Brenda G. DeRouen

Managing Attorney

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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Raveen McMeans

Associate Attorney

Raveen is an excellent family law attorney who believes in cultivating a transparent and honest attorney-client relationship. She discovered her passion for family law after working as a student attorney at the Advanced Family Law Legal Clinic at South Texas College of Law. During her clinic, she represented clients in family law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, and termination of parental rights. Prior to joining DeRouen Law Firm, McMeans worked with other family law firms as well as the Texas Attorney General.

It is her belief that a client should be represented in their best and most
authentic light. Her motto is “Representation that represents you.” As a proud native of Rockdale, Texas, Attorney McMeans has a passion for mentoring future lawyers, especially, those by way of small-town America, like herself.


  • Sam Houston State University, B.S., Criminal Justice

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Juris Doctorate

Admissions & Associations: 

  • State Bar of Texas 


  • Certificate of Mediation


Elena Lopez

Legal Assistant

Elena Lopez assists in all aspects of preparing a case for trial and is responsible for coordinating the clients’ needs and keeping our clients up to date on case progress. She assists in client intake, fact investigation, calendaring, discovery, document production, coordinating mediations. Ms. Lopez has a background is in customer service as well as family law.  Her compassion and concern for those in need of family law assistance make her a life-line for our clients. 


Sydney Paul

Legal Assistant 

Syndey Paul has a bachelor's degree in political science from Texas State University. She assists in client intake, fact investigation, calendaring, discovery, document production, and coordinating mediations. She is pleased to help clients who are often struggling with difficult situations to achieve real-world solutions. Her hobbies include going to the beach, watching basketball, and cooking.