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LORIE GERKEY
Associate
Phone: (505) 243-6864 | 
Fax: (505) 843-9318 | 
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“I want to give school administrators the tools and guidance to efficiently and effectively manage their day to day legal hurdles. I have walked a mile in their shoes and want to provide them the benefit of my miles. ”
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PRACTICE AREAS
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EDUCATION

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)

licensing & court admissions

Licensed in the State of New Mexico

MEMBERSHIP

American Bar Association

State Bar of New Mexico

Council for Administrators of Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children

PUBLICATIONS

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.

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