Fred Stormer

Past Chair , Underwood

Fred Stormer is the chair of the Public Education Law Section of the Underwood Law Firm. He serves as Phone: general counsel for a number of West Texas (806) 379-0306 independent school districts and also works with community colleges.

Fred advises clients on employment law matters, elections, procurement, federal and state civil rights, construction issues and public finance. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech and was an adult probation officer in Lubbock for six years before returning to Texas Tech for law school. Fred is the current Chair of P.O. Box 9158, Amarillo, Texas, the executive Committee for the School Law Section of 79105 the State Bar of Texas and is an active member of the Council of School Attorneys and the Texas Association of Community College Attorneys. He is a frequent presenter on general public education law issues at state and regional levels, and is a TEA certified provider of continuing education training for school boards.

Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Public Education
  • Litigation
  • Public Finance
  • Renewable Energy

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1999


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    • J.D., sum ma cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1999
  • Texas Tech University
    • B.S., cum laude, 1990


  • NSBA Council of School Attorneys
  • Texas Council of School Attorneys, Board of Directors 2007 and 2008
  • Texas Association of Community College Attorneys, Planning Committee Member 2011-present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Named “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Lawyer, 2006 and 2007
  • State Bar of Texas, School Law Section, Chair, 2016-present, and Member of Executive Committee, 2009 – present
  • TEA Certified Provider of Continuing Education for School Boards
  • TEA Certified Provider of Continuing Professional Education for Educators
  • University of Texas School Law CLE Planning Board