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Brita Anne Christine Long

Attorney at Round Rock, TX

4.7   26 reviews
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I am a person who has overcome great adversity in life by always seeking to learn, grow, live with integrity, and try to help others. I am a fighter, but one who knows the difference between a laser guided missile and a shotgun. One who knows when to talk, when to walk, and when to load for bear. 

Why I am an attorney? One of my greatest life joys is helping my clients ensure that they are able to provide a lasting legacy for their families.  We provide this protection through our counsel, Wills and Trusts.   We also provide our services to the famililies of those individuals who did not have the luxury of wonderful estate planning.   Our focus is on ensuring that our client's wishes are carried out properly while at the same time doing all that is reasonable to preserve the family unit. We take that responsibility extremely seriously.  

Client service is critical to our success. We only take a limited number of clients to ensure superior service. Phone calls and emails are returned within 2 hours (during normal business hrs) and client's always know the status of their case. Our flat fee ensures quality service and fair and predictable pricing for our clients. We appreciate our clients and say thank you.

We would be honored to be given the opportunity to serve you and welcome you to make an initial assessment appointment to see how we can serve you.

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Licensed for 25 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2018
Updated 10/23/2022
State WA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/25/2022

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Brita Anne Christine Long
PO Box 1196
Round Rock, TX, 78680

