18
Hourly Rate
$325

Brooke Paxson,

Associate Attorney

Born and raised in El Paso in a family of lawyers, being a lawyer myself was almost predetermined.  My academic career began in earnest in sunny San Diego, where I attended San Diego State University for college.  Graduating magna cum laude and a Phi Beta Kappa member in 3 years, my passion for helping others sparked during this time while working in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program’s Chronic Illness Research Laboratory.  My mentorship’s area of research was on pediatric cancer survivors, giving me a perspective on life I’ll never forget.
 
While I loved California, I returned home to Texas to attend SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas.  A lifelong Cowboys fan, Dallas stole my heart.  During my time in law school, my work as a Student Attorney for the VanSickle Family Law Clinic solidified my interest in family law.  Assisting low-income pro se litigants with their family law issues, I was able to guide real people through what may seem like a complex legal system.  I learned that the best way to help others meant more than just listening to a problem - it meant having the ability to take action.  That’s where my practice as a family lawyer comes in.  I’ve maintained an active practice in divorce, child custody, modification, and termination/adoption matters.  I look forward to helping you take action for your family.

Connect with Brooke

Education

• SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2018
• San Diego State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014

Experience

• Associate Attorney, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2021–Present

• Associate Attorney, Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC, 2019-2021

• Law Clerk, Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC, 2018-2019

•Student Attorney, VanSickle Family Law Clinic, 2018

•Intern, Human Rights Initiative (HRI), 2017-2018

•Law Clerk, Calabrese Budner, LLP, 2016-2017

•File Clerk, Mounce, Green, Myers Law Firm, 2009-2010

Associations
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inns of Court Associate Member, 2020–Present
  • Collin County Bar Association Member, 2019–Present
  • Dallas Bar Association Member, 2017–Present