Rhonda Crass


Rhonda Crass has extensive experience in special education law as well as personnel, student issues, governance, open meetings, open records and most other matters in the administration of public schools.

As a former teacher and the daughter of retired school administrators, Rhonda has a unique perspective in the field of public school law. Her legal training and deep experience are enhanced by her awareness of and sensitivity to the effects of local politics and publicity in the representation of school districts.

Ms. Crass is a frequently requested speaker on school law topics both statewide and nationally. She often contributes on school law topics in professional publications. Her popular in-service training programs for Texas school districts are well known and highly regarded. Rhonda presents in-service trainings relating to §504, special education and the ARD process, personnel documentation, how to conduct effective personnel evaluations, handling grievances from start to finish, school board governance, and administrator training.

Areas of Practice

  • General Education Law
  • Special Education
  • Section 504 Law


B.S., East Texas State University – Texarkana, 1984
J.D., Baylor School of Law, 1988

Admissions / Affiliations / Bar Membeships

U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Texas Council for Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) Legal Panel
Council of School Attorneys – Texas and National
School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

What our clients say

Great Service, Professional Staff

Leasor Crass has been an invaluable asset to Wylie Independent School District for 8 years. As a trusted advisor and reliable guide, the firm has consistently supported us through every challenge we’ve faced. Their common sense and pragmatic approach to the law have earned them greater trust with each passing year. We feel incredibly fortunate to have them represent our school district. With their ongoing support and guidance, we are confident in our ability to overcome any obstacle as we continue to strive for educational excellence.

– Dr. David Vinson, Superintendent, Wylie Independent School District

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July 11, 2023

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