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TJ has two passions: solving complex business problems and facilitating the development of renewable energy.

TJ always knew she wanted a career where she could utilize both her communication and analytical skills to solve complex problems. Now, her law practice focuses primarily on real estate transactions in the field of renewable energy. She counsels domestic and international corporations through the financing, investment, property rights acquisition, and development stages of utility scale wind and solar projects. TJ advises clients on a wide range of energy and real estate–related issues including:

  • Title and survey review
  • Leases
  • Easements
  • Estoppels
  • Landowner negotiations
  • Financing and investment agreements

TJ also has experience representing businesses and governmental entities in environmental law issues including property contamination and air quality. She previously worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which provided her with an inside understanding of state environmental regulations and enforcement. As a former University of Texas Cheerleader, TJ is a team player at heart. She loves that her work allows her to feel passionate and purposeful every day, and provides her with the opportunity to play a strategic role in closing transactions that will make a positive impact on the environment and the world.




  • Austin Monthly magazine, Top Austin Attorney, Real Estate and Energy, 2019-2020; Energy, Oil and Gas, 2021-2023
  • Austin Black Business Journal, Achievements in Black Austin, 2019
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Energy Law, 2024
  • National Black Lawyers (NBL), Top 40 Under 40, 2019-2021
  • Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2022-2023


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
    • Study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin American Business Law
    • Texas Journal on Civil Liberty and Civil Rights, Staff Editor
    • Dean's Fellow
    • Black Law Student Association, Academic Coordinator and 2L of the Year
  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin
    • Communication Studies, Concentration in Politics
    • University of Texas Cheerleading Program, Vice President


  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Section; Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section; Real Estate, Probate and Trusts Law Section
  • Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
  • Austin Black Lawyers Association
  • Solar Austin, Board Member


  • Spanish, Proficient
  • Counseled utility-scale solar developer in the three-part acquisition closing of 45 acres of land for a project substation, switchyard, and battery storage facility located in Fort Bend County, Texas. This acquisition closed in June 2021.
  • Counseled Taaleri Energia, a Finland-based wind and solar fund manager and developer, and North Renew Energy, a New York-based renewable energy development company, on the development and financing of the 336 MW TG East Wind Project in Knox County, Texas. This deal closed in July 2020.
  • Counseled Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. of Montreal, Canada in the full commissioning of the 315MW Phoebe Solar Project in Winkler County, Texas – at the time (November 2019), the largest solar energy project in Texas.
  • Counseled the world's largest solar operations and maintenance services provider on asset management issues, shared facilities agreements, O&M contracts, parent guarantees, novation agreements, and other general counsel-related issues.
  • Assisted with project development work for Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for 18 months on Fighting Jays 476 MWdc solar project, originally developed by AP Solar Holdings, and assisted in CIP's tax equity financing of the project.
  • Represented Orsted Onshore North America, Inc. as real estate and development counsel for multiple development-stage solar matters in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. Counseled client regarding the preparation and negotiation of financeable lease terms, title and survey review, local counsel due-diligence and tax equity investment considerations.
Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
Media Mentions | July 28, 2020
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2020
News Releases | August 06, 2019
Austin Monthly Names 12 From Husch Blackwell as Top Austin Attorneys

The Top Austin Attorney listing was compiled through an online peer-voting process.

Outside the Office

After years of Spanish language study, TJ is passionate about Latin American culture.

She travels frequently to Spanish-speaking countries throughout Central and South America, and she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during law school. She loves using her language skills to connect with local people and culture.

When she’s at home, TJ enjoys running and training for 5Ks and 10Ks. 

Community Leadership
  • Solar Austin, Board of Directors
  • Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) of Central Texas, Pro Bono Attorney
  • University of Texas Cheerleaders, Volunteer Assistant Coach