Attorney Brooke Girley started working at the Girley Law Firm in 2010 after graduating from Duke Law School. She is passionate about racial equality, education, and combatting the marginalization of the most vulnerable people in society. As a result, her areas of focus include Civil Rights Law and Criminal Defense. She is also a member of the Florida Bar Association, Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.
While at Duke, Brooke was a Brian Stone Scholar and very active in her community, serving as Vice President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and Community Service Chair of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA). She also volunteered with youth in the correctional system, participated in her school’s AIDS legal clinic and was a Lead Editor for the law journal Duke Forum for Law and Social Change.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Attorney Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University as a double major in Religious Studies and Africana Studies. She graduated at the top of her major for Africana Studies. In addition to her B.A. and J.D., Brooke earned her Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University where she studied Black Religion in the African Diaspora. While at Yale she also earned the prestigious honor of becoming a Yale University President's Public Service Fellow.
Recently, Brooke’s passion for equality and education led her to become an Adjunct Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Bethune-Cookman University, a Historically Black University, where she taught budding scholars the basic tenants of the three Abrahamic religions. She enjoyed molding and learning from young minds. Ultimately, she believes the work she does in the classroom and the courtroom allow her to provide a more holistic approach to combatting inequalities in society.