firm, Brianna utilizes her writing and litigation skills to help families, individuals, and children through the legal process. In her free time, Brianna enjoys snowboarding, playing tennis, and sifting through the latest true crime literature, film, and podcasts.


  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Juris Doctor Degree (2021)

Unbreakable Bonds Built with Previous Clients

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  • “It was the hardest experience in my life but Attorney Halks was my savior from day one.”


  • “I am very thankful and cannot thank Nick enough for going to bat for me.”


  • “Nicholas exceeded all my expectation, Including the settlement.”


  • “I will always recommend him to family and friends. Nicholas Halks is a winner!”


  • “The service was phenomenal I couldn't be more pleased.”


  • “I felt my concerns we’re listened to, treated like a person, and received the service I paid for.”


  • “I absolutely recommend Nick to anyone searching for a highly experienced and skilled family lawyer with an impressive success record who cares about his clients.”


  • “He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and honest with me about my case and my chances for success. ”


  • “Attorney Nicholas Halks has truly been a savior to my family and my daughter and for that, I will be eternally appreciative.”


  • “I’ve learned to recognize young talent destined for great success in their field. Nick most definitely fits that description.”


  • “Attorney Nick Halks walks it like he talks it.”

    Former Client

  • “I was seeking an experienced and professional attorney, and indeed found one!”


  • “He was effective, honest, direct, extremely knowledgeable of the law and most of all confident.”


  • “Nick did an amazing job with my custody case. ”

    Zina G.

  • “ Takes pride in his work and is concerned to provide the best possible representation for his client. ”