About Merri Schneider-Vogel

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

As a former teacher, Merri has a deep connection with and commitment to the educators she advises every day. Merri’s passion for her clients is evidenced by her responsiveness and willingness to put their interests first, whether in the courtroom, a board room, or the office.

Merri, a founding partner of Thompson & Horton, has counseled clients for more than thirty years with a focus on avoiding future legal problems and minimizing legal risks while helping to achieve the client’s objectives. Merri is highly regarded for her in-depth training in areas related to personnel, students, governance, and open government. She also investigates matters involving employees and students in order to advise clients as they make important and difficult decisions.

When legal disputes do arise, Merri effectively advocates for her clients in courtroom and administrative proceedings in a variety of areas including employment law, disability law, elections, and student matters. Merri’s clients include administrators, general counsels, and boards of public, private, and charter schools, community colleges and other governmental entities. Whether the client is a large public school system with more than 200,000 students or a small single campus charter school, Merri routinely advises on legal issues that are often resolved in a single phone call as well as complex matters that are of utmost consequence to the client. Merri has conducted successful multi-day trainings for all administrators in one of the largest school districts in Texas; hundreds of administrative hearings involving teacher grievances, terminations, and non-renewals as well as student special education and discipline matters; and large-scale investigations for numerous schools and other government entities.

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