Jennifer (O'Brien) Stogner '06 & Brant Stogner '06
We met on the first day of law school orientation, and that’s where our story began. Our first year, we were friends and study partners. Our second year, we started dating and became heavily involved in the advocacy program at the law school. We spent our days sitting next to each other in class, and our nights studying and at practice for moot court and mock trial competitions. Our third year, we became mock trial partners and won the ATLA National Mock Trial Competition, along with our teammates Jennifer Falk '06 and Gabe Vick '07.
When we graduated in May 2006, we lived together in a small apartment in Midtown where we studied for the bar exam together at his grandmother's old kitchen table. We were married in 2009. Dean T. Gerald Treece performed our wedding ceremony…seriously.
During the past ten years since graduation, we have both practiced civil litigation in Houston. Brant started as a defense attorney, and then switched to the plaintiff's side and is now a partner with Abraham Watkins. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Jen started as a plaintiff's attorney, and then switched to civil defense when we started our family and is now a senior associate with Lapidus Knudsen. We have three amazing children, Ryker (5), Beckett (3) and Holland (1).
We’ve been together for 13 years and are still going strong. Just like when we were in law school, we are still partners in love, in law, and in life.