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)

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  • “Thank you Nick for your support and encouragement through such a difficult time in my life. My appreciation is beyond words.”


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


  • “He doesn’t back down or make promises he can’t make come true.”


  • “He has a great trial presence – professional and energetic.”


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

    Former Client

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


  • “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.

  • “He was very knowledgeable regarding family law and helped me navigate the difficult task at hand.”

    Former Client

  • “Nick handled my case flawlessly and prepared me for a great victory”


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


  • “Extremely responsive and understanding, which is a breath of fresh air when dealing with a situation as stressful as a divorce.”


  • “What I mostly enjoy about Attorney Halks is the fact that he has excellent work ethic.”


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


  • “ I am extremely happy with my decision to stick with him!”