ERINN G. BROWN
Erinn G. Brown was born in East Chicago Indiana, and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana. She earned a full scholarship to Valparaiso University where she was a letter-winner on the Women’s Basketball team. Erinn was extremely involved in the student life of VU, editing the school’s newspaper, The Torch, heading the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and writing a weekly column highlighting her life as a student-athlete.
Erinn graduated with a degree in Journalism, and double minors in English and Political Science. While in law school at Valparaiso University School of Law, Erinn served as the Vice-President to the Women’s Law Association, was a member of the ATLA Mock Trial Team, and received the Honor Grade while working in the Domestic-Violence Clinic, and was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient.
Erinn has spent her entire legal career representing clients in the Houston area. She began her career in the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office where she ultimately became Chief of the Children’s Protective Services Division. Throughout her career representing BCCPS, she conducted hundreds of bench trials and well over twenty-five jury trials. Erinn was also responsible for conducting the legal training of the caseworkers as well as the CASA advocates. Following her stint at the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office, she opened her own law firm where she has worked for the last several years. Erinn has represented hundreds of family law clients on cases ranging from uncontested divorces to the complex termination of parental rights cases. Erinn works tirelessly to ensure that she focuses on her client’s needs and works to get the results they are seeking.
Erinn also has a devoted Criminal Law practice. She has extensive experience representing clients charged with offenses ranging from possession of drug paraphernalia to first degree murder. She handles cases in both State Court and Federal Court. Erinn is a zealous advocate for her clients and absolutely relishes being in the court room. She works as an aggressive litigator, while ensuring she is emphatic to the situations facing her clients.
In short, Erinn is Client Focused and Results Driven!
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2003
Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
Juris Doctor – 2002
Honors: Dean’s List, ATLA Mock Trial Team Member, Vice-President Women’s Law Student Association.
B.A. – 1999
Honors: Dean’s List
Minors: Political Science and English
CASA Legal Trainings, 2004-2010
Brazoria County C.P.S. Legal Trainings, 2004-2010
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas, Member, Family Law Section
State Bar of Texas, Member, Criminal Law Section
Brazoria County Bar Association, Member
U.S. District Court for the Southern Division, Member
Who’s Who of Pearland Professional Women, Member, 2009-Present
Harris County Family Law Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Erinn is the mother of a ten-year-old son. She enjoys exercising and reading in her spare time and is a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church.
MATTHEW WALTER MAHONEY, Of Counsel:
Matthew is a 2002 graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He graduated with a
rank of number 2, in a class of 175. Mr. Mahoney also served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Marcia Johnson for one and a half years of his three year tenure at Thurgood Marshall.
In addition; he competed in the Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mahoney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in May of 2000 from the University of Houston. Since graduating from law school, Matthew has been in private practice, and has devoted his career to serving the residents of the Greater Houston area. Matthew has represented families for over a decade in matters ranging from child support issues to divorce to Children’s Protective Services matters.
On the criminal side of the law, Matthew has represented individuals charged with Class C traffic tickets to First Degree Murder.
Matthew is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas, a member of the Pasadena Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Matthew is the father of three sons (Kade 16, Mason 15, and Jett 6). Matthew’s hobbies include: hunting and fishing.