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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Joy | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Divorce lawyer a girl could have
I had already been around the block with divorce attorneys. Had been overtly frustrated by watching months pass and nothing getting accomplished, but wracking up large hourly bills. I let my current attorneys go and found out about Brita threw a friend. She offered a set rate to me with 6 months of unlimited serve and a solid game plan to get my divorce completed. And WOW! I'd barely had her for a week and things were getting accomplished! She's a hardball, go getter, no messing around! I was so overtly thrilled that my year long divorce came to a swift close with her at the helm. I could finally move on with my life! Love Brita and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond grateful!
I had a toxic custody battle with my daughter's father that I started doing on my own. I was scared, overwhelmed, and completely confused about what the next legal steps were or even what my options were. The minute I hired Brita, it was like a huge cloud was lifted. She was empathetic of my situation and genuinely cared about my case. She was TOUGH. She didn't take any guff from the father or his attempted "shenanigans." She saw right through him from the beginning which in turn, helped give me the strength to stand up to him. She explained everything step-by-step so I could understand and the reasons WHY we were doing them. She was honest and straightforward answering all the questions I had. There were a few times where I was nervous about how the case would end up, if things didn't go as planned, but Brita was always confident and calm and reassured me that things would go my way - and she was always right! She was my protector, and more importantly, my daughter's protector. I trusted her, felt safe with her and not once did she let me or my daughter down. She made us her priority and it showed in her communications with me and in the court room. I will be forever grateful for the fight she fought for me and my daughter. I'm thankful to say, with Brita's help, my story had a happy ending.
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Posted by Kate | June 10, 2015
One of the BEST choices I ever made
I was overwhelmed with all the paperwork and questions when it came time to file for my divorce. After reviewing family law attorneys and reading reviews, I decided on Ms. Long. It was the best decision I've made. Ms. Long is on top of her game. She responded to all my calls and emails within a timely manner. Sometimes you hear about having to wait for calls for days from your attorney (or never calling in some cases). This was not the case with Ms. Long or her legal assistant. She thoroughly explained the process every step of the way. She reassured me when I was unsure. As a stay at home mom of two, now having to go back into the work force at some point, because of Ms. Long, I was awarded a very fair and equitable deal. Ms. Long had a lot of back and forth communication with the ex -spouses attorney, but in the end, I came out on top and was more than pleased with the outcome. She truly had my best interests at heart. One other thing, she gave me her personal cell phone number in case I needed it. I think I called it one time. What attorney gives you their personal cell phone number? I highly recommend this attorney. If I was not pleased with her services, this site would have that review. One thing I would also like to mention. My children are both currently in Jr. High School. I would have never thought to get 'post secondary education' verbiage in my divorce documents. My husband will be responsible for helping with their college education in the future. I never even thought of this (taking it day by day!) Thank you Ms. Long and staff.
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Posted by Trina | June 5, 2015
Representation beyond my expectations! She truly is THE best!
I was referred to Brita Long by an attorney that was working on my child custody and child support case. She (the original attorney) had to withdraw herself from my case due to some complications that occurred. This transpired just a few months before trial. Needless to say this was a very nerve-wracking and difficult time for me. Having to find a new lawyer with little time to waste, was not something I was prepared to do. I contacted Brita Long, got into her office immediately and voilà she began diligently working on my case! Within a week my case had turned completely around, for the better! Brita acted promptly to make some immediate changes with my temporary parenting plan, that were more than necessary. I instantly believed that finding Brita was a blessing in disguise! Brita has a very bold, upfront and caring attitude, which I prefer. She and her assistant are always thoughtful, professional, and quick when corresponding with me, no matter the time of day. Brita and her team have modernized and savvy processes that make meeting trial deadlines efficient and convenient for the client, which is appreciated when you are a single mother that works full-time. During preparation and trial, Brita fought hard, always with my daughter in mind and made sure her best interests were met. The outcome of trial and my case were better than I would have ever expected. Brita does not disappoint! She has an enormous heart and it shows! Brita has been very instrumental in getting me through this emotionally difficult time in my life…and I couldn’t thank her and her staff enough! Hiring her was beyond one of the best decisions I could have ever made! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brita!!
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Posted by Stephanie | April 17, 2015
Brita and her firm did a great job with my Estate Planning
I went to Brita Long to set up my estate, which included creating a Revocable Trust for all my assets. This trust was necessary to protect my assets for my minor children. Brita made sure all of the small details were completed, without putting any pressure on me. She asked me all of the appropriate questions and gently (and very professionally) nudged me to provide her with personal financial information in a timely manner. I had to make hard decisions regarding naming a Trustee and Guardians for my children; and Brita was there to counsel with practical advice while being fully aware of the sensitive nature of the issues. Brita and her assistant Jonathan are wonderful. I would recommend Brita and Jonathan for any legal issue you may have that is in her area of expertise, she is a compassionate advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Very Dedicated and Professional
I hired Ms. Long to help me with a parenting plan mediation that was contentious and emotionally difficult. She was compassionate, honest, realistic, and dedicated to helping me get to a plan that was best for my child. She knew when to compromise and when to stand firm, and it was a great comfort to have someone as skilled and experienced as Ms. Long on my side. I highly recommend her!
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Response from Brita Long December 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your trust and kind words.
Posted by SLG | December 7, 2014
Highly Recommend
Brita has a tenacious, gregarious, knowledgeable and positive approach to her practice. I chose her specifically because of her experience with domestic violence clients. She has been very considerate, stern and compassionate with me and has accepted no b.s. from the other party. I also like her "set fee" option. I have already recommended her several times to acquaintences and would do so again without hesitation!
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2014
The best!
When I first took my case to Brita, although, I was very impressed with her, I didn't end up hiring her. A few months fast forward, my attorney, a well reputed 5 star 10/10 attorney in Seattle, deserted me a few weeks before trial. I again turned to Brita. She was going for a surgery in 2 days but before going wrote a powerful motion in my favor. Although I have been wasting money on my divorce litigation, Brita was a godsend angel to me. She knew what exactly I wanted and helped me accomplish just that. Even Wolfgang Anderson refused to get involved in my case as a lost cause. Brita knows what exactly will work in the courtroom. She helped me accomplish my goals when all other attorneys had given up on me and given me less than 5% chance of success. Mind you these were some of the best rated attorneys in Seattle. Brita is therefore to me, simply the best in business.
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Response from Brita Long December 1, 2014
Oh, your kind words are humbling and so appreciated.
Posted by Allison | September 10, 2014
The Best Attorney There Is...
I can't say enough about what a great attorney and person I have in Brita. I hired Brita very quickly after I filed for divorce looking for someone who would safeguard me and most importantly, my children. When we met, we clicked immediately. She told me "I haven't lost a child yet" and she wasn't planning on changing that anytime. What looked like a somewhat challenging divorce turned into one of the most adversarial, harrowing and exhausting experiences I have ever had. Brita remained strong, consistent, and very to the point. She went above and beyond by listening to me, and at times giving me advice I didn't want to hear. But she was always spot on. When my dissolution case was at it's worst and time was of the essence, Brita spent her after hours fighting for me, finding me the appropriate resources, and tackled what I thought couldn't be done. My case went all the way to trial. Unfortunately, it was a necessary evil. Brita shined in her presentation at court. Her choice of witnesses and weaving of the case was incredible. In the end, her work at trial ended up in exactly what she said would happen - my children are safe. She was able to finally get to the bottom of what was happening and the final ruling in my case couldn't have been better. I thank Brita for saving my life and that of my children. My children's future is safe. What a gift. Brita - you are my children's guardian angel. I can never thank you enough. Anyone who needs an attorney who is really going to FIGHT for you and knows her stuff - Brita is your gal. In fact, Brita is now my attorney for estate planning. I trust her to continue to safeguard me and my children.
