Brenda H. Collier






After graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 1982 Brenda spent  her early legal career advising businesses and forging solutions  in and outside of boardrooms and courtrooms.


In 1991 she founded  her own law firm to work with small business entrepreneurs. 


For 40  years Brenda  provided the firm's clients with prompt and practical legal advice. In mid-2021 Brenda retired to Vancouver, Washington where she remains active in  the community.


For her entire career Brenda spent  hundreds of hours yearly  providing pro bono legal services to individuals and chairitable organizations.  


Brenda served her  community as a director of many  civic and charitable Boards  including the Austin Bar Association( as Board member and as President of the Solo Small Firm group), the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, Jane's Due Process and the Capital Area Democratic Women, among others.  



In response to the separation of immigrant families and children at the Texas border,  Brenda assembled a legal team that worked to obtain the release of several immigrant mothers held in detention. After four weeks of almost non-stop work, she succeeded in vacating court orders of deportation and reunited these families.

  In 2015, Brenda initiated "Operation Save Neville" to keep a gentle dog from being killed by a wrongful court order.

The effort gained over 220,000 signatures and worldwide attention as the team negotiated with municipal, state and local officials and judges and forged a solution to spare Neville's life.


In 2016 Brenda founded a Texas political action committee to protect Texas animals, working with the state legislature to preserve "no-kill" in Texas. That work is continued today by Austin Pets Alive.

Before retiring Brenda spenthundreds of hours each year advising animal advocacy groups and animal rescues. 


In 2020 Brenda represented AJK Family Rescue in Austin Texas in the  “Squeaky” stray dog case  that resulted in a positive change to the Lockhart, Texas stray dog ordinance, allowing sooner adoption of stray animals.


In  2021 Brenda joined Just Save The Dog as an Advisory Board member and as a team member on the Save Santana Appeal in  challenging a  Round Rock, Texas city ordinance  that wrongfully deemed Santana (a pit bull) as a dangerous dog  and banned the dog from its home in Round Rock, Texas.


On the personal side, Brenda has been married to Roger Collier for 35 years. they have one child, Rob Mockley, who resides in Vancouver, Washington.


Brenda and Roger enjoy exploring  the Pacific Norrthwest and spending time  with their son Rob Mockley, his two rescued tripod pit bull dogs and cat,  and  their own 3 rescued cats and dog.
















Before retiring Brenda worked side-by-side with Roger Collier, her husband of 35 years, now also etired in Vancouver, Washington.  Roger ran the business end of CollierLaw.  

Brenda and Roger enjoy spending time with their son Rob Mockley, traveling, eating good food with friends, and playing with their rescued dogs and cats.




The client service and business end of the practice.

Roger obtained his B.S. from the University of Texas–Dallas in 1987 in Management, with a minor in Computer Technology.  He runs the technology and business end of the law practice and works closely with clients to ensure they get the personal service they deserve.


Roger acts as CollierLaw's business manager and liason to clients, and Brenda's chief assistant in all CollierLaw matters. 


When not managing the law practice, Roger enjoys stargazing from his several telescopes, film watching, listening to music, eating good food with friends and family. Like Brenda, Roger is an advocate for rescued pets and women's rights.