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


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


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


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


  • “Nick was able to understand my situation and to put my child’s best interests as the top priority.”


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


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


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

    Former Client

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


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


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


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

    Former Client

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


  • “When all was gone you, and your firm allowed hope.”


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