Desiree Marie Bedasa is an associate attorney who has been with Angela Faye Brown & Associates, PLLC since December 2015. Although Desiree is a new attorney with less than 3 years of experience, Desiree has served as first chair on over 20 cases, and possesses nearly 6 years of experience in working with and legally representing youth. Desiree attended The University of Austin, and received her B.A. in Sociology. She then graduated from The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas.
Prior to working for Angela Faye Brown & Associates, PLLC, Desiree interned at several law firms including Haddad Legal Group, Husch Blackwell, and Eichelbaum Wardell practicing family law, litigation, and school law. In addition, Desiree is a Teach For America Alum, having taught Special Education at George E. Kelly Elementary in San Antonio, Texas where she started the school’s first Student Council. Desiree is apart of several organizations inicluding, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Austin Black Lawyers Association, Leadership SBOT, and Junior League of Austin.
These experiences, along with Desiree’s own personal experiences growing up, inspired her to advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves-children. As an individual who did not experience a “traditional” upbringing, Desiree knows what it can be like to be caught in the middle of a custody battle and is dedicated to assisting families with children determine what is in the best interest of the child. As an attorney you can always expect Desiree to put the child first. She currently helps families with divorce, custody, visitation, enforcement of custody and visitation, and adoptions.
Desiree is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but has lived in Austin, on and off, for the past eleven and a half years. She comes from a blended family and tries to visit her parents and siblings as often as possible. Desiree is close to her family members and enjoys when everyone comes together for holidays, birthdays, and family barbecues. She especially enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews.
When Desiree is not working, she likes to give back to her community. She previously volunteered her time as a Guardian Ad Litem through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) in Travis County where she advocated for abused and neglected children, and she is currently a member of the Junior League of Austin. Something Desiree has done that no one in the office has done is donate a kidney! In her free time, Desiree enjoys watching true crime shows, reading novels through her monthly book club, and watching movies with her husband and spending time with her son. In addition, Desiree loves to travel. She has been to Spain, London, France, the Bahamas, Mexico, and several cities within the U.S. Desiree’s spirit animal is a lion; she is more a dog person because she says cats are too clingy but, she loves to spend time with her furry friend, Gotti, a yorkie.