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San Antonio OFFICE
KATIE PAYNE
Associate
Phone: (210) 979-6633 | 
Fax: (210) 979-7024 | 
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“Public education is critical to any just and free society. Whatever I can do to help schools focus on providing the children of their community with an excellent education is extremely satisfying to me.”
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EDUCATION
  • University of Texas School of Law
    • -Texas International Law Journal
    • -Student Attorney ad litem in the Children's Rights Clinic and represented abused & neglected children
    • -Student Attorney in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic and represented low-wage laborers

 Kansas State University (summa cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish and a secondary major in international studies)

licensing & court admissions

Licensed in State of Texas

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

MEMBERSHIP
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Federal Bar Association

Katie Payne has a history of service and dedication to public education. She currently supports school districts in the areas of labor and employment, constitutional and civil rights litigation, and general school law.

 

In her legal practice, Katie expertly represents clients in state and federal venues in administrative hearings, bench and jury trials, and appeals.

 

Prior to attending law school, Katie gained first-hand public school experience while teaching seventh grade language arts in the Houston Independent School District through the Teach for America program. 

For further information about the law firm: contact Diana Stangl at 512-454-6864 at the firm's principal office in Austin, Texas