Her experience in representing clients facing hard financial times began in law school where she clerked at the Public Defender’s and Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s office, and Vanessa understands the challenges individuals face with a job loss, sudden illness, the cost of childcare and rising costs of living.
Vanessa graduated from the UA in Fayetteville with a B.A. in Advertising/Public Relations. She graduated from UA – Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law in 2007. She has been a practicing attorney for 10+ years, specializing in consumer bankruptcy matters, debtor-creditor litigation, and consumer transactions. She is currently on the executive committee of the debtor-creditor section of the Arkansas Bar Association.
Vanessa and her husband live in Little Rock with their three children, two dogs, and a lizard called Spike.
Memberships: Arkansas Bar Association, AAWL (Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers), the Pulaski County Bar Association, and the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas.