BUSINESS LAWYER. PROBLEM SOLVER.
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 started her law firm, CollierLaw, to work with small business entrepreneurs.
For over 39 years Brenda has provided the firm's clients with prompt and practical legal advice.
COMMUNITY FOCUSED. CARING.
Brenda spends hundreds of hours a year providing pro bono legal services to individuals and chairitable organizations.
Brenda has served the community as a director of several 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, and the Capital Area Democratic Women, among others.
In response to the recent separation of immigrant families and children at our border, Brenda assembled a legal team and worked to the obtain the release of several immigrant families with children in detention. After four weeks of almost non-stop work, she succeeded in vacating court orders and reuniting 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, and continues to work with various animal welfare advocacy and rescue groups for animal rights.
Brenda spends hundreds 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.
In 2021 Brenda joined Just Save The Dog as an Advisory Board member and as a team member on the Save Santana Appeal to challenge a Round Rock, Texas city ordinance that wrongfully deemed Santana dangerous 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.
Brenda and Roger enjoy spending time with their son Rob Mockley, their friends, traveling, and playing with their 3 rescued dogs and cats.
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 dogs and cats.