Category: Success Story

Leah Brenner

By Wenxi Lu Leah Brenner (she/her) is a 2L at Vermont Law & Graduate School, pursuing both a JD and a Master of Arts in Restorative Justice. She works as an advanced student clinician with the Vermont Immigration Assistance Clinic and the Family Law Project. She also serves as VLGS’s Vice President of the Student […]

Zach Brecheisen

By Emily Coneybeare Zach Brecheisen walked into Lavender Law® in 2011 feeling he was at a disadvantage as a 3L. But after facing a hurricane and flooding that canceled his flight to the conference, he knew he would take on anything to reach his goals. Today, he is a corporate partner at Jones Day, a […]

Brandt Roessler

By Caleb Simpson In 2014, Brandt Roessler attended his first ever career fair – the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair in New York City, – and struck gold with Baker Botts L.L.P. After Lavender Law®, the firm followed up and after going through a series of interviews, they offered him a summer associateship for […]

Christine Coldiron

By Riley Jon Veazey Looking back at her career, Christine Coldiron, a successful legal professional and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, reflected with us on her very first Lavender Law® Conference. As a lawyer and businessperson balancing family life, Coldiron spoke about her “twisty career journey.” Currently, she works for T-Mobile using her combined […]

Sander Saba

By Siena Hohne On their first day of law school, Sander Saba met with their advisor and disclosed their fear that in order to be a successful lawyer, they would have to live within the gender binary. Saba’s advisor immediately allayed their fears and reassured them that they shouldn’t hide themself just to conform to […]

Debra Zepeda

Sometimes, life doesn’t always go according to plan. Debra Zepeda can certainly attest to this, having grown up most of her early life imagining she would become an engineer. Today, she’s an attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner practicing patent law.  Throughout her life, Debra was always drawn to building and fixing things, figuring out […]

Kaleigh McManus Hartigan

As a first generation college student, Kaleigh McManus Hartigan always felt that it was difficult to make the same connections as other law students, until she came to the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair.  Kaleigh completed her undergraduate degree at Worcester State University in Massachusetts as an Urban Studies and Planning Major. Toward the […]

Thomas Rucker

When Thomas Rucker chose to attend the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, he knew that he would have to push himself to build his own networks and seek out his own opportunities. After seeking out the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair in 2016, Rucker landed his dream job as a summer […]

Zach Baumann

Zach Baumann is a current 3L at the University of Houston Law Center, focusing his studies on health law. “I’ve always been interested in how the government works, and [his decision to attend law school] was right around when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being implemented. A lot of the classes at the time […]