The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Jennifer  Brevorka

 

Jennifer (Jenny) Brevorka works as an attorney at Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP, where she tries both civil and criminal cases. Jenny earned her undergraduate degree in history from Yale College and served as the captain of the women's rowing team her senior year. After teaching high school history, Jenny moved on to Columbia University's graduate school of journalism for her master's degree in journalism. She worked for several years at newspapers in North Carolina. She wrote stories that examined everything from an inmate's wrongful death at the hands of his jailers to the arrest of a Canadian D.J. for throwing chuck steak on the ice before an NHL playoff game. Jenny's time covering the cops beat led her to pursue a law degree at Duke University where she graduated magna cum laude and became a member of the Order of the Coif. While at Duke, Jenny served on the Alaska Law Review and as a member of the school's Innocence Project.

Upon graduation from law school Jenny spent a year living in a town of 8,206 people while clerking for the Hon. James P. Jones at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Jenny then moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she gained further experience clerking for the Hon. Emilio M. Garza, who sat on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Jenny moved to Houston after she met her husband, an archaeologist, in Austin. Outside of work Jenny is a board member for the Texas Fair Defense Projectl, a member of the Houston Yale Club, and kids yoga teacher.