School Law

Practice Contacts

Bryan P. Neal
Employment and Labor Practice Leader
William L. Banowsky
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Thompson & Knight represents public school districts, university systems, and private educational institutions and training facilities in a diverse array of legal issues. Our representation includes counsel regarding policy issues, service contracts, employment and labor matters, real estate construction and equipment leasing, Chapter 41 tax issues, regulatory compliance, and student discipline concerns.

Our attorneys have particular strength at representing school districts in issues relating to facility operations, taxation, land acquisition and eminent domain, civil rights claims, employment matters, public information requests, and subpoenas. Our appellate lawyers handled the high-profile Texas school finance cases and continue to work to minimize district liability over often-challenging personnel, employment, and labor policies, practices, and legal requirements. In court and in administrative forums, our attorneys aggressively defend the authority and interests of school districts.

Thompson & Knight attorneys also perform pro bono and personal volunteer work for public schools and speak to school districts on important legal topics, resulting in strong relationships with area educational institutions. In a characteristic example of our personal as well as professional commitment to our clients, one of our attorneys was among the six founders of the State Bar of Texas School Law Section.