Austin Business Lawyer | Texas Business Attorney | Small Business Attorney
Whether you seek the strategy that will drive a business deal forward, or the critical thinking to find a solution when a problem arises, you can count on experience and practical advice from Brenda Collier.
For over 30 years Brenda has concentrated her practice representing business owners in making deals and unwinding them. Acting as "general counsel" to her clients, her breadth of experience is invaluable to the Firm's clients. Many family-owned businesses have turned to Brenda for advice spanning multiple generations.
Brenda also represents small business employers and employees in negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements, and in discrimination matters.
Brenda is a member of the Texas Bar Association and Austin Bar Association. She has practiced in all the Federal Court Districts in Texas and many other states, the 5th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and many of the State and Appellate Courts in Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Before forming her own law firm in 1991, Brenda practiced law in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then spent 19 years practicing law in Dallas, Texas. She moved her solo law practice to Austin in 2004. Clients all over the United States seek her advice in the areas of business formation, growth, and exit strategies, and in business litigation and employment law.
Brenda is a 1982 graduate of the University of Texas Law School and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tulsa in 1979.
Throughout her career, Brenda has been active in civic and community affairs. She has served as a board member for many charities, and represented many more charities as pro bono general counsel. An animal lover, Brenda is currently serving the Austin Bar Association as co-chair of the Legislative Subcommittee of the ABA's Animal Welfare Committee.
Governor Ann Richards appointed Brenda to serve as Chair of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies from 1991 through 1993.
Brenda recently completed her term as President of the Austin Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, and as a board member with the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation. A certified mediator, having trained at the University of Texas Law School, Brenda uses mediation techniques learned during the training and in over 300 mediations as an advocate to obtain the best possible result for her clients.
When not working or volunteering in the Austin community Brenda enjoys watching independent films and listening to live music with her husband of 28 years, Roger Collier, traveling in the US and abroad, eating good food with and being with friends, interacting with their grown son Rob Mockley, and playing with their three cats and two dogs.