Geneva Taylor

Geneva L. Taylor joined the firm as Partner in 2017 and became an equity shareholder in 2019. She leads the firm’s Houston office and is the its statewide Special Education Practice Group. A nationally recognized expert in special education and disability law, Ms. Taylor is a sought-after guest speaker for state and national conferences and professional development. She has extensive experience advising clients on State and Federal Civil Rights and anti-discrimination laws including but not limited to the IDEA, Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the United States Constitution.

Ms. Taylor was recognized by the Rosenthal Bar Foundation for her dedication to public interest law and was a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018 and 2019. She was also recognized by Texas Monthly as a Top Texas Attorney and Top Women Attorneys in 2018 and 2019.

EDUCATION

LICENSES & BAR ACTIVITIES

State Bar of California, 2008​

State Bar of Texas, 2014

Admitted in the Federal District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

5th Circuit Court of Appeals

MEMBERSHIP & SERVICE

State Bar of Texas Education Law

Whittier Center for Children Rights Fellow

Texas Council of School Attorneys

Texas Council of Administrator of Special Education

Harris County Bar of Association

Military Wives Club Planning Committee

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

LRP National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, It All Starts with Understanding the Differences and Similarities Between Section 504 and the IDEA (May 2019)

LRP National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, Confused About Dyslexia? Don’t Overthink It (May 2019)

Texas Alliance of Black School Educators: Making Difficult Decisions: Ethics for Educational Professionals; (February 2019)

Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education, The Safety of Everyone is Our Priority (February 2019)

Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education; When Professional Accountability and Ethical Responsibility Collide in Serving Special Education Students (February 2019)

ESC Region 5 Superintendents RAC Meeting: Band-Aids are for Cuts not Hemorrhages (February 2019)

Killeen Independent School District: Section 504 Requirements in Public Schools (December 2018)