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

Sandy Hellums-Gomez and John Hopkins elected to partner. Read press release

Congratulations are in order for Partner Christopher Gilbert, whose new book, ‘The Oldest Rule: A Primer on Student First Amendment Issues for Attorneys and School Officials’ has been published. The fantastic read is available on Amazon in hardback, paperback and Kindle. Check out Chris’ new blog accompanying the book, ‘The Oldest Blog": http://theoldestrule.com/


Upcoming Speeches & Presentations

Associate Holly McIntush will be presenting at the 2015 TSPRA Conference on February 26, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

At TCASE 2015,'s "Great Ideas" Conference, in Austin, Texas, Partner Merri Schneider-Vogel will be presenting 'Avoiding FERPA Faux Pas" on Thursday February 26, 2015.

Also at TCASE, Partner Christopher Borreca touches on leadership dilemmas that continue to impact 18+ programming with, "The Administrative Quagmire for 18+ Programs in Texas" with Dr. Vickie Mitchell of Mitchell-Panter Consulting, LLC.

At NSBA's COSA School Law Seminar in Nashville, Partner Lisa Brown will be on a panel among other nationally-known scholars discussing religion and public schools on March 20th, 2015 titled, "Religion and Public Schools: Finding Common Ground or Preparing the Battleground?"

Partner Janet Horton will be co-presenting "IDEA Issues in Federal Courts: Recent Decisions on Stay Put, Exhaustion and More” with Jim Keith of Adams and Reese, LLP at NSBA's COSA School Law Seminar in Nashville, TN on March 20, 2015.