Hayley M. Brown
Senior Attorney and Former Assistant District Attorney
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Though born in Texas, Hayley grew up in the Midwest. She graduated cum
laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelors degree in Political
Science and Economics. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University
of Iowa School of Law in 2011. While at the University of Iowa, Hayley
was a member of the University of Iowa Trial Advocacy team and Jessup
Moot Court team. Her experience with these teams helped refine her litigation skills.
Hayley's love of criminal law began her first summer break of law school
when she interned with the Johnson County Public Defender's Office
in Iowa City, Iowa. She continued to learn and develop her knowledge of
criminal law her second summer of law school when she interned with the
Clark County District Attorney's office in Las Vegas, Nevada. During
her last year in Iowa, Hayley had opportunity to intern with the Lahammer
Law Firm where she gained valuable knowledge regarding federal criminal defense.
After graduating law school, Hayley knew her roots lay in Texas and moved
back the next day. While awaiting the results of the Bar exam, Hayley
interned with the Galveston County District Attorney's office. She
was then hired by the Denton County District Attorney's office. During
the two years she spent with the Denton County District Attorney's
office, Hayley tried numerous cases including DWIs, assaults, drug possession
cases, thefts, and mental health commitments. In 2013, Hayley was voted
Most Valuable Prosecutor of the misdemeanor division.
Hayley joined the Powers law firm in 2014, and looks forward to utilizing
her knowledge of the Texas criminal system and her love of the courtroom
to aggressively defend the citizens of Denton County.