• President of Historic West Mansfield Texas Community Development Corporation

  • Volunteer, Unbound

  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,  Incorporated, Arlington Alumnae Chapter

  • Member, NAACP-Arlington Chapter

  • Member, Tarrant County Democratic Woman's Club

  • Founder, Black Mansfield Moms

  • Co-Chair GAP (Special Needs) Ministry, Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • Served on COVID-19 Task Force for Mansfield Independent School District 2020-2021 School Year

  • Other community experience include Mission Arlington, MLK Day of Service, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Bethlehem Baptist Church Christmas Assistance

Professional Experience

  • 20 years overall experience practicing Law

  • Began legal career as a Domestic Violence Hotline Attorney Advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence at the Women's Advocacy Project, Austin, Texas

  • 4 years as a Legislative Attorney for the Texas Legislative Council  drafting laws in the areas of Criminal Law and Corrections

  • 14 years as a Criminal Defense Trial Attorney handling thousands of criminal cases, including hundreds of Assault Family Violence cases

  • 4 years as an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College, teaching criminal justice courses, including Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Community Engagement

  • President of Historic West Mansfield Texas Community Development Corporation

  • Volunteer, Unbound 

  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,  Incorporated, Arlington Alumnae Chapter 

  • Member, NAACP-Arlington Chapter 

  • Member, Tarrant County Democratic Woman's Club 

  • Founder, Black Mansfield Moms 

  • Co-Chair GAP (Special Needs) Ministry, Bethlehem Baptist Church 

  • Served on COVID-19 Task Force for Mansfield Independent School District 2020-2021 School Year

  • Additional Community Service - Mission Arlington, MLK Day of Service, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Bethlehem Baptist Church Christmas Assistance

Education

1998

The University of Texas at Austin

B. A. English, Minor Spanish

2001

St. Mary's University, School of Law

Juris Doctorate

Bar Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Eastern District of Texas (Federal)

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Tarrant County Bar Association

  • L. Clifford Davis Legal Association

  • Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association