We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine Brunson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process of starting my business was to create a sustainable law firm that reflects God’s biblical principles. I aim to use my legal education combined with my spiritual gifts to serve my community. Not only is this law firm a method to create generational wealth for my family, it is a tool to help others create wealth for their families. I complete this mission by helping entrepreneurs’ protect their intellectual property.
What should our readers know about your business?
We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. I am most excited about serving my community in a way that is not commonly done. As it stands, only 5% of attorneys are Black and only 1.8% of them work in Intellectual Property. I fall underneath both of those statistics. I am excited to take this specialized knowledge and work with entrepreneurs to make sure their intellectual property is protected! Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind such as inventions, artistic works, music, business names and logos, coaching courses, webinars and many more! Under US law, we are granted the opportunity to protect our intellectual property with trademarks, copyrights and patents. Your ideas, creativity and human intellect are afforded protective legal rights. Pretty cool, huh? I specialize in helping entrepreneurs protect their businesses with trademarks, copyrights, contracts and business formation. Intellectual property and creatives are the heartbeat of the culture. When we look back over history, we can see many examples where someone was the original creator of the content, but did not reap the benefits or profits off of their creativity. Someone else who knew the law did. To prevent this narrative in our generation, I use my law firm to bridge this gap between creatives and the law. I heavily teach my clients the value and significance of protecting their intellectual property so that they will not be taken advantage of and can legally hold the ownership to their creativity. A motto I always say is: “If you created it, protect it!”
How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges?
At first, I thought it was going to be extremely hard to start my own law firm. Being the first in my family to desire to open a law firm required me to do some research! I began to look for attorneys and coaches I could learn from – people who have already successfully crossed this milestone. I got to where I am business wise with the help of professors, mentors and coaches. I am not afraid to ask a question! And I believe that is how I got to where I am today. I asked questions and sought out counsel before creating this firm.
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
The lessons I have learned along the way is to keep going! Even when the adrenaline and hype wears off, you gotta’ keep pushing! God may give you a vision that is so big that you don’t know how in the world you are going to get there. But keep building day by day and brick by brick. He will get you there at your appointed time!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a vegetarian so my suggestions will be from that lens! All locations in Birmingham, AL – Breakfast – Big Bad Breakfast Lunch -MELT Dinner -Surin West Dessert -Cinnaholic
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout my mentors, teachers, friends and family members who have encouraged me along the way. I can’t do any of this by myself. Having a great support system really has helped me get to where I am. I am thankful that God has positioned me to be blessed by them.