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Sara Hardner Leon

Government Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Sara

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I am an attorney representing Texas public school districts for over 30 years in all areas of public education law.

Location

Leon | Alcala, PLLC
2901 Via Fortuna, Terrace 6
Ste. 475
Austin, TX, 78746

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Posted by James | June 14, 2023
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James Baize Superintendent Priddy ISD
Sara has directed Priddy ISD through a difficult time. She is professional, responsive, and extremely thorough. Her knowledge of school law is remarkable. She is the best!
Posted by Bobby | May 29, 2022
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Superintendent of Temple ISD
I’m a believer that you don’t hire a firm but you hire an attorney. Sara Leon is an attorney - someone I would consider a teammate and will give you the best advice imaginable. She has lots of experience, is VERY responsive and has helped TISD navigate some challenging situations coming out in the other side with successful outcomes. I’ve worked with Sara over the years and would describe her as consistent, diligent in her services and one of the best professional service hires I’ve ever been a part of.
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Posted by Jim Bob | May 5, 2022
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School Board President
Sara Leon and her staff are very professional and quick to respond to our needs.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
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Asst. Superintendent, Barbers Hill I.S.D.
Sara Leon and her staff are outstanding in every aspect of school law. They are responsive, extremely knowledgable, and assist with issues ranging from policy updates, grievances, labor law, non-renewals, contracts, and other school-related issues that arise. Every attorney I have worked with is helpful and patient, and walk me through all aspects of matters that need attention from start to finish. I cannot say enough good things about Sara Leon and her team.....they are exemplary! I recommend them without reservation and know you will be pleased if you select them as your counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2021
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Superintendent
I have found the advice from Sara Leon and Associates to be practical, reasonable, and effective. While I have used other firms, I come back to Sara Leon and Associates when I need advice from someone who understands what I deal with every day, and can provide an answer that makes sense.
Posted by Todd | July 6, 2021
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Honey Grove ISD Superintendent
Sara Leon and associates have represented Honey Grove for the past decade. Sara has directed our district through some topics that would have devastated our district without her guidance. Sara's team is professional and knowledgeable of all topics.
Posted by Michelle | July 5, 2021
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Exceptional service!
Sara Leon and her team have provided invaluable service and support for our school district! They are service-minded, prompt, insightful, and well-informed. They have helped us in many different areas of education law, from policies to finance and everything in between. Our district is so blessed to work with Sara and her exceptional team!
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Posted by Adrian | July 2, 2021
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Principal
The associates at Sara Leon are wonderful! When called for guidance, they are readily available and provide tools as well as support for any given situation. When it comes to visiting the office for training, I always feel welcomed by a kind and knowledgeable staff. I am safe in the knowledge that Sara Leon and Associates has provided Rankin ISD with the tools to protect it's students and teachers. Thank you for everything you do!
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Posted by Samuel Wyatt | July 1, 2021
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Excellent Legal Services
As superintendent of Rankin ISD, I have worked with many law firms and attorneys, but none compare to Sara Leon. She is absolutely brilliant. Sara Leon and her firm have tackled many issues for our district from education law to school finance. She and her team have surpassed my every expectation. I am thrilled to be able to recommend her to school districts across the state. Sara Leon comes with my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Matt | June 30, 2021
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Superintendent
Mrs. Leon's firm has provided excellent legal advice to my school districts over the past fifteen years. Her concise, common sense approach has also saved us an enormous amount in legal fees. I fully recommend her and her associates to any central office or campus administrator.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2021
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client
Sara and her team are simply amazing, she is willing to help no matter the situation and always does what is right for the students. She has a mild sweet attitude until she needs to be tough, and she can be tough as nails when it is needed.
Posted by Kristin | June 29, 2021
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Expert and Reliable
Sara Leon and Associates are a team of experts who are responsive to client needs. It is reassuring to know that regardless of the assistance needed, their team works together to provide guidance and provide resources and training needed.
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1990
  • Brown University
  • AB
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • D.H.H. by Rob Anna H. v. Kirbyville CISD, 5th Cir., No. 20-40315
  • Judgment on all claims in favor of client; upheld on appeal to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • In re Kirbyville CISD, No. 09-19-209-CV, Court of Appeals, Beaumont
  • Successful appeal for failure to transfer venue
  • Scott v. Crockett ISD, U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. Tex., 9:15-CV-142
  • Judgment on all claims in favor of client.
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Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Education Law Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2022
  • Texas Council of School Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2022
  • National Council of School Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

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Education Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Sara is a hardworking, ethical attorney who will not waste client time and money. But when things go down, you will not be sorry to have Sara on your side."

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Austin Government Lawyer Sara Hardner Leon
Sara Hardner Leon
Government Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 33 years