Andrea Slater Gulley is a shareholder in the firm’s Amarillo office. Mrs. Gulley’s practice includes education law, special education law, employment law, election law, and local governmental entity law.*
Mrs. Gulley was raised on a farm in rural Nebraska, and eventually found her way to Lincoln to study English and Psychology, and enjoy Husker football games at Memorial Stadium. Mrs. Gulley earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2004. While at OU, Ms. Gulley worked at the State of Oklahoma’s Office of Special Education Due Process, where she recruited, researched for, and trained with Oklahoma hearing and appeal officers. She also served as the managing editor of the American Indian Law Review, served as a mentor to first year law students, co-chaired OU Law’s Mentor Program during her third year, and participated in the college’s study-abroad program at Oxford University.
While at the Underwood Law Firm, Mrs. Gulley has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” every year from 2007 to 2013. She also has served as the president, vice-president and secretary of the Amarillo Education Foundation, and served as a United Way Loaned Executive.
Currently, Mrs. Gulley is in the Leadership Texas Class of 2012; is a Board member and volunteer for the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers, a non-profit group that rescues dogs and cats from the local euthanasia list; is a Director for the Amarillo Bar Association; is a committee member for the University of Texas CLE – Education Law Section; is a member of the Amarillo Area Women’s Forum, serving as the publicity chair; and is the Underwood Law Firm’s Employment Law Section Leader. Mrs. Gulley and Mrs. Volmer work together throughout the year on the Firm’s annual employment law seminars, in Amarillo and Lubbock. Mrs. Gulley previously served as the Firm’s Associate Leader.
Mrs. Gulley is married to Dr. Christopher Gulley, J.D., an internal medicine resident at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Although not native Texans, the Gulleys are proud to call Amarillo, Texas their “home.” When not working, Mrs. Gulley can often be found walking rescue dogs for the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers, playing volleyball, reading, or watching college football with her husband and friends.
*Ms. Gulley represents only school districts and does not assist employees or parents in matters adverse to school districts.