Meet Jackie

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COMPETENT, INTEGRITY, TENACIOUS, RELIABLE, WISE, these are just a few attributes you will encounter and realize upon your first meeting with me. If I could be totally candid with you, I would tell you my life story is a celebration and testament of a life that has been lived with courage, perseverance, and Faith in God to do what man said could not be done because of the “family tree.”

But I have stood on what the Word of God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I don’t believe my journey has been more difficult or easier than yours, but I do believe our journeys have been decreed just for us, and I could not have made yours successfully nor could you have made mine, successfully.

On May 31, 2020 about 11:30pm my husband and I rushed over to my office building where we were met with the horrified truth, someone had thrown into my office window a brick(like a Molotov cocktail) which sent my office up in flames.  Because of the quick responses from MFD, the fire damage was contained to only one room in my office which limited the damages to the building.  What, Who or Why this pain was brought upon me, I may never know.  But Gods says, it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 1Peter 2:19

The fire was set during the time the city was in a disheveled state because of the hurt in our nation. Whether it was a protester trying to make a point, or a disgruntle person using this opportunity to hurt others; I do not know.  But God Knows.

We have no control over what others do to us; but we have complete control over our response, our Faith and how we choose to deal with it.  I choose to LIVE. A few days after this happen, God put me on my knees to forgive the person who did this, and I am glad I obeyed because he has opened the windows of heaven for me.

I accept that bad things do happen to good people. Matthew 5:45 “for He makes his son rises on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. But God’s peace that surpasses all understand, brings us through tragedy.  The heartaches of this life are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed in us. Rom. 8:18. I have learned in the mist of the storm, Kept Praising God.

Attorney Brown grew up in two locations, New Orleans and Klotzville, Louisiana, a small town about 40 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the third child of a sibling group of six. The first to attend and complete her post-secondary education among her siblings, she was taught very early in life by her loving mother, the importance of attaining a college education.

After graduating from Grace King High School in Louisiana, Mrs. Brown immediately enrolled in Grambling State University. In 1988, she graduated with honors from Grambling with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Attorney Brown knew that in order to command a competitive salary and marketability in this career she needed to further her education.

Attorney Brown applied and was accepted into Florida State University’s Master’s of Social Work accelerated program in the Spring of 1990. There she was able to hone in on her social work skills and earned her Master’s of Social Work Degree, again graduating at the top of her class in 1991.

Mrs. Brown’s first career choice, Social Worker, lasted for eight years before she decided a career change was imperative to reach one of her long-term goals in life, becoming an attorney and Judgeship. While working as a social worker with the Department of Human Resources, Mrs. Brown became a licensed social worker and had the opportunity to work together with other caring professionals as a team to provide excellent services to some of the most broken families in the Mobile area.

She was accepted and enrolled at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1996. Once again she graduated with honors in May 1999 and sat for the Alabama State Bar exam in July 1999. She was given the jaw-dropping news while carrying her “miracle child” that she had passed the Alabama State Bar examination that August. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in September 1999.

Attorney Brown has been licensed to practice law for over fifteen years and has practiced in the area of family and criminal law in Mobile, Alabama and the surrounding counties including Washington, Clarke, Baldwin, Escambia, Conecuh and Dale County.

 

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