About Leila Henderson Gary

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

Leila draws upon her prior experience as a public school teacher and charter school administrator in her work defending and advising schools. Leila’s attention to detail and responsiveness ensures that her clients receive optimal guidance from an attorney who truly understands the challenges that public and private educational institutions face each day.  

Leila is Counsel in the Thompson & Horton Dallas and Fort Worth offices. She focuses her practice on the representation of schools, colleges, and universities. She has experience litigating complex matters in state and federal court. Prior to joining T&H, Leila was Assistant General Counsel for the second largest public school district in Texas, where her practice was largely focused on employment matters, grievances, state and federal litigation, policy development, and providing daily legal counsel on any number of issues. Leila was also lead in-house counsel for the district in the successful development, implementation and defense of the district’s landmark teacher appraisal system. Leila’s past experience also includes a wide range of insurance defense and insurance coverage litigation.

Before becoming an attorney, Leila taught in public schools as a history teacher and also worked in administration for a leading national charter school network, and brings her insight as an educator to her practice as an education law attorney.


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