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Jessica Witte
Associate

T:    (713) 554-6768
jwitte@thompsonhorton.com

Education
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013
  • M.S., Pace University, 2010
  • B.A., B.J., University of Missouri, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Affiliations

  • Texas Association of School Boards – Council of School Attorneys
  • State Bar of Texas, School Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section
  • Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

 

 

Jessica Witte is an associate at Thompson & Horton. She focuses her practice on the representation of schools, colleges, and other public entities. Prior to joining Thompson & Horton, Ms. Witte served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Debra H. Lehrmann, Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, and as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. J. Scott Hacker, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Ms. Witte was also previously an attorney with Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where she practiced white collar criminal defense, employment defense, and complex commercial litigation in New York City. While in law school, she interned for the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and participated in litigation before the United States Supreme Court through the University of Pennsylvania Law School Supreme Court Clinic. Ms. Witte was an Associate Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Before attending law school, Ms. Witte taught elementary school special education as a Teach for America Corps Member in New York City. Prior to teaching, Ms. Witte was a lobbyist to the Missouri State Legislature on higher education issues.

While in law school, she interned for the United Stated Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and participated in litigation before the United Stated Supreme Court through the University of Pennsylvania Law School Supreme Court Clinic. Ms. Witte was an Associate Editor for Teach for America Corps Member in New York City. Prior to teaching, Ms. Witte was a lobbyist to the Missouri State Legislature on higher education issues. Jessica received her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, was a Levy Scholar, received Legal Writing Honors, and received the Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award. Jessica also holds a master’s degree in Science in Teaching from Pace University.