General Law

Attorneys and Staff


Omar Syed is the Managing Attorney of the General Law Section. Attorneys are Tamra English, Melissa Garcia, Lars Hagen, Barbara Holthaus, Priscilla Lozano, Ashley Palermo, Jack O'Donnell, Cynthia Tynan, Ana Vieira, and Audra Gonzalez Welter.


Staff are Molly Batiste-Debose and Nicky Lien.


The UT System Public Information Coordinators are Cynthia Tynan, Ana Vieira, and Audra Gonzalez Welter. Click here to go to the Open Records website.



The attorneys working in the General Law Section handle a broad range of legal issues, including:
  • Business and Fiscal matters
  • Academic Catalogs and Handbooks
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • Faculty and Student Affairs
  • Internal Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Governmental Regulations
  • Litigation
  • Open Records Requests
  • Tort

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  • Office of General Counsel
  • 201 West 7th Street
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • Phone: 512.499.4462
  • Fax: 512.499.4523