I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I grew up in Spring Branch where I attended Sherwood Elementary School, Spring Forest Middle School, and Stratford High School. In 1994, my family moved to Northwest Houston where I ultimately graduated from Scarborough High School. I received my undergraduate degree (BA English) from the University of Houston Central Campus (Go Coogs!) and my law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.
I am a first generation college graduate from a proud military family. My grandfather, father and oldest brother are all U.S. Army Veterans. My grandfather fought in World War II, and my brother in Desert Storm. I also have several relatives who served and who continue to serve in the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The principles of hard work and integrity, and the importance of public service were instilled in me at a young age.
I have devoted my career to serving the needs of the underserved and underrepresented. Immediately after becoming licensed, I started a family law practice where I provided low-cost and pro-bono legal services to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford an attorney. My belief then and now is that everyone should have equal access to the court system. During my years in private practice, I represented clients from all walks of life in a variety of family law matters (divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, modification and enforcement actions, etc.).
In 2012, I was offered a position with the State of Texas that allowed me to continue to serve the interests of the public. Since that time, I have been employed as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel (Trial Attorney) for the State Bar of Texas, and as a Regional Attorney for the Department of Family and Protective Services. I have represented the State of Texas in family law and civil litigation throughout multiple counties. I also provide bi-monthly legal and courtroom training for new State of Texas employees. To date, I have personally trained over 3,000 State employees.
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My husband Quincy and I have been married for 15 years. We are parents to three young daughters (and one very resilient Betta fish). Fort Bend County has been our home since 2006.