Instead of waiting to have a seat at the table with a large law firm, Attorney Brenda DeRouen created her own table and is helping other minority women
Houston, Texas – June 16, 2021 – Attorney Brenda DeRouen is the founder of DeRouen Law Firm, the first African-American woman-owned and -operated law firm in Pearland. Like many law students, DeRouen attended law school with the dream of starting her career at a major law practice and progressing within the firm. However, as fate would have it, that was not in the cards for her future. Instead of allowing the rejection of not being able to secure a position at a major law firm to discourage her progression, DeRouen took her circumstances and made something out of nothing and with drive and determination started her own law firm. That same drive and determination assisted her in successfully starting her practice, but also securing more revenue/business in a year than a first-year law associate.
The Pearland attorney did not just stop with starting her own practice but made the decision to reach back and help other minorities because of the challenges she faced with securing a job after graduation. She prides herself on her ability to help other minority women through job opportunities, mentorship, as well as networking to provide them the opportunity she was not given. DeRouen, along with Kristy Blurton, founded Women of Law, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to empower women lawyers by connecting, inspiring, and promoting the advancement of women to further her passion for assisting other minorities in the legal space.
Attorney DeRouen is excited to continue to provide opportunities for minority women in the legal profession through her firm and non-profit organization. Stay tuned for what’s next from this powerhouse attorney.