When I was a kid, I declared my intention to become an attorney with every chance that I got, likely to the annoyance of those around me. To me, lawyers were the righters of wrong-doing and the defenders of the defenseless. I wanted to be a bridge that connected my community with the rights, remedies, and privileges afforded to them by the judicial system.
In 2009, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin before moving on to attain my Juris Doctor degree at the University of Arkansas school of Law in Fayetteville, AR. During law school, I devoted time to various campus groups including serving as officer for the Black Law Students Association and serving as Vice-President and later President of the Womens’ Law Student Association. I also made sure to take advantage of every opportunity to learn a new skill including completing an externship for the Wal-Mart corporation and aiding as the student liaison for Legal Clinic faculty board.
My passion for client advocacy was realized during my time as a Rule XV student attorney in the university’s legal clinic where I had the opportunity to practice many facets of law. I worked so hard as a student attorney and in my representation of my legal clinic clients that I was named the civil clinic’s coordinating attorney for a semester. This clinic is also where I first found my calling to family law. I was able to represent clients who were in the midst of trauma, and I was able to help them settle into a new way of life. Representing these clients only furthered my resolve to become an elite litigator.
Once licensed to practice law in 2012, I began my career as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Texas Attorney General. There, I was able to continue championing the interests of children and families across the state of Texas. My tenacity allowed me to move up quickly through the ranks and, in 2018, I was awarded the title of “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” for Dallas and surrounding counties. In 2021, I was grateful to accept an associate position with Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, where I am proud to serve as a source of comfort and guidance for families in need.