General Counsel

Welcome to Lone Star College System's Office of General Counsel web page. The Office of General Counsel provides information and related services to the Lone Star College System and its component campuses and centers. To best meet the needs of our complex constituency, our office assumes a variety of roles.

The Office of General Counsel strives to provide timely and responsible legal advice regarding the expansive array of legal issues that face a thriving, modern, public community college system, such as Lone Star College. Our office addresses existing and potential legal matters in order to help the System continue to be the premier institution of higher education.

All matters requiring legal advice or legal action should be referred to the Office of General Counsel.

Important Information

Latest Newsletter: The General Counsel Briefing

Notice: This site is intended to be used by employees of Lone Star College System in their official capacities. It is not intended to provide personal legal advice to any individual or entity. 

Contact Information


Brian S. Nelson
Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Vitae - Brian S. Nelson

Tyesha M. Coleman
Adm. Asst/Coordinator to the General Counsel

Elizabeth A. Crawford
Deputy General Counsel

Sarah Britt
Paralegal II

Amy Benya
Sr. Assistant General Counsel

Sundae Lewis
Paralegal II
Seth Larsen
Assistant General Counsel
Melissa King
Legal Specialist III

Karen K. Vance
Program Coordinator