kELLI H. KARCZEWSKI
Partner, Nacogdoches Office
PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS
- General School Law
- Board Governance and Policy Development
- Student Rights and Discipline
- Constitutional and Civil Rights
- Thomas Cooley Law School (1992), Juris Doctorate
- University of Indianapolis (1989), Bachelor of Science
Kelli Karczewski began her legal career in 1992 as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General’s office where she defended state agencies and universities in civil rights and employment discrimination litigation. This work presented a natural transition into representing public school districts, where she has spent the vast majority of her professional career. Ms. Karczewski works with public school districts across the state, big and small, but focuses largely on the rural districts located in East and South East Texas. Ms. Karczewski provides general counsel services, primarily in the areas of governance, personnel, student rights and discipline. She sits on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Texas School Law Section and is a member of both the Texas and National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys. Ms. Karczewski is a frequent speaker at school law conferences and conducts numerous trainings for school districts, educational service centers, educational organizations and associations. In 2009 Ms. Karczewski, in partnership with the Region 7 Education Service Center, founded eTrain Advantage, an on-line training library utilized annually by school districts to train literally thousands of East Texas teachers and administrators on timely school law matters.
Ms. Karczewski has served as adjunct professor for the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Education, teaching in the educational leadership program as well as preparing curriculum content. In 2014, Ms. Karczewski received an Annual Woman of the Year Special Service Award by the Nacogdoches Branch of the American Association of University Women as a Business Honoree in recognition of her contributions to the field of education. Ms. Karczewski obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Indianapolis and completed her legal education with a J.D. from the Thomas Cooley Law School. She is married to husband, Tim, and has three children, Hailey, Jacek and Reagan.
315 N. Church Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
Toll Free: (844) 564-0010
Fax: (936) 564-0020