Press Release

 Hughes Watters Askanase Associate Brendetta Scott Named 

in 2009 Edition of Prestigious "Who's Who in Black Houston"


HOUSTON, Texas (June 1, 2009) - Brendetta Scott, an attorney with Hughes Watters Askanase, has been selected as one of more than 350 influential Houston-area African-Americans for the third edition of Who's Who in Black Houston.

Currently available for order at, Who's Who in Black Houston serves as both a networking guide and a source of inspiration for younger generations. It includes profiles of corporate leaders, community leaders, entrepreneurs, academic professionals, educators, media professionals and more. The book's publishers recently recognized Scott for her many professional accomplishments and activities.

Scott, a native of Greenwood, Miss., has practiced with Hughes Watters Askanase for six years. She has earned several prestigious career awards and honors during her time at the firm, including being named as a Rising Star in Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazine in 2007 and 2008. She also recently accepted an invitation to become a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation.

"I'm ecstatic about being included in Who's Who," said Scott. "Receiving this recognition has touched my entire family."

Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mississippi Delta Community College with an Associate of Arts degree. She later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Jackson State University. Scott fell in love with Houston when she came to the city to study for her Juris Doctor degree at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999. 

Scott is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and the Texas Bar Foundation. She served as the Houston Bar Association's Law Week Committee co-chairwoman in 2006-2007, the Professionalism Committee chairwoman in 2008-2009, and is currently a member of the Speakers' Bureau Committee. She has also provided pro bono legal services through her active involvement with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association and Shape Community Center.

"I am very proud that Brendetta was recognized by Who's Who in Black Houston for her outstanding contributions both personally and professionally," said HWA partner Dominique Varner. "She is a tremendous asset to our firm.  Clearly, Brendetta has found a way to be successful in her work and community, and I am delighted with her achievements."  

For a full biographical profile on Scott or more information about Hughes Watters Askanase, please visit

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Who's Who in Black Houston is produced by Who's Who Publishing (, which publishes Who's Who directories in 25 American cities.              




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