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William C. Bednar

Of Counsel

wbednar@plg-law.com

Austin

About William Bednar

William Bednar has a distinguished career in the field of education law, having served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas: Chief Education and Civil Rights Section, Senior Lecturer on Law and the Handicapped for UT Austin, and General Counsel to the Texas Education Agency.

William has represented schools and individuals in school law matters in private practice. He serves of counsel to the firm.

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. 1970

Stanford University, 1962 B.A. Political Science

Licenses and Bar Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, 1970

Membership & Service

  • Editor in Chief, Texas International Law Journal

  • School Law Section, Texas State Bar, Chairman 1980-1981

  • Education Law Association, President 1988​

  • Fellow Texas Bar Foundation – Life

  • Austin Independent School District Executive Committee, Forming the Future Project 1982​

  • Project A+ Citizen’s Advisory Committee (Empowerment Team) 1989-1990

  • Lay Citizens Textbook Advisory Committee 1990-1991

  • Texas Easter Seal Society, Chairman 1989-1991

  • National Easter Seal Society House of Delegates, 1989-1990, 1992-1994

  • Capital Area Rehabilitation Center, Board of Directors, 1975-1997, President, 1981-1982

  • Austin YMCA, Board of Directors, 1980-1987, President, 1983-1984