About Frances R. Broussard

Legal Assistant: Lavette Neshay | 713-554-6756 | lneshay@thompsonhorton.com

As general counsel to a school district, Frances’ role is inherently one of support and guidance. In the day-to-day issues that arise, her goal as a legal adviser is to provide support to each department and campus so that the students can focus on learning, the teachers can focus on teaching the students, and the administrators can focus on supporting the teachers.

Frances is an associate in the Houston office and currently serves as General Counsel for Spring Branch Independent School District. Her duties include advising school district personnel and the board of trustees on matters such as open government law, employment laws, rights of students and employees, general civil rights issues, and procurement and contracting. She reviews and revises legal and local board policies and reviews district contracts, as well as provides guidance on subpoenas and custodial orders.

Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Frances practiced in Beaumont, Texas where she represented numerous school districts in Southeast Texas. While in law school, she interned for United States District Judge Lynn N. Hughes and Judge James Mehaffy of the 58th Judicial District of Texas. Frances was an Assistant Editor for the South Texas Law Review.


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