Mark Tilley, Lead Attorney, Legal Advocacy

Mark TilleyMark joined Legal Services as a staff attorney in 2007, became a Senior Attorney in 2009, and was named Lead Attorney, Legal Advocacy in 2016. In addition to overseeing the production of our written legal resources, Mark serves as the editor of the TASB School Law Update and has served as the Coordinator for TASB's Legal Assistance Fund since 2008.

Mark received a bachelor of arts degree with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1995 and earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999. During law school, Mark clerked for a school law firm and worked as a legal assistant with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

From 1999 to 2007, Mark worked in private practice in Austin, where he represented Texas public school districts, education service centers, and community colleges. Mark is a leader in the School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Texas Council of School Attorneys.

Mark's parents are both retired public educators—his father was a school superintendent for 15 years and his mother spent her career as an elementary teacher and high school librarian.