Seeking happiness through tough times will always lead you to where you’re meant to be.
Briana Givens is an Associate at The Pride Law Firm specializing in a variety of personal injury cases. Her experience ranges from sexual battery and assault cases to premises liability, slip and fall, automobile accidents and dog bite cases. She has helped clients with catastrophic injuries recover millions of dollars in damages.
Givens earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she excelled and placed in the top of her class after her first year. She participated in the 2015 San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program and worked as a summer associate at Andrews Lagasse Branch & Bell LLP. She was also a 2016 Earl B. Gilliam Foundation Scholarship recipient.
Briana joined the TJSL Law Review Journal and her note was selected for publication. She was elected and as the Executive Editor of the Law Review during the 2016-2017 school year. Briana made history as part of the first All African-American Women Law Review Managing Board in California.
Givens is a California native, born and raised in Palm Springs. She speaks Spanish and is a first-generation student and lawyer. Her hobbies include playing basketball, hiking, and surfing.
- Lawyers Club of San Diego
- Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
- San Diego County Bar Association
- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
- American Association for Justic
Get to Know Briana
Why did you choose to focus on sexual assault?
I chose to focus on sexual assault cases because I get the opportunity to help survivors tell their story and seek justice through the civil process. Survivors have rights! It is my goal to inform them of those rights and support them on their path of recovery.
What is a message you would like to give sexual assault survivors who are afraid of pursuing their perpetrators in civil court?
The law places time limitations on how long a survivor has to pursue a civil case for sexual assault. Every survivor should be informed about these limitations. It is normal to feel afraid, but know that you are not alone. We will be by your side during the duration of your case. What happened to you was not your fault. By pursuing a civil claim against the perpetrator, you regain strength and power. Through your bravery, you help empower other victims to come forward and speak out.
More About Briana
I am a first-generation student and attorney. My mother immigrated to the US at the age of five. As a single mother of five children, she worked tirelessly to make sure my siblings and I always had a roof over our heads. I am a Mexican and African-American woman who made history when I was 24 years-old, as a founding member of the first entirely African-American Women Law Review Managing Board in California. I like to think that I get my hard work ethic and dedication from my mother. I strongly believe that it is important to do things in this life that make you happy. Using happiness as your guiding light through tough times will always lead you to where you want to be. In my free time, I play on a co-ed softball team and enjoy playing pick-up basketball.
Get in touch
If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, Jessica Pride wants to help you once again become the strong person you are. No man or woman deserves to be victimized in such a way.
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