For Rubi Brown, giving back to the community is a core value. A New Orleans native, she lives by the motto, “to whom much is given, much is required.” Through her work at Cheek Law Firm and involvement in organizations, Ms. Brown constantly advocates for those who may not otherwise be able to express themselves.
Ms. Brown received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Xavier University of Louisiana, where she was active in a variety of student organizations - including Student Government Association, NAACP, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Upon graduation, Ms. Brown didn’t immediately pursue law school. Instead, she served as the Quality Enhancement Director and Training Coordinator for Agape’ Care Providers, Inc. Based in New Orleans, this nonprofit organization provides in-home services to the elderly and disabled. It was here that Ms. Brown began to truly hone her advocacy skills by developing relationships with and representing the underserved and underrepresented elderly and disabled population.
Throughout her time at Agape’, the thought of pursuing a law degree was never far from her thoughts. Realizing she would never quell that childhood desire to become a lawyer, Ms. Brown bid goodbye to her rewarding job and began the next part of her journey: earning her J.D. with Southern University Law Center.
While there, Ms. Brown stayed true to her volunteer nature by participating in several group organizations, including the National Lawyer Guild and Student Bar Association. She also served as a student attorney in SULC’s juvenile clinic, where she handled juvenile criminal matters, adoptions, and cases involving children needing care.
After successfully earning her J.D., Ms. Brown joined the Honorable Paula A. Brown at Civil District Court as a law clerk. Under her mentor’s tutelage, Ms. Brown further refined her legal skills while drafting and researching complex civil and criminal law cases. When Judge Brown was promoted to the State of Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ms. Brown followed her mentor to continue learning and growing her legal skills.
Today, Ms. Brown continues her legal career as an attorney with the Cheek Law Firm. Here, her practice areas include asbestos and talc litigation, as well as family law. Ms. Brown works tirelessly to represent her clients the best way she can: with passion and dedication.
In her free time, she serves on the Board of Directors for The Beautiful Foundation, Inc., an organization that provides safe spaces to young women to learn, grow, and express themselves in schools and community-based settings. Ms. Brown is also an active member of the New Orleans Bar Association, Louis A. Marinet Society, the Louisiana Bar Association, and the New Orleans chapter of the Xavier University of Louisiana Alumni Association.
Throughout it all, Ms. Brown keeps her motto close to her heart, continually striving to give back to the community just as much as she has received.