About Holly McIntush

Legal Assistant: Kristy Alonzo | 512-615-2350 | kalonzo@thompsonhorton.com

Holly’s passion and commitment for her work is evident to her clients and all who work with her. Every facet of her career has been dedicated to improving public education whether through the legislative process, counseling clients in general school law matters or handling complex litigation.

Holly is a Partner in our Austin office. She represents public schools and colleges in civil and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts. She also advises school boards on a variety of matters, including civil rights laws, Title IX, personnel matters, student discipline, special education, investigations, the Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act. Holly has played a pivotal role in several high profile cases, including the recent challenge to the constitutionality of the Texas school funding system as well as several of the largest Title IX lawsuits involving allegations of sexual harassment in a university setting.

Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Holly litigated complex healthcare fraud cases for the Texas Attorney General’s Office and served as a clerk for Justice Diane Henson on the Texas Third Court of Appeals. Before attending law school, she spent four years as the Legislative Director for former Texas State Representative Scott Hochberg, focusing on public education and school finance policy, and one year as a Research Specialist for the Office of House Bill Analysis, focusing on public education and health and human services legislation.

While in law school, Holly clerked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. She also represented parents and children in child protective cases through NYU Law’s Family Defense Clinic and Children’s Rights Clinic, co-chaired the NYU Education Law and Policy Society, co-founded the Suspension Representation Project through which law students represent New York City public school students in school disciplinary proceedings, and served as a Notes Editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.

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