Brandy Citizen is originally from Louisiana, but spent her formative years in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Spelman College, and then returned to Louisiana to attend Southern University for law school. While there, Brandy studied international law abroad at City University in London, England, interned at the New York Division of Human Rights, and worked as a criminal law research assistant, which resulted in a publishing on racial profiling.
After obtaining her Juris Doctorate, Brandy took a position as Legislative Director with the City Council of New Orleans, where she partnered with the community to restore the city post-Hurricane Katrina, and sat on various boards concerning youth advocacy and environmental justice. Thereafter, she served in a dual capacity as a children’s attorney and mental health advocate for the Louisiana Child Advocacy Center and Mental Health Advocacy Program. During her time in Louisiana, Brandy became a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, and assisted thousands of children in successfully navigating through the child welfare system.
Brandy returned to Atlanta in 2012 to start a family and a career in the practice area of Social Security Disability law. Since that time, she has traveled and practiced Social Security Disability Law in nearly all the contiguous states, along with Puerto Rico, and has assisted thousands of clients in obtaining disability benefits. She loves advocating for those in need, on and off the clock, and has a true passion for the work that she does. In her spare time, you can find Brandy in full mommy-mode with her husband and two young sons. She’s also a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan.