Brenda is a tenacious trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving real estate, construction defects, liens, complex contracts, intellectual property, corporate and partnership issues, products liability, title insurance, deceptive trade practices, and insurance/reinsurance. Brenda also has years of experience in bankruptcy matters, including motion practice, adversary proceedings and litigation involving competing and contested plans. Many of her clients have been with Brenda for nearly her entire career.

Certified as an attorney-mediator in 1992, Brenda specializes in both two party and large, multi-party complex mediations. Brenda has mediated over 1,600 cases in virtually all areas of the law, including real estate, construction, eminent domain, corporate and partnership issues, labor and employment, employee benefits and ERISA, intellectual property, lender liability, deceptive trade practices, bankruptcy and insurance. Her experience as both a trial lawyer and a mediator has brought cost-effective and efficient resolution to difficult matters and informed the strategic decisions of her clients. She is considered by peers to be a tough, knowledgeable, impartial mediator who does not just “carry numbers back and forth.”

Brenda has been recognized by her peers for her dedication to excellence. She is rated as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service, twelve times (2005, 2009-2019). Additionally, Brenda has been a Spirit of Excellence and Honor Pin recipient from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.


Speaker, “Tips for a  Successful Eminent Domain Mediation,” International Right of Way Seminar (April 2014)
Speaker, “Recent Developments in Construction Law,” Friday CLE Clinic, Dallas Bar Association (February 2014)
Speaker, CLE, “Mediating the Eminent Domain Case, “Eminent Domain Institute (November 2012, 2013)
Speaker, CLE, “Mediation: Considerations for Eminent Domain,” Eminent Domain Institute (September 2011)
Speaker, “Update on Mechanic’s Lien Cases,” Dallas Bar Association – Real Estate Section (September 2007)
Co-author, “The Complete Guide to Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien Laws of Texas,” Matthew Bender/Lexis Nexis, First-Fourth Edition (1985, as supplemented – 1986-2006)


U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


B.A., The University of Texas at Arlington (1975)
J.D.,  The University of Virginia School of Law (1981)