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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.