Practices

School Law

Education

J.D. Dedman School Law Southern Methodist University, 2002

Ed.D. University of Houston, 2012

B.A. Wellesley College, 1997

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 2002

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Dr. Sarah S. Flournoy began practicing in the area of school law following six years as a secondary social studies teacher in a Title I school district and five years as a corporate attorney.  She works primarily with both public and private K-12 educational entities on a broad range of legal issues including employment, student discipline, special education, contracts, procurement, policy development, elections, and open government. In addition to special education due process hearing, she has defended educational entities before state and federal agencies as well as before federal and state courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Flournoy served at Irving ISD as their in-house attorney for three years.

Presentations

Investigating Student Threats, State Bar of Texas School Law Section Retreat

Restraint and Discipline Post-Papa, State Bar of Texas School Law Section Retreat

Unraveling the Requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Texas Special Education Law, National Business Institute

Ethics in Special Education Law, Texas Special Education Law, National Business Institute

Evaluation and Eligibility, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Individualized Education Programs, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Placement Decisions and Least Restrictive Environment, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Disciplinary Procedures, Special Education Laws Made Simple, National Business Institute

Memberships

State Bar of Texas

School Law Section State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Texas Association of School Boards, Council of School Attorneys

Education Law Association

Texas Association of School Administrators