12News has learned that at Beaumont Independent School District administrator, who's the target of a lawsuit, now has a Houston attorney representing her.
BISD's insurance company is covering the cost of Paul Lamp's defense of Patricia Lambert. Lambert is the assistant superintendent of secondary schools.
Lamp is known for his experience in defending governmental entities and public officials from civil rights claims, whistleblower claims and other public sector lawsuits.
Central High graduate C'Brionne Hendrix is suing Lambert accusing her of tampering with grades and costing Hendrix her status as salutatorian.
Hendrix is the daughter of BISD assistant principal Sharon Hendrix.
BISD attorney Melody Chappell says BISD's insurance is paying for Lambert's attorney since Lambert is being sued in her role as an administrator.