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School Law

Recognized in U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms Edition as a top-tier law firm for Education Law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2016, Brackett & Ellis has significant experience in representing the boards and administration of numerous independent school districts, charter schools, universities, community colleges, education foundations, and private and independent schools. Our attorneys assist clients with legal compliance, student and employee issues, policy issues, litigation, and business transactions. We represent educational entities in both state and federal courts as well as before the Texas Commissioner of Education and other state and federal agencies. Our attorneys are frequent presenters at national, state and regional education conferences and have served as officers on the Education Law Association Board, Texas Association of School Boards’ Council of School Attorneys, and the State Bar of Texas School Law Section.

We are also recognized for our significant contribution to the development of model school construction contract forms now used throughout Texas and the United States. Brackett & Ellis is recognized as a Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying that over 50% of our attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest designation for ethical standards and legal ability. Our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in a number of regional publications for a high degree of professional achievement in school and education law. Lynn Rossi Scott is listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” publication for her work in School Law and was awarded the McGhehey Award by the Education Law Association for her outstanding work that field. Tom Myers and Lynn Rossi Scott received the Kelly Frels Lifetime Achievement Award from the State Bar of Texas School Law Section for his lifetime contributions to the Section.

Assisting our School Law Clients with

  • Administrative Hearings
  • Board Representation
  • Civil Rights and Discrimination Claims
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Contracts and Litigation
  • Detachment and Annexation
  • Education Foundations
  • Elections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employee Terminations
  • Employment Law
  • First Amendment
  • Gender Equality and Title IX
  • In-Service Training
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations
  • Licensing and Marketing
  • Open Government
  • Personnel Issues
  • Policy Development and Interpretation
  • Public Information Act
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Reductions In Force
  • Special Education and Section 504
  • Student Admissions, Attendance and Transfers
  • Student Discipline
  • Teacher Termination and Non-Renewal
  • Vendor Contracts

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