Lynn Rossi Scott

Past Chair , Brackett & Ellis, P.C.

Lynn Rossi Scott has practiced in the area of school law for over 20 years, representing boards of numerous independent school districts, charter schools, universities, community colleges, education foundations and private and independent schools. She advises public and private educational entities in all aspects of school and public law, including employment, student discipline, special education, competitive purchasing, construction, real estate, policy development, elections and open government. She has substantial experience defending educational entities before the Texas Commissioner of Education and other state and federal agencies as well as before federal and state courts.

Ms. Rossi Scott was instrumental in drafting the model construction contract amendments used by school districts throughout the United States. She is also a frequent speaker at state and national education conferences and regularly provides training for boards, school administrators and staff.

Ms. Rossi Scott served as chair of the State Bar of Texas School Law Section and as chair of the Texas Association of School Boards’Council of School Attorneys. She is President-Elect of the national Education Law Association.

Ms. Rossi Scott was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White from 2009-2016 for Education Law. In 2008, she was honored as one of thirty Extraordinary Women in Texas Law by Texas Lawyer. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to the highest ethical standards – a distinction achieved by fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide. Ms. Rossi Scott was recognized by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly in 2004 and from 2006–2016 as a Super Lawyer in Schools and Education Law – signifying a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in her practice area.


  • School Law
  • Employment
  • Construction

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas


  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law, 1985
  • M.S. University of Houston, 1980, cum laude
  • B.A. Texas A&M University, 1977, magna cum laude
  • A.A. Alvin Community College, 1975, summa cum laude