Brittené Vinnett Senior Associate, Commercial Law

Ms. Vinnett: Where legal brilliance converges with strategic ingenuity,
and success is not just a goal but a well-charted course.

Brittené Vinnett is a legal luminary whose illustrious career spans over a decade, commanding respect from her peers and clients alike for U.S. commercial law, transactions, business advisory, and litigation. With a mind as sharp as a well-honed blade, Brittené effortlessly harmonizes legal acumen with her clients’; business aspirations, navigating the intricate nexus of commerce and law with finesse.

More than just a lawyer, Britt is a master strategist, propelling businesses to new heights while skillfully mitigating risks to ensure enduring prosperity. Her dedication knows no bounds; she leaves no avenue unexplored in her relentless pursuit of excellence. Known for her meticulous attention to detail, unwavering client communication, and strategic brilliance, Brittené stands as a paragon of legal virtuosity.

Britt’s commitment extends beyond corporate confines; she passionately advocates startups and small businesses, catalyzing their journey to greatness. Before joining NEL, she served as the General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of a startup beverage company, cementing her reputation as a dynamic force in business. Britt moved from the vibrant city of Houston, Texas, to join the NEL team in February 2024. Poised and always ready to succeed, and as a senior attorney with the NEL team, she works hard to lead Kiwi companies into the heart of the U.S. market, leveraging her profound insights and extensive experience to chart their path to success.

When she is not crafting legal strategies, you will find Brittené centring and finding calm by the ocean, exploring nature, travelling and learning new cultures, and indulging in the rich tapestry of global cuisine.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas (admitted November 2011)
  • Federal Courts of Texas (All Districts)


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX
  • B.A., Psychology & Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Top Lawyer – Civil, Houstonia Magazine 2018
  • Top Lawyer – Commercial Litigation, Houstonia Magazine, 2019