Thompson & Horton LLP Announces Two New Partners

HOUSTON, TEXAS, January 2018/ — Thompson & Horton LLP is pleased to announce Holly McIntush and David Giddens as new partners. Ms. McIntush works in the firm’s Austin office; Mr. Giddens is based in its Dallas office.

Ms. McIntush helped open the Austin office when she began at the firm in 2012. She represents public schools and colleges in civil litigation in both state and federal courts, in such varied matters as Title IX, free speech, student discipline, and special education. She also has substantial appellate experience practicing before both the Texas Supreme Court and the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a former legislative staffer, Holly brings a unique perspective that helps her advise school districts how to implement changes in state and federal law.  This experience also informs how she advocates for her clients in front of the Texas Education Agency, the Office for Civil Rights, the EEOC, the Department of Justice, and other administrative and regulatory agencies. Ms. McIntush will continue to advise clients on matters involving Title IX, civil rights laws, personnel matters, student discipline, special education, investigations, the Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act.

Mr. Giddens has served as counsel for the firm since the inception of the Dallas office in December 2015. He has experience handling a wide range of employment and school law issues including advising school leaders and board members on state and federal law, grievances, personnel matters, contracts, and policies. He also handles litigation related to the non-renewal and termination of contract employees as well as claims of alleged discrimination and retaliation in state and federal court and before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Giddens’ practice focuses on litigation as well as preventive services for employers such as drafting and revising employment policies/procedures and providing training for personnel.

Both Holly and David are deeply dedicated to providing exemplary service to their clients and Thompson & Horton LLP is proud to welcome them to the firm’s partnership.


Megan Moore
Client Relations Coordinator

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Thompson & Horton LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth that serves clients, large and small, with a broad range of services including counseling and problem prevention, litigation defense, state and federal appeals, business and real estate transactions, and legislative services. The firm offers large-firm legal experience and quality while providing the responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of a smaller firm. The attorneys are highly regarded and sought as public speakers at state and national legal conferences on school and public law issues because of their dedication to providing the highest quality, personalized legal representation to schools, institutions of higher education, local governments, and private businesses with public law, public policy, and employment law interests.