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Donald G. Henslee

Donald G. Henslee

Helping parents, students and teachers with education law issues.
  • Education Law
  • Texas, Washington
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Summary

Early in Mr. Henslee’s career he was asked by the State Commissioner of Education to serve as the Texas Education Agency’s first Director of Hearings and Appeals. After accomplishing his mission there to organize and direct a system of hearings and appeals, Mr. Henslee returned to private practice with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas. There, he and his firm represented many of the school districts in the state in matters related to employment and personnel, special education, student issues, school business and governance. During 2013, Mr. Henslee redirected his practice exclusively to the representation of parents, students and teachers in their disputes with schools and colleges. Mr. Henslee and his colleagues have described this transition as The Road to Damascus. His practice now focuses exclusively on assisting parents and teachers in matters including special education, student issues and employment.

Practice Area
  • Education Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Washington
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • English
Professional Experience
Founder
Law Offices of Donald G. Henslee
- Current
helps parents, students and teachers with their legal issues. His areas of focus include student matters, special education and teachers.
Founding Partner
Henslee Schwartz, LLP
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Managing Partner
Director of Hearings and Appeals
Texas Education Agency
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Served as TEA's first Director of Hearings. Designed and implemented the agency's procedures for administrative hearings.
Municipal Judge
City of Webster, Texas
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Partner
Henslee, Ryan & Driscoll
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General practice of law. Served as Municipal Judge for the City of Webster.
Education
Harvard Law School
Negotiation Post Graduate Training
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University of Houston - Main Campus
Mediation Post Graduate Training
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University of Houston - Main Campus
J.D. (1972) | Law
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Activities: President, Senior Class Dean (President), Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
University of Houston - Main Campus
B.S. (1969) | Political Science, History, Physics
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Honors: Multiple Dean's Lists
Activities: President, Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Music Society; President, Pi Sigma Sigma Honorary Political Science Society
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar # 31428
Member
- Current
StateBar of Texas
- Current
Certifications
Negotiation and Mediation
Harvard Law School
Mediator
University of Houston
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law firm website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Donald G. Henslee
901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
USA
Telephone: (512) 320-9177
Fax: (512) 597-1455
Houston Office
1700 Post Oak Blvd
Two Blvd. Place, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77056
USA
Telephone: (832) 529-2724
Fax: (512) 597-1455