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Staff Attorneys & Legal Representation

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TCTA staff attorneys

TCTA's experienced attorneys assist members with employment-related legal programs arising after they join.* Most of our attorneys have been with TCTA for at least 20 years, and they have a passion for helping teachers.

Jeri Stone

Jeri Stone

Executive Director
BS (Psychology), Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas-Austin
Joined TCTA in 1978

Lonnie Hollingsworth

Lonnie Hollingsworth

General Counsel
BA (Plan II Honors Program), University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas at Austin
Joined TCTA in 1986
Past chair, School Law Section of the State Bar

Dohn Larson2012

Dohn Larson

Director of Legal Services
BS (Political Science), University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas at Austin
Joined TCTA in 1988
Past service on School Law Section and editorial board of the School Law Section newsletter

Holly Eaton

Holly Eaton

Director of Professional Development and Advocacy
BJ (Journalism), University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas at Austin
Joined TCTA in 1996

Michael Currie

Michael Currie

Staff Attorney
BA (English), University of Michigan
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Syracuse University
Joined TCTA in 1999
Past chair, School Law Section of the State Bar

Gerald Francisco 2012

Gerald Francisco

Staff Attorney
BS (History) and Teacher Certification, Eastern Michigan University
Doctor of Jurisprudence, St. Mary’s University
MS in Academic Advising, Kansas State University
Joined TCTA in 1999

Julie Leahy

Julie Leahy

Staff Attorney
BA (English and History), University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston
Joined TCTA in 2004
Past chair, School Law Section of the State Bar

Paige Williams

Paige Williams

Director of Legislation
BS (Psychology), Texas A&M University
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas at Austin
Joined TCTA in 2008

How to reach us

Call 888-879-8282 – Members with legal questions involving specific facts should call TCTA headquarters so we can guarantee confidentiality. (Emails sent from school district email accounts are not confidential and can be read by school employees. They may also create a government or student record.)

Ask-a-Lawyer Email Portal – TCTA members may submit general work-related legal questions to the TCTA Legal Department via Ask-a-Lawyer.


*Legal services, as determined appropriate by the legal staff, are available only to members regarding employment-related matters arising after the effective date of membership. Membership with TCTA is subject to the terms of benefits as defined on the membership application.