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Managing Attorney

Named  Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association and 2023 Super Lawyer - Rising Star, Attorney Brenda DeRouen is passionate about providing families with quality legal representation. She knows how overwhelming the legal process can be and works diligently to help our clients understand their rights and the issues affecting their case. Attorney DeRouen is known for her aggressive advocacy and works hard to get things done. 

Outside of managing DLF, our Attorney is a trailblazer in the community. She has a passion for criminal justice reform and the advancement of women. She is on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, is the Founder & CEO of Women of Law, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. & Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Prior to building her practice Attorney DeRouen worked as a Policy Analyst for the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.

 In her spare time, Brenda enjoys traveling and trying new things. 


  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Juris Doctorate  

  • Queen Mary University of London, Certificate in Global Arbitration  

  • Prairie View A&M University, B.S. in Criminal Justice, Minor in Juvenile Studies


  • State Bar of Texas 

  • Houston Association of Women Attorneys ( Past President & Board of Director) 

  • American Bar Association 

  • Houston Bar Association 

  • State Bar of Texas - Family Law Section


  • Houstonia Magazine - Top Lawyer 2020

  • Houstonia Magazine - Top Lawyer 2021

  • Top 40 Under 40 - National Trial Lawyers Association 2021

  • Top 40 Under 40 - Nation Black Lawyers 2020

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2021

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2022

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2023

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2024

  • 2021 Women to Watch 



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