Matt Burris

Associate Attorney, Paul Plevin Quarles

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Matt Burris helps educational entities and businesses understand their legal obligations and address legal challenges at the local, state, and federal level. A former teacher, Burris has concentrated experience advising and litigating on behalf of schools, colleges, and universities on all issues affecting educational institutions in California and across the United States. Burris gained in-house experience in the Office of General Counsel for the University of North Texas System, the University of Mississippi, and as an intern in the U.S. Department of Education. In private practice, Burris has represented educational institutions in all areas of civil litigation including employment discrimination, tort claims, contractual disputes, and administrative complaints in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has successfully represented institutions in matters unique to education such as Title IX, First Amendment retaliation, degree revocations, denials of tenure, and plagiarism-based student discipline. Burris is licensed to practice law in California, Texas, and Mississippi. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.