Brenda’s law practice encompasses three primary areas: litigation, general corporate matters and teaching. In litigation, Brenda concentrates on complex construction cases, contract disputes, surety law and employment law. She practices in every resolution venue—trials, arbitration, mediation, and administrative hearings with regulatory agencies. Brenda has extensive experience in business and as a manager in both the public and private sectors which makes her uniquely qualified to assist clients with general corporate matters, including the negotiation and drafting of multi-million dollar contracts, and advice from a legal, financial and practical, hands-on perspective.
Brenda’s teaching career spans a period of over thirty years. In 2015, Brenda joined the University of Mississippi School of Law faculty as an adjunct professor. She also serves as an instructor for the State of Mississippi’s certified public manager program. From 1982 until 2013, Brenda taught at Belhaven University, primarily as an adjunct instructor but also four years as Assistant Professor. She developed and taught courses in every classroom structure (traditional, accelerated and online) and across multiple subject areas including Business Law, Accounting, Ethics and Public Administration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Brenda also frequently speaks for the Mississippi Bar’s "Top 25 Young Lawyers" leadership program and for various other local and statewide organizations.
In November 2011, Brenda was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as a Commissioner for the Mississippi Ethics Commission.
Brenda lives in Richland, Mississippi with her husband, Richard, and their three daughters. The youngest daughter is a senior at Richland High School while twin daughters keep the house "divided" with one at Ole Miss and the other at Mississippi State University. Beyond her usual route of home, Oxford, and Starkville, Brenda enjoys traveling, particularly in the mountains. She enjoys relaxing with a good book, scrapbooking and almost everything "crafty."