Walsh Gallegos attorneys know school law. That is what we do; every attorney, every day.
University of Texas School of Law (1988)
Licensed in the States of New
Mexico and Texas
United States Tenth Circuit Court
United States Supreme Court
National School Boards Association
New Mexico State Bar
State Bar of Texas
Albuquerque Bar Association
Education Law Association
Texas Association of School Boards
Council of School Attorneys
Editor, School Law New Mexico with
Various articles for the Texas School
Administrators’ Legal Digest
Autism Methodology Cases to Live By:
Legal Guidance for Practical Program
Strategies, LRP Publications: 2008
Beyond Board of Education v. Rowley:
Educational Benefits for the
Handicapped? American Journal of
Education (May 1989)
Elena M. Gallegos has practiced law with Walsh Gallegos since 1988. Ms. Gallegos’ practice emphasizes Board Governance, Disability Law, Employment Law, Student Issues, and Special Education.
Ms. Gallegos assists districts with a variety of issues relevant to the school district’s leadership team and has worked with clients to develop better lines of communication between and among the leadership team.
In addition to practicing law, Elena served as a Program Specialist with the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC) from 2000 to 2005. This resource was funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide technical assistance to state departments of education in ten states including New Mexico and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Elena returned to her New Mexico roots to open the firm’s New Mexico office. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Education Law Association (formerly the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education) and is a nationally-known speaker on issues of school law.