Brooke-Sidney J. Harbour is a licensed attorney based in Los Angeles, California. Her main areas of practice include publishing and entertainment law, business law, and environmental law. Her work in journalism and media inspired her special interest in protecting the content and rights of journalists, writers, and artists. Prior to joining Hughley Smith Law, Brooke-Sidney worked as an Honors Attorney and Attorney-Adviser for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).
Before embarking on a law practice, Brooke-Sidney had an extensive career in marketing and media. She spent a decade in various marketing and media management positions with companies like Wall Street Journal, Dickstein Shapiro LLC, and Mindshare (now Virilion). As a journalist and media specialist, Brooke-Sidney covered the Democratic National Convention and 2008 presidential election, wrote for the Huffington Post, worked at CNBC, created a media & culture site called Caramelbella.com, and was a television anchor and radio host for various public access channels. Brooke-Sidney also received the prestigious Carnegie & Knight News 21 Fellowship. She is still a contributing writer for Huffington Post.
Brooke-Sidney attended the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she received a degree in Law (Juris Doctor). She served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (ELR). Prior to her time at USC, Brooke-Sidney matriculated at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, where she graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. She was also selected as an Annenberg Dean’s Scholar and received a full academic scholarship. Before attending USC, Brooke-Sidney matriculated at Duke University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor degree in both Political Science and Women’s Studies, as well as a certificate in Markets & Management.
In addition to her legal practice, Brooke-Sidney is the creator of Bella & the Babe, a site dedicated to serving mamas and mama-to-be’s with tools, resources, and expert interviews designed to empower authentic motherhood.
Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2012, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA. Editor-In-Chief, Entertainment Law Review. 2010-2012 President, Environmental Law Society.
Master of Arts (M.A.), Magna Cum Laude, 2009, Journalism (Broadcast emphasis), University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Cum Laude, 1997, Political Science & Women’s Studies, Markets & Management Certificate (Fuqua School of Business), Duke University, Durham, NC.
Duke In Oxford Scholar, 1996, U.S. & British Tort Law, Oxford University, Oxford, England