Alice Morrison Tolin is a native of Elkin, North Carolina. She graduated from Furman University in 2001 with degrees in English and Political Science. She then went on to graduate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004 and began working for Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence & Starling in Sampson County, North Carolina. While there, she served as the Guardian ad Litem Attorney Advocate representing abused and neglected children in court in both Sampson and Duplin Counties.
In 2008, she partnered with another Wake Forest Law graduate to start a general practice firm, Tolin & Morrison, PLLC, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she focused primarily on family law. She continued her representation of abused and neglected children in court by serving as the Guardian ad Litem Attorney Advocate for Wilkes County until 2010.
Alice's oldest son has Down syndrome. His entrance into the school setting sparked her interest in special education law as she began advocating for him to receive services. She began taking courses to learn more about special education law and participating in her local Down syndrome advocacy group. She joined Gahagan Paradis in October 2019 to focus primarily on representing parents and children in the special education setting.
Alice resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her three children.