Elaine Edwards is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section. She has practiced school law since 2006. Her practice focuses primarily on employment law, and she has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law since 2013.
Ms. Edwards has represented numerous public entities in litigation involving civil rights, labor and employment, as well as appeals. Before joining the firm, she was a shareholder at Deats, Durst & Owen, PLLC, where she represented public school employees in grievances, nonrenewals, terminations, certification matters, and public and private sector employees in state and federal employment law matters.
Areas of Practice:
Labor & Employment
University of Texas School of Law, 2006, J.D.
Texas A & M University—Corpus Christi, 2002, B.A. with highest honors
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Comal Independent School District
Del Valle Independent School District
San Antonio Independent School District
Professional Associations/Honors and Awards:
Federal Bar Association
Austin Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Member Texas Association of School Boards, Council of School Attorneys
Texas Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions:
Deats, Durst & Owen, PLLC, Shareholder, 2006 – 2020