Thompson & Horton LLP

Providing Exceptional Quality and Personalized Legal Representation -- Thompson & Horton LLP is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalized legal representation to schools, institutions of higher education, local governments, and private businesses with public law, public policy, and employment law interests.  The firm provides clients, large and small, with a broad range of services including counseling and problem prevention, litigation defense, state and federal appeals, business and real estate transactions, and legislative services.  We offer large-firm legal experience and quality while providing the responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of a smaller firm.

T&H is a certified minority-owned and women-owned business -- one of the largest in the state providing legal services to governmental and educational entities.  Our diversity reflects our commitment to our community and provides a foundation of experience and perspective that enhances the delivery of quality legal services to our diverse client base.

news & events

Be sure to order Partner Christopher Gilbert's new book, ‘The Oldest Rule: A Primer on Student First Amendment Issues for Attorneys and School Officials’. The fantastic read is available on Amazon in hardback, paperback and Kindle. Check out Chris’ new blog accompanying the book, ‘The Oldest Blog":

Upcoming Speeches & Presentations

Associate Geneva Englebrecht will present "Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)" at the National Business Institute's "Special Education Laws Made Simple' on December 3rd in Houston's Crowne Plaza River Oaks.


Partner Janet Horton will present "What School People Need to Know about Cameras in Special Education Classrooms" at the Gulf Coast Administrators of Special Education Annual Conference and Partner David Hodgins will present "Student Discipline, Law and Order in Public Schools" on December 4th at the Houston Westin Galleria.


In Austin, Texas on December 9th, at the upcoming 27th Annual TASPA-Legal Digest Conference on Personnel Law for School Administrators, Partner Merri Schneider-Vogel will present “The Latest Word on Employee Appraisals – PDAS & T-TESS.”


On December 19, Counsel Jim Nelson will be the noted Commencement Speaker for the UT Arlington College of Education.


Partner Merri Schneider-Vogel will be presenting "Wish I Were a Doctor?: Medical Issues and the IDEA" at the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education Great Ideas Conference on January 20, 2016 in Austin.

On January 25th at the TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin, Partner Merri Schneider Vogel and Associate Melisa Meyler will be presenting together,"Email Overload! Legal Limits on Keeping and Deleting Electronic Records"

At LRP's National Institue on Educating Individuals with Disabilities, Partner David Hodgins and Geneva Englebrecht will both present "IDEA Discipline From the Ground Up" on April 27, 2016 in New Orleans.