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JAN WATSON
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Phone: (214) 574-8800 | 
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“Our viewpoint on special education is derived from on-the-ground public school experience paired with up-to-the-minute school law expertise.”
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Special Education
EDUCATION

Texas Tech School of Law

 

licensing & court admissions

Licensed in State of Texas

MEMBERSHIP

National School Boards Association

   Council of School Attorneys

Texas Association of School Boards

   Council of School Attorneys

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal

   Court

Dallas Bar Association

 

PUBLICATIONS

What School Districts Need to Know

   About the Amendments to the

   Americans With Disabilities Act of

   2008, Texas School Administrators’

   Legal Digest, Vol. 25, No. 4

   (April 2009).

Gearing Up for Special Education on

   Your Campus:  A Guide for the

   Campus Administrator, Texas School

   Administrators’ Legal Digest, Vol. 26,

   No. 4 (April 2010).

Practical Strategies for Preparing for

   ARD Committee Meetings, Avoiding

   Predetermination & Providing Prior

   Written Notice, Texas School

   Administrators’ Legal Digest, Vol. 27,

   No. 5 (May 2011).

Jan Watson brings an extensive background in special education to her legal practice. She supports Texas school districts in preparing staff for Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings. She expertly files and responds to requests for, prepares witnesses and evidentiary materials for, and represents districts at due process hearings. She also consults with school personnel on special education and negotiates in mediation sessions.

 

In addition to active representation, Jan provides pro-active training for both general education and special education administrators, teachers, and service providers on legal topics related to special education.

 

Prior to attending law school, she taught students with auditory impairments in both El Paso and Fort Worth Independent School Districts. She served as educational diagnostician for the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf in Lubbock Independent School District. 

The firm's principal office is in Austin, Texas.

For further information about the law firm: contact Lindsey Price at 210-979-6633.