About Rebecca S. Bailey

Legal Assistant: Vanisia Blackmon | 713-554-6765 | vblackmon@thompsonhorton.com

The daughter and granddaughter of career educators, Rebecca began her professional career in a Houston classroom. After admission to the bar, her decision to practice school law has provided her the opportunity to apply her life-long passion for competitive sports with her love of learning in this ever-evolving and challenging area of practice.

Rebecca represents and counsels public school districts, junior and community colleges, universities and other governmental entities concerning all areas of education and government law including labor and employment matters, special education law, student discipline concerns, employee grievances and terminations, contracts and service agreements, governmental immunity, civil rights matters, and state and federal litigation. She advocates for her clients before the Texas Education Agency, the EEOC, the Office for Civil Rights, and other administrative and regulatory agencies. Rebecca also handles employment discrimination and civil rights cases, including claims brought under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Rebecca litigated complex matters on behalf of corporations, individuals, and governmental entities, practicing in both state and federal court. Her former supervisor is Filemon B. Vela, Jr., U.S. Congressman for the 34th District of Texas. Before becoming an attorney, she taught fifth grade in Houston, Texas.


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