Candace Kinser joined the Cuddy Law Firm in September of 2014 as a paralegal for the newly opened Austin, Texas, branch. Candace provides legal support to the Austin attorneys in the areas of litigation, special education and family law cases which includes legal research, drafting legal documents, client interviews, witness preparation and case management.
Prior to joining the Cuddy Law Firm, Candace worked as an office manager and legal Assistant for an Austin area special education, disability and civil rights law firm where she was responsible for every aspect of the firm’s day-to-day administration. Additionally, Candace has extensive experience with probate and guardianship cases and has also served in the Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, District Attorney’s Office as an administrative assistant in the Domestic Violence and Child Support Division before being promoted to the Felony and Misdemeanor Division.
Candace has personal and professional experience serving and helping individuals with disabilities and special needs and completed the University of Texas at Austin Paralegal Certificate Program in November 2014. Candace is a member of the Capital Area Paralegal Association and the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division.
She is also an avid runner and lives in Round Rock, Texas.
Lisa Gregg is our intake coordinator, assisting families with the special education intake process. She graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and the University of Northern Colorado with a master’s degree in special education. She is certified in Texas to teach English language arts reading 4th-8th grade and special education EC-12th grade.
In 1984, she began her career working with children with disabilities as a direct-care provider in Colorado; for four years, two-and-a-half days a week, she lived with eight boys in their group home as a house parent. She was promoted often and eventually attained the position of assistant director of residential services.
Lisa moved to Texas in 1997 to begin working as a contract special education monitor for TEA. She conducted desk audits and performed on-site school reviews to determine and validate proper implementation of special education programs across the state.
In 2002, she was hired at TEA as a special education monitor and continued auditing special education programs. In 2006, she accepted a position at TEA as a special education complaint investigator. As a senior complaint investigator, she reviewed and analyzed documentation including ARDC reports, conducted investigations and developed reports and associated materials.
She left TEA in 2001 to advocate for parents on behalf of their children receiving special education services prior to joining the Cuddy Law Firm in June 2015. Lisa supports the attorneys in preparing for all aspects of special education due process hearings.
Lisa enjoys golfing and spending time with her family in Colorado. She also enjoys outdoor recreation and is active in her church.