Brooke Dacus was born in Washington State. She graduated cum laude from California Lutheran University, where she was a standout swimmer. She achieved numerous All-Conference and All-American titles while also being presented the prestigious four-year scholar athlete award.
Thereafter, Brooke attended Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, Brooke was an articles editor on Tech’s Estate Planning Law Journal; and after graduation, went on to publish several articles. She also competed and placed in Mock Trial and Negotiation competitions and was a member of the Organization of Women Law Students.
Brooke soon discovered her passion for criminal law, and in her final year of law school, she was a Student Attorney in the Caprock Regional Public Defender’s Clinic, representing indigent defendants accused of crimes. She spent summers interning at the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C.