Trusted counsel for educational entities across Texas, our attorneys routinely provide advice and counsel to school boards and administrators on the wide array of legal issues that arise in the operation of a public school system. We provide counsel on matters such as employment law, employment discrimination issues, construction procurement, Special Education and Section 504 issues, public information requests, open meetings matters, procurement and contracts, student discipline, parental rights, student records and family law, handling employee, parent/student or public grievances, intellectual property, elections, First Amendment issues, Fourth Amendment issues, and detachment and annexation.

We provide trainings on a wide range of topics of interest to school boards and administrators, including, but not limited to, the Safe Schools Act, Title IX, FERPA and family law, managing employees leaves and absences, preventing student bullying, discrimination, and harassment, preventing workplace discrimination and harassment, and social media issues.

Our attorneys also have litigated cases involving student discipline matters, UIL participation, student religious and political expression, valedictorian and salutatorian challenges, and challenges to student academic competitions. We have handled numerous contested student discipline hearings and appeals.

In addition to representing clients in the courtroom and on appeal, we have represented school districts in proceedings before the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission—Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, and the U.S. Department of Justice—Civil Rights Division.


  • Local Governance
  • Elections and Redistricting
  • Construction
  • Civil Rights
  • Investigations
  • Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Investigating Reports of Bullying
  • Title IX

  • Family Law in School Settings
  • School District Police Departments, School Marshall Programs, and School Guardians
  • Special Education & 504
  • Student Records & FERPA
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Public Information Act
  • Employee, Parent/Student, Community Grievances
  • Student Discipline

  • Safe Schools Act
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interlocal Cooperation Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding
  • Condemnation and Annexation
  • Policy Review and Development
  • District of Innovation
  • Trainings (e.g., Board Training, Student Discipline, Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discipline and Documentation, ADA Compliance, and other personnel and school law topics)