Teresa T. Combs

Teresa T. Combs

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Teresa T. Combs is Of-Counsel in the firm’s Education and Employment Law Groups. She has represented school districts, educational cooperatives and other businesses for 36 years. Teresa is an experienced litigator and legal trainer. She provides day-to-day legal guidance in education and employment law to numerous school districts and other educational entities. Teresa is best known for her skills in the areas of special education, Section 504, employment, and harassment/discrimination law.

Ms. Combs has served as the Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Education Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association from 1997-2000. She is a member of the Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys; the National Council of School Attorneys; and is an Executive Board Member of the Kentucky Administrators of Special Education. Ms. Combs has presented hundreds of presentations and trainings throughout Kentucky to many different educational and other entities.


University of Kentucky, College of Law, J.D. – 1983

Pikeville College, Bachelor of Science – 1980

Hazard Community College, Associate of Science – 1978


Kentucky Supreme Court
Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Professional Associations

Kentucky Bar Association, Education Law Section Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair – 1997-2000

Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys

National Council of School Attorneys

Kentucky Administrators of Special Education; Executive Board Member


Carl D. Perkins Contributor to Special Education Award