Sheila Haddock joined the firm in 2017 as Of Counsel. Sheila is an attorney with more than 23 years of experience in education law.
Most recently, Sheila served as General Counsel and Title IX Coordinator for a large Texas public school district with more than 40,000 students and 5,000 employees. In addition to providing legal counsel to the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent, administration, faculty and staff, she served as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and the District’s core strategic planning team. She served as the District’s Title IX Coordinator, charged with investigating all claims of gender based harassment, sexual assault and sexual abuse, whether employee-employee, employee-student, or student-student. Confronting the nationwide epidemic of educator-student inappropriate relationships and educator misconduct, under Sheila’s guidance and leadership, the District pioneered the development, implementation and aggressive enforcement of strict social media policies that became a model for other school districts.
Sheila has devoted a significant portion of her career to issues related to Title IX, Title VII and other prohibited harassment and discrimination. As an attorney who has defended governmental employers in private practice, served as in-house counsel for a large public school district, and represented individuals who have suffered injury and discrimination, Sheila brings valuable experience and a unique perspective to each case.
Sheila is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and all Texas Federal and State Courts. She received her Juris Doctor in 1994 from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas where she was named the Outstanding Advocate in the school’s nationally recognized top-ranked advocacy program.