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Holly James primarily focuses her practice on labor and employment matters and commercial litigation.  She also has experience in insurance coverage, contracts, general liability, and education law.

Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Holly represented school districts in a variety of matters, including employment disputes, terminations and separation agreements, policy and process development, and risk management.

She has significant experience advising and representing employers with respect to claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and First Amendment violations.  Holly has conducted numerous trainings and complex internal investigations.

She has also successfully defended employers in disputes before the EEOC, TWC, and in state and federal litigation.

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Publications & Speaking Engagements

Education, Admissions & Activities


South Texas College of Law

J.D., 2006
Law Review
Moot Court Advocate, Varsity Competition Team

Texas A&M University

B.S., 2002

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States


United States Court of Appeals

Fifth Circuit

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western

Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas: Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Insurance; School Law

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Dallas Bar Association

Tarrant County Bar Association

Texas Aggie Bar Association

National Council of School Law Attorneys

Texas Council of School Attorneys