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Branden Brooks is a native of Wilmington, Delaware. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Ursinus College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and a law degree from Boston College Law School.

Prior to joining the firm, Branden worked as an associate for an insurance defense firm. He is also a former prosecutor, where he represented the state of Missouri in prosecuting individuals charged with felony offenses within the city of St. Louis, gained valuable experience in both jury and bench trials, argued hundreds of primary hearings to assist the court in making probable cause determinations regarding felonious matters, and presented cases to the grand jury.

Branden serves as vice chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee for Illinois Defense Counsel. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with is his wife and two children. In his spare time, he likes to read, row and learn how to play piano.


  • Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, 2018–2019


  • Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
  • Illinois Defense Counsel, Diversity Committee Co-Chair 
  • Revival School of the Arts, Board Member


  • Boston College Law School, JD, 2008
  • Harvard Divinity School, MDiv, 2005
  • Ursinus College,, BA, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

News + Insights


Diversity Comes in all Shapes, Sizes, and Silence, Illinois Defense Council Quarterly