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Lorraine Yancey
Dallas Office

320 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75203
Phone: 214.941.1881
Facsimile: 214.941.1399

Areas of Practice: School Law

Lorraine has worked in the field of school law since 1991. She brings to the practice pre-law experience of four years as a high school teacher and six years as a marketing representative with IBM. After law school, she served as a Briefing Attorney for the Court of Appeals, Second District, Fort Worth, Texas, Criminal Prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office, six years as an Administrative Law Judge with the Texas Education Agency and six years as a litigator with the Texas State Teachers Association, appearing before school boards throughout the state. Lorraine joined The Firm in 2002.

West Practice Areas:
Appeals to the Texas Education Agency
Appeals to Texas State Courts of Appeal

Representative Matters:
A name search on the Texas Education Agency webpage, updated through Feb., 2006, results in 181 hits for opinions written by Lorraine as an Administrative Law Judge and administrative appeals before the Agency. She has also argued appeals in State District Court and Texas Courts of Appeal.

Educational & Professional Background:
California State University at Los Angeles, B.A.,
California Teaching Certificate (Lifetime)
Thurgood Marshall School Of Law (Cum Laude)
State Bar of Texas, 1989

Licensed to Practice:
All Courts in the State of Texas
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court.

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