We had the good fortune of connecting with Chassidy Frelow and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chassidy, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’ve always wanted to start my own law practice, so I used my experience from working for other firms and began my own practice. I wanted to able to practice the different areas of law I wanted to practice on my own terms. When you work for a firm and you’re under another attorney, you have to take the cases they allow you to take only. Having my own law firm opens up opportunities to help people with various legal issues in different areas of law.

What should our readers know about your business?
Here at The Law Office of Chassidy Frelow we actually care about our clients; form personal relationships with them; and work closely with them when pursuing their goals for their case. We’re big on communication and are open and honest about case outcomes and expectations.

I got to where I’m at today business-wise by using resources to help me build my firm. I network and collaborate with other attorneys to implement certain policies and procedures for my firm; I’ve read books; hired a marketing company; and participated in the Texas Opportunity for Justice Incubator program. It’s important to invest in your business if you want to see it grow. I’ve also learned a lot from experiences and have tweaked my business along the way.

Some of the lessons that I’ve learned along the way is that you have to do what’s best for your and your business, everyone has their own process. It’s okay to take advice from others, but make sure you adapt to the needs of your business. I’ve also learned that it is important to take care of your mental health and take breaks when needed, this is imperative because you cannot pour from an empty cup.

I want the world to know that it is possible to be successful in life, no matter what your background is. I grew up in an underprivileged neighborhood, attended underprivileged and underfunded schools; I am a first-generation college graduate and professional school graduate, and one of the first to own a business. There are not many young, African American women in the legal industry so my brand and story can be an inspiration for the future generations to see what God can do.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to
take them around to?

Since it’s March and rodeo season, I would take her to the Houston Rodeo to eat carnival food and ride the rides.

Food places: Turkey Leg Hut so she can taste their renowned turkey legs and see what the hype is about; the Houston Grub Park to check out some black-owned food trucks and vibe to the music. Gotti’s is a new spot in the east-downtown area that I would take her to as well. Ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s; ; Mico’s Hot Chicken; Chicken Plus.

Night scene: The Address is a popular club here so we’d go there to listen to music, dance and drink.

Fun activities: Houston Museum of Arts, Pur Noire Winery

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I owe all of my success to God, I would be no where without Him, His grace & mercy, and plans for my life!

I also would like to thank my family, friends, church family, & social media supporters/family for all of the love and encouragement they give me; for sharing my posts; tagging me in posts; and sending me referrals. My business would not be as successful as it is without them!

Website: cfrelowlaw.com

Instagram: chassidy.frelow; cfrelow_law; unapologetically_b.o.u.g.i.e

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Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCrVl-6T6kqxhpiSzuZaHtkA

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