Michael Roseberry

Phone: 512-637-4294
Location: Austin

Michael Roseberry is a trusted lawyer with more than a decade of experience working with disability and education issues. Michael advises governmental clients relating to disability compliance matters, including employment issues with specific emphasis on discrimination and reasonable accommodation concerns. School districts across the state rely on his advice related to special education matters.

Michael advises school and community college administrators on compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. His counsel emphasizes finding creative methods to resolve disputes and avoid potential litigation.

Michael previously worked as Director of ADA Compliance for a flagship state university, where he developed an ability to understand compliance matters from the perspective of an administrator at a public institution. This perspective informs the advice he provides to governmental entities.


  • Grievances Disability Law
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Special Education and 504 Due Process Hearings and Appeals


J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 2003
B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1998


Texas Council of School Attorneys
Texas Bar Association, School Law Section
Texas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

Seminars and Presentations

  • Presented at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Conference on Disability law and Rights of employees with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Presented at the Bolder County Bar Association Employment Law Section on the obligations of employers to provide technology-related accommodations for employees with disabilities
  • Provided training to university managers and directors on responsibilities relating to ADA accommodations and FMLA issues


  • Successfully defended a district from a complaint under Section 504 brought by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
  • Successfully defended multiple school districts in DGBA and FNG grievance proceedings
  • Assisted in successfully defending a district against an IDEA claim in a special education due process hearing


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado


Adaptive Ski Instructor, Ignite Adaptive Sports, Boulder, CO, 2013-2018


Powell & Leon, Associate attorney, 2018-2019
University of Colorado, Director of ADA Compliance, 2011-2017
University of Colorado, EEO Investigator, 2006-2010
Colorado Civil Rights Division, Investigator, 2004-2006