About Stephanie A. Hamm

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

Stephanie’s interest in the law began at a very early age after watching countless episodes of her mother’s favorite legal dramas after pre-school.  Stephanie put those television courtroom drama skills to good use in law school, where she earned a spot as a varsity moot court advocate with one of the nation’s top advocacy programs, and won several brief-writing and best speaker awards.  After law school, Stephanie began representing clients in complex commercial litigation, but quickly discovered an interest in employment, civil rights, and constitutional law.  Stephanie now uses her advocacy skills to represent school districts, colleges, and other governmental entities in a wide range of disputes in both state and federal court.

Stephanie is a litigation partner in Thompson & Horton’s Houston office.  She primarily focuses on employee and student civil rights cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, excessive force, and violations of the constitutional rights to free speech, due process, and equal protection.  Stephanie’s extensive experience includes litigating cases arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including claimed violations of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code.  Stephanie also represents clients in administrative hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Workforce Commission, including termination and non-renewal hearings under Chapter 21 of the Texas Education Code.

In addition to her litigation practice, Stephanie also counsels clients on employment practices and disputes, advises school districts and community colleges on legal issues relating to their police departments, assists human resources personnel with leave of absence and accommodation requests, reviews and negotiates interlocal agreements, assists clients with internal and external audits and investigations, participates in EEOC investigations and mediations, represents clients in internal grievance hearings, advises school boards on legal issues relating to employee and student complaints, advises clients on Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act issues, and conducts trainings for clients on Title IX, Title VII, ADA, and other legal issues.

Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Stephanie practiced labor and employment law, general commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act.  While attending South Texas College of Law Houston, Stephanie served as a varsity moot court advocate and a member of South Texas Law Review.  She also interned with United States District Judge David Hittner with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


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