After graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 1982 Brendas pent seven years as an associate at law firms where sheadvised businesses on deal-making and forged solutions for disputes in and outside of boardrooms and courtrooms.
In 1991 she started CollierLaw to work with small business entrepreneurs.
For over 38 years Brenda has provided the firm's clients with prompt and practical legal advice.
COMMUNITY FOCUSED. CARING.
Lawyers have a special responsibility to help those who are less powerful or voiceless. Brenda spends hundreds of hours a year providing pro bono services to individuals and organizations.
Brenda has served the community as a director of several civic and charitable Boards such as the Austin Bar Association( as Board member and as President of the Solo Small Firm group), the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, and the Capital Area Democratic Women, among others.
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 our team negotiated with municipal, state and local officials and judges and forged a solution to spare Neville's life. In 2016 Brenda founded a political action committee to protect Texas animals, working with the state legislature to preserve "no-kill" in Texas, and continue to work with various animal welfare advocacy groups for animal rights.
In response to the recent separation of immigrant families and children at our border, Brenda assembled a legal team and began pro bono work to the obtain the release of several immigrant families in detention. After four weeks of almost non-stop work, she succeeded in vacating court orders and in reuniting these families.
FAMILY BUSINESS IS THE BACKGROUND
Brenda comes from a background of four generations of entrepreneurs. CollierLaw is a family-owned and family-run business.
Brenda works side-by-side with Roger Collier, her husband of 35 years. Roger runs the business end of the law firm.
Brenda and Roger enjoy spending time traveling, eating good food with friends, and playing with their rescued and fostered dogs and cats.