The ScottHulse Law Firm’s Education Law practice group offers full-service representation to public and private educational institutions. For years, we have provided experienced legal counsel to charter schools and various state public school districts, including both the largest school districts in El Paso County, and third largest employer in El Paso.

''The ScottHulse legal team provides the highest caliber service, knowledge, and responsiveness. Their expertise in the areas of school and employment law is unsurpassed. I have worked with law firms in three states, as well as across Texas, and ScottHulse exemplifies all of the best qualities that a law firm can embody. The advice from Rosemary Marin and her team is always sound, ethical, and in the best interest of the district. I truly valued having ScottHulse on the Ysleta ISD team.''

Dr. Michael Zolkoski
Former Superintendent of Schools (retired)
Ysleta Independent School District


As a full-service law firm, our team of education attorneys is drawn from a broad range of legal areas and is available to advise educational institutions in a wide range of legal issues related to general business, real estate, taxation and fiscal financial matters, health care benefits, employment, immigration, risk management, torts, regulatory compliance, litigation, and administration law. Our ability to provide a large array of client specific legal advice to educational institutions allows us to address your unique needs in a time efficient and cost effective manner.


Our education lawyers counsel public and private educational entities on governance issues, open meeting requirements, open records requirements, competitive bidding, contracting and procurement. We offer educational institutions legal advice related to real estate issues including acquisitions, leasing, financing, purchasing of tangible and intangible property, licensing agreements, construction and development. In conjunction with lawyers in our Construction Law practice group, our education attorneys have handled the drafting of numerous types of construction documents and the settlement of construction related claims for school districts. Our education attorneys have also worked in tandem with our Healthcare Law attorneys to negotiate and draft large health care benefit contracts for school districts. Our education attorneys are also available to address general business issues regarding taxation and financial matters, and assist educational institutions with other issues related to the business of operating a school district.

For more information regarding how we may be of assistance regarding your business needs, visit the following practice area links:

Labor and Employment

ScottHulse has a strong employment practice and represents educational institutions in both litigated and non-litigated employment matters, including tenure, contractual issues, board policies, employee and student handbooks, civil rights, immigration issues for faculty and students, employee compensation and benefits and discrimination issues.

Our representation also includes daily assistance in providing proactive management of faculty and staff matters, training of decision makers conducting internal investigations, and representing districts before grievance offices and the Texas Education Agency, as well as federal, state and local courts and agencies. In addition, should the need for litigation arise in any area, our attorneys include some of the most experienced litigators in Texas and New Mexico.

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Our education attorneys are members of the Texas Association of School Boards and the National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys.

Representative Matters

The depth of ScottHulse’s experience in the Education area is illustrated by the following partial list of matters undertaken by our firm:

  • As counsel for a large independent school district, drafted numerous types of construction documents for a major bond construction program.
  • Assisted large public school district with its procurement processes, including assisting in the drafting and review of requests for proposals, requests for qualifications and competitive bidding documents, and general business and contractual matters.
  • We have advised and assisted large independent school district regarding competitive bidding with respect to major bond construction projects.
  • Advised and assisted large independent school district regarding competitive bidding with respect to and inclusive of health benefits program.
  • Advised large independent school district regarding, and negotiated, health benefits contracts.
  • Served as special board counsel in termination/non-renewal proceedings.
  • Represented large independent school district in its workers’ compensation claims.
  • Defended numerous employee grievances at all levels, including administrative proceedings and through judicial review.

Representative Cases

Duron v. El Paso Independent School District (State Court). Trial victory involving claim for national origin discrimination, gender discrimination and retaliation.

Vicari v. Ysleta Independent School District (Federal Court). Motion for Summary Judgment granted, dismissing case of gender discrimination and retaliation claims.

Rodriguez v. Ysleta Independent School District (Federal Court). Motion for Summary Judgment granted, dismissing procedural due process claim brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

''We know the fast-paced nature of school districts' and charter schools' work and the requirement to be readily accessible to assist with complex, time-sensitive matters. Our experience ranges from serving as special counsel for school boards, to representing clients in proceedings held in accordance with Texas school law, defending clients in traditional employment matters, and partnering with clients to proactively address matters involving policies and regulations, open records, open meetings, and a myriad of legal issues that educational institutions face.''

Rosemary Marin
Attorney, Shareholder & Director