Responsible Educators

At J. Cruz & Associates, LLC, our Firm’s attorneys have first-hand knowledge and experience with educational policy, goals and institutional priorities. Juan J. Cruz, a former classroom teacher, established the Firm on June 1, 2013 after having worked with another school law firm. Mr. Cruz has been practicing school law for twenty-three (23) years and is the second Hispanic to serve as Chair of the TASB Council of School Attorneys and the First Hispanic to serve as Chair of the State Bar of Texas School Law Section.


Without question, what sets the Firm apart from its counterparts is that the Firm works alongside with District Board Members and Administrators in a consciousness manner with courtesy, respect and efficiency. We pride ourselves on giving information (forms, letters, training) to District representatives to enable them to learn and apply on a daily basis without having to resort to calling a lawyer, thereby cutting down on its legal expenses. Our attorneys are able to provide legal advice in matters such as:

Fiscal Mandates



Real Estate


Civil Rights

Student Discipline

Employment Matters

Student Rights

Special Education

The Education Team