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Practice Areas


  1. Education: 75%
  2. Administrative Law: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Steven Harvill Weller

    I endorse this lawyer. Heather Rutland is rising attorney with extensive experience helping school districts and private entities resolve and avoid personnel and employment/special education matters. I endorse her without reservation.


    Steven Weller Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey D. Janota

    Heather is a wealth of knowledge in the area of school law. Her desire to be of service to her clients is incomparable. She approaches each matter with a can-do attitude and consistently delivers the desired results. I recommend her highly as a good attorney and a good person.


    Jeffrey Janota Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Henslee Schwartz LLP

816 Congress Avenue Suite 800
Austin, TX, 78701-2484


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200109/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Editor in ChiefSt. Mary's Law Journal2000
Intern - Hon. Emilio GarzaFifth Circuit Court of Appeals1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General2003 - 2004
AssociateHughes & Luce, LLP2001 - 2003
Clerk to Chief Justice Phil HardbergerTexas Fourth Court of Appeals2000 - 2001
Legislative AideTexas House of Representatives1997 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Council of School AttorneysMemberN/A
Texas Council of Administrators of Special EducationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law JudgesCivil Rights are Civil Rights: The Inapplicability of Preclusion to Unreviewed State Administrative Decisions1999
How it Works... (Leap Year Publications)The Texas School Principal's Handbook1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Bryn Mawr CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TCASE Summer ConferenceSexting, Texting and Cyberbullying2010
TASA/TASB ConventionExhausting Remedies: Should ARD be Required Before Filing a Due Process Complaint?2009