West & Associates, LLP maintains a comprehensive school law practice at both the state and federal levels. For more than 20 years, we’ve counseled school districts, colleges and universities, and state educational agencies on a wide range of business operations. These include…
- Real Estate Transactions
- Construction Litigation
- Payment and Performance Bonds
- Employee Grievances
- Teacher Contracts
- Board of Trustee Matters
- Hearings Before Certified Independent Hearing Examiners
- Reductions in Workforce
- TEA Appeals and Administrative Proceedings
- Staff Training
- Employee Evaluations
In addition, we advise school districts on matters related to teachers and faculty, athletic programs, instructional methods, extracurricular activities, student discipline, and discrimination issues related to the Equal Opportunities Act, Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Our Managing Partner has been a member of the Texas State Senate since 1993, and another of our School Lawyers has served as an Associate Superintendent of Human Resources in two school districts, giving us years of experience working with the Department of Education and the State Board of Education. We take pride in our ability to quickly analyze educational issues, and to provide our clients with creative, proactive solutions. When litigation is necessary, we represent our clients proactively and aggressively.