I grew up in a very small town, and I always looked up to the daughter of our church’s piano player. You see, the daughter was a lawyer I greatly admired; she lived in Houston — and so, when I got older, I moved out there. She let me work in her office and shadow a paralegal, which is what I wanted to be. But then I started reading law books, and let me tell you: I just fell in love with the whole idea of being a lawyer myself.
I studied psychology with a minor in political science at Texas Southern University and after moving on to get my J.D. from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, I worked as a lawyer for the DA of Cameron County for two years. The truth is, when I was in law school, I believed I wanted to work for the government, but I soon realized that I really just wanted to be my own boss.
So, I opened my own law firm in 2010 and chose to focus on criminal and family law — because those are the areas to which my background led me.
My clients will probably tell you that I’m very personable. In fact, they feel comfortable calling me Annie, and some even add a “Miss” to that because throughout our relationship together, we form a mutual respect that seems to go beyond just the professionalism of the work we do together. After some time with me, you’ll feel that I care about how things turn out for you.
I have a heart for service. I really care about my clients — they’re not just numbers to me.