Tracie L. Washington
Tracie L Washington "graduated in 1985 from Carleton College, and in 1986 she was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University. She moved to Austin, Texas and in 1989, Tracie received her juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. For over eighteen years Washington has maintained a general civil practice concentrated in education law, civil rights, and labor and employment law, including both traditional labor management relations and counseling and litigation in connection with disputes between employers and individuals in the non-union setting.
"Since 1989, Washington has authored numerous papers and traveled throughout the country speaking at seminars on important issues of employment law. In addition, she has authored the "Employment Law Desk Reference for Financial Institutions." Post Hurricane Katrina, Washington's practice has focused on protecting the civil rights of individuals affected by this national catastrophe. On March 13, 2006 Washington began service to the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, as director of the Gulf Coast Advocacy Center. In April 2007 Tracie co-founded and opened LJI." 
- President & CEO, Louisiana Justice Institute