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Attorney: Team Members

Brenda G. DeRouen

Managing Partner

Brenda DeRouen is the founder and managing partner of DeRouen Law Firm, PLLC. She has a passion for helping families get through tough situations and believes that a well-planned strategic approach is key to any case.
Attorney DeRouen has first-chair trial experience and has successfully handled custody and divorce matters. She was named 2021's Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2018-2020 Top Lawyer by Houstonia Magazine, Top 40 under 40 by the National Association of Black Attorneys, and was awarded AVVO’s Client’s Choice award in 2019 and 2020 for family law.
She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Women Attorneys. Brenda is a member of the Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. Read More... 

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Stephanie Razo 


Stephanie Razo is a native of Robstown, Texas who was born of Mexican immigrants. Stephanie graduated Robstown High School and pursued a dual degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

She pursued her legal education on an academic-based scholarship at Texas Southern University- Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Throughout her undergraduate and professional education, Stephanie interned with a criminal and family law firm, a veteran non-profit organization, the Attorney General's office, and served as a board member for numerous organizations at Thurgood Marshall School of Law.



Jennifer Vasquez, a highly experienced family law paralegal with over 10 years of expertise in the field. Jennifer is an integral member of the DeRouen Law Firm team, providing invaluable support to attorneys and clients in all aspects of family law.

Jennifer's extensive knowledge and expertise cover a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and more. She is passionate about helping clients navigate complex legal situations, providing compassionate and dedicated support throughout the entire legal process.

As a paralegal, Jennifer's role is crucial to the success of the firm's cases. She assists attorneys with drafting legal documents, conducting research, organizing case files, and communicating with clients. Her exceptional attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and ability to work efficiently under pressure make her an invaluable asset to the DeRouen Law Firm team.

Jennifer understands that family law cases can be emotionally challenging and stressful for clients, and she is committed to providing personalized and compassionate support to each client. She is known for her empathetic approach and her ability to listen carefully to her clients' concerns and needs, ensuring that they feel heard, supported, and empowered throughout the legal process.


Legal Assistant 

Sydney Paul is a skilled legal assistant with a wealth of experience in the legal field. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas State University, where she honed her analytical and critical thinking skills. 

During her undergraduate studies, Sydney pursued several internships with Criminal County Attorneys' offices, including notable positions in Brazos County and Palm Beach County. These experiences provided her with valuable insights into the legal system and the nuances of law, further enhancing her expertise as a legal assistant.

In her free time, Sydney enjoys going to the beach, watching basketball, and cooking. Her diverse range of interests and experiences make her a well-rounded and knowledgeable team member of our firm. 


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