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

Thompson & Horton opens new office in Dallas! Read press release.

Be sure to order Partner Christopher Gilbert's 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":


TCASE Interactive 2016 in Austin will have Associate Geneva Englebrecht presenting, "Dismissal ARD: Parting Can Be Bittersweet - Do Your ARDCs Know When It's Time To Say Goodbye?" on Wednesday July 20th.

At the 30th Annual State Bar of Texas School Law Section Retreat, Partner Janet Horton will be presenting, "Alternative Educational Settings (Districts of Innovation)" on Friday, July 22 at Moody Gardens Conventio Center in Galveston.

At the 28th Annual Course for the TexasBarCLE Advanced Government Law BootcampPartner Sandy Hellums-Gomez will present, "Practical Tips for Procurement" on Wednesday July 27, 2016 in Austin.

The 2016 TASA/TASB Convention is gearing up and our attorneys will be present in full force. Partner Merri Schneider-Vogel and Lake Travis ISD General Counsel, Amber King will present, "Cameras in the Classroom:  Everything You Need to Know About the New Requirements" on September 23rd in Houston.

Also at the 2016 TASA/TASB Convention, Senior Associate Holly McIntush along with Partners Philip Fraissinet and David Thompson will present "The Supreme Court’s Decision & Legislature’s Anticipated Response" on September 24th.

At National Business Institute's IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, Associate Geneva Englebrecht will present "IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws" on December 2, 2016 in Austin.