January 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM EST - Updated July 25 at 10:06 PM
The granddaughter of Kansas farmers, I relocated nearly ten times, living in various places on the east coast as my father earned his living in the automobile industry.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill in 1995. During my years at UNC, I served as the Judicial Vice President of the Panhellenic Council, produced a television show for Student Television and was an active member of Delta Zeta Sorority.
In 1996, I married my husband Adam who was serving in the United States Marine Corps. While stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, I attended classes to obtain my MBA from Boston University. Though I was not able to complete that program because Adam's enlistment came to an end, we relocated to Dallas, TX where I attended Southern Methodist University for law school.
I graduated from SMU in 2000 and began my legal career in Texas. After practicing for two years, we relocated to Louisville to start a family. Though the family did not actually get started until five years later when twin boys Anson and Maddox arrived, I enjoyed a successful legal career with some of the best firms in Louisville until September 2007 when, with six-month-old twins, I left firm practice and opened my own office. Though a risky endeavor, it was this move that allowed me the flexibility that I needed to be available for my family.
In 2008, I formed De Renzo Durrett, PLLC with my colleague and friend Amy De Renzo. Since that time, the firm has grown in reputation and revenue each year, the Durrett family has grown up -- the twins are now five and started kindergarten this year -- and I have never looked back.