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Alyssa Sandersen

Senior Associate

Ms. Sandersen joined Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP in June 2021. Ms. Sandersen’s practice focuses on the representation of school districts, charter schools, and other public entities in special education matters under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Prior to joining SLHA, Ms. Sandersen practiced special education law at Houston-area firms and brings extensive experience representing clients in ARDs, mediations, due process hearings, and federal appeals. Ms. Sandersen is an experienced public speaker who regularly presents at state and local conferences on issues related to special education and offers training on a wide array of school law issues.

Education & Honors

Austin College, B.A. (2011) – Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa Society; Baylor Law School, J.D. (2014) – Baylor Order of the Barristers


-Licensed by the State Bar of Texas, 2014
-Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2016


Ms. Sandersen is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Texas Council of School Attorneys
  • State Bar of Texas School Law Section
  • Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Gulf Coast Administrators of Special Education

Ms. Sandersen is also an active member of the Fort Bend Junior Service League where she serves local charitable organizations including those impacting individuals with disabilities.