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Attorney and Counselor at Law
Brenda attended North Carolina State University where she graduated cum laude in 2002, with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish Language and Literature. She then graduated from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University in 2006, where she was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society. Brenda received several distinctions and awards in law school for her pro bono work at the law school’s family law clinic, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner award.
Upon her graduation from law school, Brenda was privileged to have a one-year clerkship with three family court judges in Sussex County, Delaware. In 2007, Brenda was admitted to practice law in the state of Montana and clerked for the Honorable Holly Brown, a district court judge in Bozeman, Montana, working again primarily on family law cases. Following her clerkships, Brenda began private practice with Kasting, Kauffman & Mersen in Bozeman, with a primary focus on family law. In 2010, Brenda was admitted to practice law in the state of North Carolina. She has practiced family law in Asheville since November of 2010, joining Siemens Family Law Group in February 2013.
Brenda resides in Asheville with her daughter and dogs and gives back to her community as a board member and treasurer for Consider Haiti.
Credentials & Professional Engagements
- Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Member of the 28th Judicial District Bar
- Member of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Honors & Achievements
- Named to Super Lawyers North Carolina Rising Stars in 2017 and 2018
- AVVO rated 8.8 out of 10, with all five-star reviews
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award
- Treasurer for the board of Consider Haiti
- Member of Genesis Alliance
- Representing the Dependent Spouse, NCBA Family Law Section Annual Meeting, April 2016