Valerie Carrillo

Valerie Carrillo
San Antonio, Texas
Associate, since 2010-2013;2017
Dallas (214) 273-7361
Fort Worth (817) 502-1183
888-700-7557 (Toll Free)
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Valerie Carrillo has practiced school law for over fifteen years. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Ms. Carrillo previously worked for the firm. Prior to that, she served as in-house counsel for Dallas Independent School District for approximately ten years. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Carrillo was appointed by the City of Dallas as an Administrative Law Judge. Prior to rejoining the firm, Ms. Carrillo most recently served as the Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel for the Fort Worth Independent School District for the last four years. During that time, Ms. Carrillo was voted by her peers as a Top Attorney in Education Law in Fort Worth in 2013 and 2014. Ms. Carrillo is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and has extensive experience advising school boards and administrative staff on various legal issues, including but not limited to employment issues, governance issues, open meetings issues, policies, contracts, and purchasing matters. In addition, Ms. Carrillo enjoys providing legal training to school administrators and board members.

Year Joined:
2010-2013; 2017

Areas of Practice:
School Law

University of Texas at San Antonio- BA Political Science, 1995
Texas Tech University School of Law- JD, 1998

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Texas 1998
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 2001

Professional Associations/Honors and Awards:
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
Member, Council of School Attorneys
Top Attorney in Education Law, Fort Worth- 2013 & 2014
Treasurer, Hispanic Issues Section, State Bar of Texas- 2013-present
Former Board Member and Treasurer, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship Foundation- 2008-2010

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