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Response from Brita Long September 29, 2014
Thank you so much Allison. Your kind words mean so much to me. Wasn't pretty all of the time, but we got through it. Far better for you and I to take the blows than the kids.
Posted by Leaha | January 9, 2014
The best hands down
I would recommend Ms. Long and her team to anyone who is looking for a great lawyer. She handled my divorce and child custody case, she answered all my questions and walked me through the new world of divorce and the child custody process. She always had what was best for my children and I in mind. She is very trust worthy and honest person, I am blessed to have her in my corner.
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Response from Brita Long January 10, 2014
Leaha, you are going to make me tear up. It is an honor to help someone as wonderful as you.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2013
Diligent and Effective
I worked with Brita for 7 months, and despite not winning the case, I would not have chosen anyone else to work my case. She worked diligently to build my case and followed up anytime there were updates to my situation. All of these qualities are rare not only in the legal industry, but in many client-facing industries. If I did it over again, I would still use Brita.
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Posted by Katrina | May 9, 2013
Excellent lawyer
Brita was an amazing lawyer, she always kept me informed of what was going on in my case, and she understood exactly what I wanted. My jurisdiction was in the state of Washington and I was living in a different state, even with the long distance everything worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Response from Brita Long May 13, 2013
Thanks so much Katrina. It was such a pleasure to serve you. You just keep those pictures of that doll baby coming my way. take care, Brita
Posted by Evelyn | April 24, 2013
Above and Beyond
Brita is an incredible attorney. Jurisdiction for my case is in Washington, but I live in another state. I never had the pleasure of meeting Brita face to face, but felt the same inter action as you would being in close range. In a time that you feel most vulnerable and stressed, she reminds you not to worry. She is punctual, informative, and she knows the law. She was able to settle my case without going to trial. This in turn saved me money in flight fees, missing work and time away from my children. I would highly recommend Brita to anyone needing legal assistance. Thank you for all you have done! You provided comfort from a distance when I needed it most.
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Response from Brita Long May 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind words Evelyn. I am so glad we were able to resolve your matters fairly quickly. All my best, Brita
Posted by Randy | January 4, 2013
Excellent representation
There aren't words to express the level of satisfaction I experienced with Brita. She was responsive, available and very proactive in my case. Her opposing council was from a high profile, high dollar firm. Brita was able to filter out all the ridiculous and non pertinent details, and effectively deal with the issues that were pertinent to the case. Brita dealt specifically with my concerns and was able to conclude the divorce with the terms exceeding my expectations. I can recommend her services with no hesitation.
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Response from Brita Long May 13, 2013
Thanks Randy - you are a great dad and you have much to be proud of yourself. All my best, Brita
Posted by Hamilton | November 30, 2012
Want Real Sound Open Honest Fair Helpful Winning Representation, Then Choose Brita Long
Facts: Took on my case with precision and disregarded that the other side currently had custody. Brita was able to show the court that I was telling the truth, and the other person was not. When I wanted to speak and clarify a few things in court, she even gave me the silent finger to make sure I let her do her thing, and she was right! Brita and her staff had made me feel welcome, and trust the justice system. I have had a few lawyers in the past, but you will not show me praising them. This is my first genuine praise and its well deserved. I have had full custody of my child for the majority of this year. The mother did not make any effort to spend time or see our child. Out of the blue she demanded her back and wanted to yank her out of her settled home with me. Brita and her team went to work. Gathered as much information and proof as I could, and she pieced together a strong case for us to present to the court. Court can be scary when you have a lawyer who is out just for the money. Brita cares about what you are going through and is direct about what can happen. Sugar coating things is not her style, which prepares you for the good and bad things that may happen in court. Life is not always fair and court follows that same rule, but having Brita Long represent you can help bring fairness on your side.
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Response from Brita Long May 13, 2013
Hamilton, you are an amazing father and your daughters are so fortunate that you are their dad. Thank you for your kind words - even when I scolded you. :)
Posted by Ralana | February 21, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Brita has been a life saver. I'm going through a nasty custody battle with my x-husband and I don't know what I would do without her. She has been my rock. She is very professional, honest, always available and she's a fighter. I definitely recommend her.
Posted by Mimi | January 26, 2012
One Great Lawyer
On my behalf Brita Long filed a judgment for me. When I went in for my initial meeting she was punctual, knowledgeable, organized, direct, composed, creative, and extremely understanding of my situaltion. I have to admit, I wanted a women this time around and she surpassed all of my expectations. The entire time, my attorney kept me informed of what was going on and clarified those things I didn't understand. She expedited the case in a realistic amount of time. Brita is definitely honest and my advice is to be absolutely honest with her. Brita's pricing is fair and reasonable. I have dealt with several lawyers in the past and she is absolutely the BEST. I've had a great relationship with her and hope to keep in touch with her in the future.
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Posted by colleen | October 11, 2011
Brita to the rescue
My previous attorney resigned from my case in the middle of my divorce proceedings, in an instant I was without representation and l felt anxious and bemused. I spent many stressful days and hours on the phone trying to find an attorney to take my case, I kept getting the same answer over and over - NO. I was at the end of my rope. Brita to the rescue... When I contacted Brita for the first time she was compassionate and empathetic toward my circumstance and agreeded to take on my case. Brita said 'YES'. She then held my hand, let me cry on her shoulder, ask stupid questions and all the while guide me through this very unfamiliar territory. I appreciated her knowledge, wisdom and guidance as she walked me through each step of the divorce process. Brita is a true advocate for her clients, she left no stone unturned. Thank you Brita -
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Posted by Lisa Ann | July 29, 2011
Representation doesn't get any better
Brita is clear, direct and as rigorous as they come -- she neither shies away from delivering the hard truth, nor does she wilt when she has to go battle. I have seen her deftly, with a single stroke, pull the linchpin out of opposing argument. She is a gifted attorney who I undoubtedly want to have on my side in the unfortunate event of litigation. No one -- I mean no one -- is going to pull the wool over her eyes. She knows the spectrum of human behavior and from miles away can smell the scent of either reason or unreasonableness. Her first approach is always motivated to create an opportunity for agreement. I have so valued Brita's work in the context of my divorce that I hired her for several other items and points of business. In all contexts, she supports her clients in making sound decisions and you know she is there to protect your interests. She doesn't claim authority when it is not her bailiwick. Brita is efficient yet generous with her time and her fee structure makes the attorney-client relationship so much easier, so much less financially charged. I am an ever grateful client.
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Response from Brita Long May 13, 2013
oh Lisa, not much to say other than you are wonderful and I have so enjoyed getting to know you.
Posted by Kelly | December 3, 2010
My child custody case
Brita Long has been the greatest thing I could have had to get me through a complete maze of legal hearings and a complicated child custody case. Brita and her staff were always there for me to help with even the smallest question. She made sure I understood what was happening and kept me aware of what was yet to come. I am very grateful for all of her hard work and dedication to my case. She made me feel that my case was her number one concern everytime I spoke to her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Happier Attorney LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Principal
  • Brita Long, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2020
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In re: H.G.
  • Mothers paternal rights terminated

