Susan Morison – Parliamentarian
Ms. Morrison ran a statewide private practice representing public entities and employers from 1985-2009. She is an experienced harassment prevention trainer and investigator as well as an expert in religious rights, free speech & constitutional law matters.
Ms. Morrison is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Education Agency and a former administrative law judge. She trained other administrative law judges for twenty state agencies through the UT Hearing Officer Certification Program.
She currently represents employers, school districts and other governmental entities on all kinds of employment disputes, open meetings and public information, grievances, student discipline, special education, and other matters before the TEA, TWC, EEOC and the courts.
From there she became the Director of Communications for The Equity Center, a school finance research organization. This is when the Ann Richards campaign was in full swing, and Donna was bit by the political bug like never before. In 1992 she earned a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin while working at the Equity Center.
Having watched another round of the school finance trials first hand, Donna left lobbying and went to law school in 1994. After a short stint at some firms in Austin, Donna joined the Baron & Budd law firm in Dallas in 2001 and has specialized in plaintiffs' asbestos litigation ever since. She is currently working in Austin as an attorney for the Houston-based AkinMears, GP law firm.