Walsh Gallegos attorneys know school law. That is what we do; every attorney, every day.
Arizona Summit School of Law (2015)
University of Phoenix (Superintendent Certificate, 1997)
University of Phoenix (Principal Certificate, 1997)
University of Northern Arizona (Masters of Arts in Education Administration, 1991)
University of Northern Colorado (Bachelors of Arts in Special Education, 1983)
Licensed in the State of New Mexico
American Bar Association
State Bar of New Mexico
Council for Administrators of Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children
Legal Beagles, A Silent Minority: Therapeutic Effects of Facility Dogs in the Courtroom, International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Arizona Summit Law Review, Spring 2016, and available at Social Science Research Network (SSRN): HERE.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Lorie Gerkey spent 13 years as a special education teacher and 17 years as a Student Services administrator. This foundation led Lorie to pursue a second career in special education law. Her thirty plus years as a public educator and administrator gives Lorie a unique perspective on the legal issues facing schools. Her experience and training gives districts the tools and guidance to efficiently and effectively manage their day to day legal hurdles.
Throughout her career she has always put the student’s needs first. She believes that “All Means All”, no matter the educational environment.
Prior to joining Walsh Gallegos, Lorie gained valuable experience in education law as a law clerk for Udall Shumway, PLC in Mesa, Arizona.
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