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Mom of Five Who Won The Internet's Heart With Her Law School Graduation Photos, is Now an Assistant County Attorney

Mom of Five Who Won The Internet's Heart With Her Law School Graduation Photos, is Now an Assistant County Attorney

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Do you remember Ieshia Champs, the mom of five who celebrated her graduation from Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law with an inspiring photo shoot? Well now, after passing the Texas bar exam, Champs has been sworn in as the assistant county attorney in the Children's Protection Practice Group in Harris County. 

Champs' new job marks a real full-circle moment as she endured foster care as a child and previously interned at the Harris County Attorney’s office. 

“The one who was once advocated for now has an opportunity to advocate for the same children who mirrored my past,” Champs told KHOU 11.   

Photo: KHOU 11  

"Ms. Champs is an inspiration to all who are faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles in life," County Attorney Vince Ryan said. "We are fortunate that her path has brought her to our Office where she can continue to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Children's Protectives Services in Harris County."

For Champs those insurmountable obstacles include getting laid off from her job, losing everything in a house fire, and losing the father to two of her children to cancer while she was seven months pregnant - all of which happened in the same year of 2009. 

However, today Champs is not only living out her lifelong dream as a lawyer, but she said: "I feel like as a mother, I gave them something to look forward to and something that they can also give their children in the future."