Brenda Granderson Hicks is a senior attorney at Foster LLP in our Houston office. Recognized by Best Lawyers in America, she works primarily with employment and family-based immigration cases.
A graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law with an undergraduate degree from Texas State University, Brenda served as a student attorney in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Immigration Clinic. She was also the president of the Student Bar Association and was a recipient of the Federal Bar Association Scholarship. Brenda started at Foster as a legal assistant for four years before becoming an attorney.
Prior to joining the firm and receiving her law degree, Brenda worked for seven years as a legal assistant for two different boutique immigration firms out of Chicago and as a Legal Extern in Citizenship & Immigration Services in Houston.
Brenda is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the State Bar of Texas.
Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?
Some 18 years ago, I took an initial interest in immigration work because the job opening, at the boutique immigration law office in Chicago, offered on-the-job training for a Legal Assistant position. As a product of immigrant parents, who are from the Caribbean (now naturalized citizens), I was somewhat familiar with immigration matters and I grew up hearing and knowing about having received the coveted green card. So, after later attending law school, it seemed a natural fit to eventually practice in this area of law. – Brenda Hicks
- December, 2021 – Co-presented on “Global Immigration: Impacts of the Pandemic on Global Relocation and Travel” in a Foster webinar.
- October, 2021 – Co-presented on “Form I-9 Compliance and Covid-19 Accommodations” in the Foster Fall Seminar.
- August, 2021 – Co-presented on “Gaining Insight on Unspoken Nuances Regarding Immigration” at the 2021 Gulf Coast HR Symposium.
- June, 2018 – Guest presenter for HR Houston webinar “Alternative Work Visa Options When There Are No More H-1B Visas.”
- Best Lawyers in America (2020 – 2022)
- Jurisprudence Award