Orjanel K. Lewis, Esq. was born and raised in Missouri City, Texas. Double majoring in Political Science and English, Orjanel graduated summa cum laude in 2008 from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Entering the historic Tuskegee University in the fall of 2004, Orjanel realized that it would behoove her to take advantage of all that the “pride of the swift growing south” had to offer! She participated in several organizations including Student Government Association where she served as Vice President during her Senior year, Texas Club serving as President for two years, President of the Student Senate, and a member of the Spanish Club. Ms. Lewis received several awards while studying at Tuskegee including the President Benjamin F. Payton Distinguished Student Award, Terrance D. Smith Student Leader Award, and Pi Sigma Alpha and Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Societies.
Upon graduation from Tuskegee, Orjanel attended and graduated from Tulane University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and a Certificate of Maritime Law. Orjanel served as an Associate Attorney for nearly four years at a small boutique firm located in Houston, Texas practicing in various areas of civil litigation including but not limited to consumer, estate, personal injury and business. Ms. Lewis is now serving as in-house counsel in the litigation department for a consumer debt buyer and a member of the adjunct faculty of Houston Community College teaching Civil Litigation I and II, Wills and Probate Administration, Law Office Management and Contracts. Orjanel is licensed to practice law in Texas and Alabama.
In addition to professional work, Ms. Lewis has tremendous community involvement serving as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Houston Lawyers’ Association, Fort Bend County Democratic Party, and a member of the Fort Bend Independent School District’s We Are Hightower Task Force, Gifted and Talented Task Force, Bond Oversight Committee and Academy Design Task Force. In her spare time, Orjanel enjoys life at home with her husband, Marcus, and two kids, Olivia and Marcus Alexander.