Associations

  • Washington Women Business Owners
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Junior League of Olympia
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Recommendation Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association, Amicus Brief Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Thurston County Bar Association Young Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono yearly award
  • Arizona State University, College of Law
  • 1996

Publications

  • Washington State BarNews - Letters to the Editor
  • Lawyers leading by example
  • 2010
  • Thurston County Bar News
  • Pay Deductions and pitfalls
  • 2007
  • South Sound Woman
  • It's Your Choice - Article about Brita Long
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Olympia SHERM Group
  • What you are doing or not doing that makes your employees want to sue you.
  • 2007
  • Lewis County Bar Association monthly CLE
  • New Developments in Wage/hr law.
  • 2006
  • Thurston County Bar Association monthly CLE
  • New developments in wage/hr laws
  • 2006
  • Lewis County and Lacy WA Rotary Monthly meeting
  • Protected classes & wage/hr law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel with Brita Long on several cases and have always found her to be a zealous advocate for her clients while at the same time incredibly collegial and pleasant to work with. You really couldn't do better in an attorney and I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Brita and I met on opposite sides of a highly contentious case. Her open and friendly attitude and willingness to work through our clients animosity toward each other helped us come to a fair resolution for both our clients. I would and have sent potential clients to Brita, when I was conflicted out.She fights hard, but fairly for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brita is an excellent family law attorney. This is based on her strong command of family law and advocacy skills. I readily endorse Brita Long."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brita Long is brilliant and motivated for her clients. She is courteous to all involved in a legal case, including opposing counsel, staff, the court, and anyone else who may be involved; while still advocating strongly for her clients. I have hired Brita and her staff to do my estate planning, and I would also hire her myself for a family law matter if the need ever arose. Brita Long is a shinning example of an ethical attorney who is also an ardent and dedicated advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brita is an excellent attorney with a solid reputation. She works hard to solve problems without incurring high costs. She is a problem-solver and a fast-thinker, and is a strong advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brita Long is a skilled, well respected attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney who is highly respected in the community. She is highly recommended!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Brita Anne Christine Long. She is hard working, skilled, and dedicated to her clients success. A respected member in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Brita's answer to questions on this forum are very impressive. I am sure she is an asset serving those client's needs in the community"
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Long as a valuable member of our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Long is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brita is dedicated, determined and devoted; good attributes for the professional family law attorney she is."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As an opposing counsel she was professional and kept to the issues in controversy. Brita was communicative and responsive. It was a joy to have her represent the other party and to work with her as a professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brita is tenacious, hard working, relentless, dedicated to her client's best outcome. Highly ethical, intelligent she is an excellent attorney."
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