Mackenzie Walters

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Phone: 512-637-4293
Location: Austin
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Mackenzie Walters advises governmental entities and public officials in areas of Education Law, Economic Development Act (Chapter 313), and Employment Law. Mackenzie serves as outside general counsel to government clients in matters ranging from the Open Meetings Act, the Texas Public Information Act, and education and employment law. In addition to Education Law, Mackenzie is part of the Economic Development Act (Ch. 313) team. Mackenzie works with client districts from beginning to end of the 313 application process.

Prior to law school, Mackenzie taught 8th grade U.S. History at Ector Junior High School in her home town of Odessa, Texas. Mackenzie’s passion for education led her to law school with the goal of serving Texas public school districts. During law school, Mackenzie interned with the Fort Worth Independent School District’s Legal Department and the University of Texas at Arlington.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Education Law
  • Public Law
  • Employment Law
  • Economic Development Act, Ch. 313

EDUCATION

J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, 2016
B.A. History, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2011

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

School Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Employment Law Section, State Bar of Texas and Austin Bar Association
Government Law Section, State Bat of Texas
Texas Council of School Attorneys
American Bar Association

SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, “Protecting Students from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation: A guide for Public School Administrators,” TASA/TASB, September 2018

HONORS

Member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Fort Worth Independent School District Legal Department, Intern
University of Texas at Arlington, Legal Department, Intern
Ector County Independent School District, 8th Grade U.S. History Teacher