Dennis is among the most successful school law litigators in Texas and can be found in our Metroplex office, that is, when he's not at a board meeting or training educators. As a founding Shareholder and Managing Director, Dennis specializes in personnel, student, and board issues and litigation, with more than sixty-five cases published and more than fifty Commissioner of Education Decisions, he has achieved major school law victories at every level including the United States Supreme Court, Jett v. Dallas Independent School Dist., 491 U.S. 701 (1989).
Dennis has been recognized with an award of an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell's Legal Directory, the highest rating given to attorneys.
Working to help establish much of the case law in the Fifth Circuit protecting school districts from liability, Dennis’ cases have been cited in more than 4,000 court decisions since he began practicing school law in 1986. Chances are when a court rules in favor of a school district they are supporting their decision with precedent set by Mr. Eichelbaum.
Dennis is the author of numerous school law articles and is a frequent presenter at national and state conferences as well as regional seminars and local trainings. Dennis is also the author of numerous Preventive Law Corner articles on TexasISD.com. Dennis served for over ten years as an Associate Adjunct Professor of School Law at Texas Women's University.
Graduating in 1986 with a J.D. degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law, he received an award as an Outstanding Young Alumnus. He is admitted to practice in the following courts: Texas Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the School Law Section of the Texas Bar, the Texas and National Councils of School Attorneys and the College of the State Bar of Texas.
Dennis's paralegals are Lisa Jackson and Yvonne Paus.
For more information, please see Mr. Eichelbaum's vita.