Lori assists educational institutions and other public employers in navigating an extensive range of employee relations, student, and compliance issues. Since joining BHDA,  Lori has worked extensively with a higher education institution’s responsibility under Title IX and the Clery Act, which included successful completion of a one week Clery Act compliance training academy. 

Prior to joining BHDA, Lori served as part of the Austin Independent School District’s in-house legal counsel and later as Director of Employee Relations. Lori has also worked as a staff attorney for the Association of Texas Professional Educators and as a staff assistant and legislative correspondent to U.S. Representative Solomon P. Ortiz. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Lori’s background in school and employment law extends to Title VI, Title VII and Title IX claims, grievances, FMLA, the ADA process, student discipline and safety, student and employee rights, special education compliance, and all aspects of general counseling.

Director of Employee Relations, Austin Independent School District (2015-2017) Staff Attorney, Austin Independent School District (2013-2015) Staff Attorney at the Association of Texas Professional Educators (2008-2013)

Texas Council of School Attorneys – Member

The Duality of Dual Credit and the Legal Issues Presented, Co-presenter (with Dr. Shasta Buchanan), 22nd Annual TACCA Conference, January 2020