Maureen R. M. Singleton represents public school districts, public and private colleges, charter schools, private schools, and other public, private, and quasi-governmental entities in matters pertaining to business and real estate, contracts, employer/employee and human resource issues, policy development, governance, condemnation proceedings, and general education. Ms. Singleton is a former teacher and administrator for the Houston Independent School District and served as an intern for a Federal District Judge and Fifth Circuit Judge. Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Ms. Singleton practiced law with Bracewell LLP in Houston.

REPRESENTATIVE SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

“Charter School Board Training”, 2005 – 2016

“College Purchasing, Construction, and Operations”, TASB/TACCA Post-Legislative Seminar for Community Colleges and their Attorneys, 2015

“Legal Issues in Procurement and Contracting”, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys, 17th Annual Conference, 2015

“Land Use and Real Estate Challenges Faced by School Districts”, Texas Association of School Business Officers, Annual Conference, 2015

“Nontraditional Funding Sources for the Modern School District”, TASBO 67th Annual Conference, 2013

“Educational Foundations: Legal Requirements and Best Practices”, TASBO 67th Annual Conference, 2013

“You Signed What?  Procurement and Contracting Pitfalls”, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys Annual Conference, 2013

“Charter Schools Within School Districts: The Sky’s the Limit”, State Bar of Texas School Law Section, 2012

“Texas Open Meetings Act”, Thompson & Horton LLP, Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act Seminar, 2011

“The Texas College Attorney’s Duties to the Bar, the Client, and the Court”, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys Annual Conference, 2011

“The Ties That Bind: Contracting”, Region 4 Legal Summit, 2010

“Educational Foundations: How They Operate in Texas”, 2009 TASA/TASB Convention

“Legal Issues in Community College Business Operations”, Annual Community College Business Officers Leadership Academy, 2008

“Educational Foundations: How They Operate in Texas,” Texas School Public Relations Association, 2007

“Educational Foundations: How They Operate in Texas,” Texas Higher Education Law Conference, 2007

“The Ties That Bind: Contractual Issues for Private Schools,” Texas Association of Baptist Schools, 2007

Co-Author, “The Texas Open Meetings Act,” Texas School Law: A Practical Guide, 2d ed. 2004

Co-Author, “Documentation for Teacher Improvement or Termination,” Texas School Law: A Practical Guide, 2d ed. 2004

“Fair and Effective Documentation,” Region 4 Education Service Center, 2004

Charter School Training Materials on School Law, Texas Open Meetings Act and Public Records, 2003.

 

“School Law for Charter Schools,” Region IV Education Service Center, Train the Trainers, 2003.

 

“Open Meetings for Charter Schools,” Region IV Education Service Center, Train the Trainers, 2003.

 

“Public Records for Charter Schools,” Region IV Education Service Center, Train the Trainers, 2003.

“First Amendment Academic Freedom Rights vs. Order in the Classroom,” Government Law Digest, 2003.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

 

Mulcahy vs. Houston Community College System et al. Civil Action No. 07-CV-1913; in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas (Age Discrimination)

Govant v. Houston Community College System; and Bob Hayes; Cause No. 14-03-00613 – CV; in the 14th Court of Appeals, Harris County, Texas (Negligence)

Knight v. Houston Community College System et al.; Cause No. 07-20098; in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas (Title VII sex discrimination and retaliation; ADEA age discrimination; tort claims, and Section 1983 First Amendment Case)