Joanne is a native of Houston,Texas but originates from Abia State, Nigeria. She attended the University of Houston-Main Campus where she earned a Bachelors in Science. After college, she worked with the Department of Family and Protective Services in the Child Protective Services Division as a Conservatorship worker for approximately 3 years. During this time, she first discovered her passion for working with families and ensuring the stability within them. She later was recruited to work with Child Advocates where she worked as an Advocate Coordinator for 4 years and trained volunteers on how to advocate for abused children in CPS custody.
After approximately 7 years of working with families that were dealing with CPS matters, Joanne then decided to attend Thurgood Marshall School of Law to further the journey of advocating for families who couldn't advocate for themselves. She was Miss Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Vice President of African Law Students and was heavily involved with effectuating change in the Student Bar Association. After graduating and passing the bar, Joanne went to work with Lone Star Legal Aid where she focused on family law cases and victims of domestic abuse. Joanne has now worked with a variety of family law cases including, Divorces, Child Custody, Modifications and Enforcements, just to name a few. Joanne comes to us with a passion to keep families together when dealing with CPS matters and an understanding of how the system works.
When Joanne is not working with clients she loves to travel or is completely working with her side passion of doing makeup and styling friends and loved ones. She is a lover of life and loves spending time with her family and friends.
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