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.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
South Texas College of Law
Moot Court Advocate, Varsity Competition Team
Texas A&M University
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals
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