Van T. Pham
Van Pham is an associate in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of Thompson & Horton, LLP. She focuses her practice on representing school districts, colleges, private schools, and other governmental entities. Van regularly assists clients with administrative hearings, Texas Education Commissioner appeals, confidential employee investigations, EEOC proceedings, employee grievances, and other personnel matters. Her practice includes defending school districts and other governmental entities against Title VII, Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Texas Whistleblower Act, and breach of contract claims, as well as 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights actions, including various First Amendment, equal protection, and procedural and substantive due process claims.
Raised in Richardson, Texas, Van is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. During the 78th Texas Legislative session, she served as a policy analyst for the Texas Senate Government Organization Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Van defended individuals, small businesses, and corporations in a broad range of civil and commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, and insurance litigation.
- Successfully defended school district in multiple lawsuits brought by former employees alleging violations of Title VII, THCRA, ADEA, and ADA
- Successfully defended school district against lawsuits filed by former employees relating to alleged breach of contract and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 First Amendment and substantive and procedural due process claims
- Represented school administration in employee grievances and TEA Chapter 21 contract hearings
- Represented school districts in response to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before the EEOC/TWC
- Successfully defended governmental entity against negligence and premises liability claims under the Texas Tort Claims Act