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