Lance’s Story

Lance is a proud parent of two amazing kids in Dallas ISD schools. As the son of an elementary school principal with eight other public-school teachers in his family, his commitment to public schools runs deep. He grew up in Arlington through junior high, and ultimately went to high school in a small town in West Texas where public schools are the center of the community. A key constant in his life is his family’s century-old ranch near San Angelo, where he learned to value ingenuity, commitment, and hard work. When he moved back to Dallas after law school to start a family, it was important to him and his wife, Rebecca, to send their kids to public school.

Lance volunteers weekly in Dallas ISD schools, and has for the last eight years, as a tutor for Reading Partners North Texas, working with kindergarteners through second graders to help them catch up on their reading. In 2017, he joined the board of Reading Partners and ultimately served as Chair. He was also Chair of Educate Dallas, a nonprofit working to engage the business community to support Dallas ISD students. At his kids’ school, he served as Chair of the SBDM and Dad’s Club President, and he has served as a Dallas ISD advisory board appointee for current incumbent Trustee Edwin Flores.

Lance participated in the Leadership ISD Dallas Class of 2022. He also graduated from Leadership Dallas in 2018—the best class ever—and he was one of five advisors to the Class of 2019. He previously was a 40 Under 40 Award honoree by the Dallas Business Journal. He graduated from Baylor University before attending law school at the University of Texas at Austin. As a partner in his law firm, he represents owners, developers, and public entities on construction and real estate projects.

Commitment to Public Education

Reading Partners
• Chair, 2021-2023
• Board Member, 2017-2021

Educate Dallas
• Chair, 2019-2023
• Board Member, 2019

Dallas ISD REO Trustee Appointed Advisory Council
• Member, 2019-Present

Leadership ISD
• Class of 2023

Dealey Elementary SBDM
• Chair, 2022-2023
• Vice Chair, 2021-2022
• Member, 2020-2021

Dealey Elementary Dad’s Club
• President, 2018-2022

Community and Business Leadership

Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40
• Member, 2018

Dallas Regional Chamber
• Member, Public Policy Advisory Board

Leadership Dallas
Class Member, Best Class Ever, 2017-2018
Class Advisor, 2018-2019

Howard Payne University
• Trustee, 2016-2022

Texas Young Lawyers Association
• Director, 2011-2015
• President’s Award of Merit, 2013-2014
• President’s Award of Merit, 2014-2015

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
• Director, 2011-2015
• Co-Chair, Equal Access to Justice Committee

Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section
• Member & Past-Speaker

ABA Forum on Construction Law
• Member & Past-Speaker

Second Thought Theatre
• Founder, 2004
• Board President