Abraham F. Barker

Abraham F. Barker

Phone: 800-488-9045
Email: abarker@edlaw.com

4201 West Parmer Lane
Suite A-100
Austin, TX 78727
Fax: 512-472-2599

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Abraham, a Shareholder in our Austin office, focuses his practice in defense of employment, personnel, labor law and special education matters. Formerly a partner in a national labor and employment law firm representing Fortune 500 companies in all manner of employee issues, Abraham now devotes his practice exclusively to Texas public school districts, with almost twenty years experience representing management on employee relations and discrimination issues. Abraham routinely represents districts before TEA administrative law judges and hearing officers, the EEOC and OCR, as well as litigating federal and state court cases involving common law and statutory claims, including Title VII, Title IX, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA and the IDEA.

A skilled investigator, Abraham has conducted numerous investigations into employee and student misconduct on behalf of school districts, as well as undertaking investigations related to Department of Labor wage allegations. Most recently, he has spent time conducting and training school administrators on the intricacies of Title IX investigations. Abraham also represents clients in the defense of insurance and contract matters and is a frequent speaker, educating management personnel and providing continuing education training on a wide variety of legal topics. 

Prior to entering private practice, Abraham served as a Federal Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan in the Southern District of West Virginia. He is admitted to practice in Texas, California and Tennessee and in the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western U.S. Districts of Texas.

Abraham received his Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University, and then decided to head east where he graduated with his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University with high distinction in 1996. He is a member of the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, School Law Section as well as the Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys.

Abraham's paralegal is Nancy Nowell.

Education
Ohio Northern University with High Distinction, J.D., 1996

San Francisco State University, B.A., 1992
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