About Kathryn E. Long

Legal Assistant: Stefani Simpson | 972-694-4082 | ssimpson@thompsonhorton.com

The Texas education system has been a dominant influence on Katie’s life. She is a product of the Texas education system: she attended Texas public schools for elementary, middle, and high school and Texas private colleges and universities for undergraduate and law school. Katie is the great granddaughter of a lifetime English teacher, the granddaughter of two lifetime Texas educators and administrators, the daughter of a lifetime Texas music educator and district administrator, and the sister of a current high school theatre arts teacher. Each day she strives to emulate the devotion she observed her family members give to educating Texas students in the legal assistance she provides to Texas public and private educational institutions.

Katie represents public school districts, community colleges, and other governmental entities in a wide range of employment, civil rights, commercial, and governance matters in Texas state and federal courts.

She has successfully defended school districts and governmental entities against Title VII, Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Texas Whistleblower Act claims. She has also successfully defended numerous Title IX, Title VI, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights actions brought against school districts and other governmental entities, including various First Amendment, equal protection, and procedural and substantive due process claims. She has been named a Texas “Rising Star” by Texas Lawyer.


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