Elayna Naftis Erick

Personal and Powerful

Elayna lives to empower others –  often serving as a champion for her clients and advocating for them until they can find a voice of their own. She brings a sense of compassion and empathy to her work – leading most clients to leave their initial consultation with her saying, “I feel so much better now.”

In one of Elayna’s first family law cases, she helped reunite a mother and daughter who had been estranged for ten years. Despite the emotional toll of the case, Elayna’s representation was unflappable. After a contentious courtroom battle, mother and daughter were able to heal their relationship and happy to take advantage of a fresh start. This is only one example of Elayna’s unfailing dedication to her clients. While a lawyer needs to lead with logic, Elayna leads with both logic and compassion.

More Than Just a Lawyer

For Elayna, reuniting parents and children brings her unparalleled joy and pride. This is probably because Elayna is a mother herself. Elayna spends each day balancing her career while trying to be the best mother possible to her sons, and she does both successfully. Elayna has been recognized by Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (published by Thomson Reuters) in 2008 and Best Lawyers in America (published by BL Rankings, LLC) in 2020 and 2021. She also served on the Boards of the Lamplighter Parents Association and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Through her volunteerism, she has been able to support organizations that are near to her heart and demonstrate the value of community service to her growing children.

Elayna’s spark to become a lawyer was ignited by nights spent as a child watching “L.A. Law” and other legal dramas. She knew from a young age that her career path would lead to practicing law and her passion for advocating for others has never waned.

Traditional yet Innovative

All of the attorneys at Brousseau Naftis & Massingill believe there is power in words. Words, proverbs, sayings, and quotations have the power to connect the present to the past. The words and sayings that each attorney holds onto are meaningful, shaping the firm’s culture and philosophies.

Elayna’s favorite quote is, “This too shall pass.” She often reminds clients that their current situation is temporary: the challenges will be resolved, and life will move on. She understands that legal issues can be all-consuming and finds it important to remind clients that by addressing issues in the right way, the clients will resolve their legal matters and will have better days ahead.

Educational Background

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Waco,
Texas, May 2003

M.L.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
Texas, May 2004

B.A., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New
York Major: English, June 1999

The Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas, June
1996

Legal Experience

Attorney, Brousseau Naftis & Massingill, P.C.,
Dallas, Texas

November 2003 to present

Professional License

State Bar of Texas, November 2003

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Practice Law, Texas Supreme
Court, 2003

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Civic Activities

The Hockaday School
-Former Member, Alumnae Board

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
-Former Member, Board of Trustees

Lamplighter Parents’ Association
-Former Member Board of Trustees
-Lamplighter Annual Fund Committee

Honors and Professional Accomplishments

Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), 2008

Best Lawyers in America (BL Rankings, LLC),
2020, 2021

Personal History

Married to Casey Erick with two children