Over the last thirty-plus years Dennis has gained experience and 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, board issues, and litigation, with more than sixty-five cases published and more than thirty Commissioner of Education Decisions, he has achieved major school law victories at every level including the United States Supreme Court.
Dennis' legal record and reputation as a leader in the school law community has been recognized with an award of an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell's Legal Directory, the highest rating given to attorneys.
Since 1986, when he began practicing school law, Dennis has worked to help establish much of the case law in the Fifth Circuit protecting school districts from liability. Chances are when a court rules in favor of a school district they are supporting their decision with case won by Mr. Eichelbaum.
Dennis is the author of numerous school law articles and is a frequent presenter at school and legal 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: 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 Council of School Attorneys. He has been a serious Cubs and Bears fan since 1969.
Dennis's paralegals are Lisa Jackson and Yvonne Paus.
For more information, please see Mr. Eichelbaum's vita.