Sarah Orman, Senior Attorney

Sarah OrmanSarah Orman joined TASB Legal Services in 2013. As a Senior Attorney, Sarah advises school districts on a variety of legal issues.  Sarah is also a frequent presenter on school law topics, including facilities, business, student issues and governance. 

Sarah was born and raised in Austin, Texas, but she left home to attend the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies in 1998. Before attending law school at the Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California, Sarah also received a Master’s Degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin and worked as an assistant literary agent in New York, New York. During law school, Sarah served as a teaching assistant for Moot Court and as productions editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.

Sarah was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2006. She then worked for two years as a school district attorney in Oakland, California, where her practice focused on labor and employment. Sarah was also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, where she represented school district clients in appeals of special education due process hearings. 

Sarah returned to Austin in 2009 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2011. From 2010-2013, she worked in the Austin office of Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Treviño, where she represented school districts in the areas of employment, governance, facilities and business. Sarah serves on the advisory board of The Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest and her articles have appeared both in the Digest and Texas School Business. 

Sarah is a member of the school law section of the State Bar, the Texas Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading novels, baking and spending time with her family.