Courtney grew up in Mid-Michigan and earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Central Michigan University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then attended Michigan State University College of Law, earning her Juris Doctor, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Following her education, Courtney was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in October 2007 and began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Midland County Circuit Court. There, she assisted the judiciary by researching issues in many different areas of the law. After passing the Florida Bar Exam, Courtney worked as an Assistant State Attorney (Assistant Prosecutor) for the 17th Judicial Circuit (Broward County), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The year-round sunshine, however, was not enough to win her over, and after prosecuting both adult and juvenile offenders in Florida, she returned home to Michigan. Upon her return, Courtney became an Assistant Prosecutor in Isabella County, Michigan, where she continued to prosecute both adult and juvenile criminal cases. In 2011 Courtney joined the well-respected firm of Mathieu & Lee, PLC. There, Courtney began handling criminal cases from a different perspective as a defense attorney, as well as growing her practice by entering into the area of domestic relations, which encompasses divorce matters, as well as custody, child support, and parenting time issues. In early 2014, Courtney joined W. Jay Brown, PLC, (now Brown Law, PLC). Courtney continues to provide representation to clients in the area of criminal defense as well as divorce, family law and domestic relations cases, from initiation of the case, through trial (if necessary), and all stages in between. While Midland is her home base, Courtney also regularly handles cases in Saginaw, Gladwin, Isabella, and Bay Counties.