Our Team

Our Team

Jim Walsh
Owner, Authorjim walsh
Jim Walsh is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and one of the founders of Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green, & Treviño, P.C. He is the author of The Law Dawg's Common Sense Guide to Special Education Law and the coauthor (with Frank Kemerer and Laurie Maniotis) of The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law, as well as numerous other articles and pamphlets on school law. He writes the popular "Law Dawg" column for each issue of the Legal Digest. Jim is a presenter at most Legal Digest conferences, and he often plays D. W. Doright, principal of Blusterville High School, in the Legal Digest DVD series.
Jim is a huge baseball fan and a devoted follower of the Houston Astros. He and his wife, Nathalie Sorrell, have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Ted Siff
Chief Operating Officerted siff
(512) 657-5414
Ted Siff is a graduate of Harvard College and has more than 20 years of magazine, book, and newsletter publishing experience. He is responsible for the overall operations of Park Place Publications, L.P., which is Legal Digest's parent company.
Ted has worked for Ralph Nader as well as the late Texas Attorney General John Hill and late Texas Governor Ann Richards.  Ted and his wife, Janelle, a professional actress, live in downtown Austin with their two daughters and many cats.

Stephen Markel
Director of Marketing & Social Mediastephen markel (2)
(512) 478 2113 ext. 102
Stephen Markel attended Texas Tech University and the University of Hawai'i. He has 12 years of management experience in the e-commerce and customer service industries. He also serves as marketing director for Legal Digest's parent company, Park Place Publications, L.P.
Stephen grew up in El Paso where he acquired his current daily burrito addiction. He also maintains an extensive hot sauce collection with varieties from all over the world.

Jennifer Childress
Editorjennifer childress
Jennifer Childress is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law. She is the author of The Texas Legal Handbook On Student Bullying, The Bullying Law Blog and is also co-author to many of the Legal Digest school law charts and handbooks. Jennifer is the editor for the monthly publication, Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest and manages the Legal Digest's Editorial Advisory Board. Formerly an associate of Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Treviño, P.C., she and her husband, Brett, have four children who attend Austin ISD schools.

Ambrose Austin
Operations Managerambrose austin
(512) 478-2113 ext. 104
Ambrose Austin has a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing from The New School in New York City, and a Masters in Legal Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos.  Ambrose is the jack-of-all trades who keeps the machine running at Ed311 and Legal Digest.
Ambrose's many interests include Russian literature, science fiction literature, WWII history, graphic novels, indie rock, home improvement projects, and making up dance moves with Stephen Markel.  He lives with his wife, Cassidy Browning, and their two dogs and one cat in East Austin.