Litigation

Our attorneys have been litigating on behalf of school districts, colleges, and other governmental entities for over thirty years. Cases range from highly complex and technical school finance cases to sensitive, multi-party child abuse cases to sudden Friday afternoon injunction proceedings. We have handled hundreds of cases in federal courts, state courts, appeals courts, and administrative tribunals, on both the plaintiff and defense side of the docket, in areas involving:

  • Civil rights litigation, including disputes regarding free speech, religion, and other constitutional law issues
  • Employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawsuits
  • Contract nonrenewals and terminations, including hearings before certified hearing examiners and appeals to the Texas Commissioner of Education
  • Business litigation, including contract and bidding disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • School finance litigation
  • School discipline litigation, including exclusions, suspensions, and DAEP referrals
  • Special education litigation, including IDEA and Section 504 appeals
  • Election disputes
  • Litigation involving the Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act

Our attorneys are experienced in handling jury and bench trials, matters before private arbitrators and mediators, and state and federal appeals. We understand the significance of litigation and partner with clients to meet their objectives.

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