About Lisa McBride

Legal Assistant: Betsy Maggard | 713-554-6754 | bmaggard@thompsonhorton.com

Lisa represents public and private schools, charter schools, community colleges and other governmental entities in a wide range of matters. Lisa’s mother, a lifelong teacher and principal in HISD, taught Lisa the importance of achieving excellence in our schools and how a strong leader can positively impact a school and school district. Lisa holds herself to these same high standards every day in serving her clients.

Lisa is a founding partner at Thompson & Horton. For over twenty years, Lisa has effectively represented her clients on wide-ranging issues, including commercial litigation; labor and employment matters; internal and external investigations; trustee, bond, and voter-ratified tax elections; redistricting and voting rights matters; constitutional law; and civil rights litigation. Lisa routinely advises her clients on legal issues concerning the Texas Public Information Act, the Texas Open Meetings Act, and the Texas Election Code. She also has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court, as well as in front of administrative bodies.

Lisa is widely regarded as an expert in election law. She advises clients on all aspects of the lawful conduct of an election, including required election resolutions, notices, orders and ballot language; joint election agreements and contracts for election services; early voting; the responsibilities of election officials; candidate applications; election personnel and equipment; election-day activities; election records; proper cancellation of an election; campaign finance and ethics; permissible and impermissible election communications; and public forum issues. She also represents clients in election and voting rights litigation and redistricting. Lisa recently resolved a major lawsuit alleging a district’s at-large system for electing board trustees was in violation of the Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Lisa speaks frequently on topics involving school law and has conducted numerous trainings on compliance with state and federal laws. Lisa also handles high-profile investigations involving misuse of public funds, harassment, discrimination, official misconduct, and alleged employee wrong-doing.

Lisa assists clients with the creation and implementation of governance, employment, business, and education policies and procedures. She also has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Education, the United States Department of Justice, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Ethics Commission and the Texas Education Agency in matters involving alleged age, race, gender, national origin, and disability discrimination; harassment; retaliation; wrongful discharge; wage and hour disputes; family and medical leave; voting rights; redistricting; desegregation; election contests and election recounts; challenges to the use of bond proceeds; and petitions to order governmental entities and/or their officials to perform specified election duties.


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