Cynthia L. Hill

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Cynthia L. Hill is a seasoned public law and labor and employment attorney. Ms. Hill regularly advises private sector clients on human resources, employment litigation and labor law issues, offering day-to-day legal counsel on matters involving discipline, discharge, employee layoffs, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, employment policies, government contracting, non-competition and confidential information issues. She also assists
clients on risk prevention strategies. Ms. Hill has successfully represented employers in contested matters before state and federal administrative agencies and alternative dispute resolution forums, in grievance arbitrations and matters before the National Labor Relations Board and before state and federal courts.
Ms. Hill has provided legal counsel for more than 25 years for public and private schools, independent school districts, community colleges, universities and other public entities. She has considerable experience in public law including civil rights litigation, employment, student discipline, Title IX, free speech and policy development and implementation. Ms. Hill also focuses her practice on government strategies, employment contracts, grievances, employee terminations, school and college governance, and policy development.
Ms. Hill is licensed in Texas, having graduated from University of Texas School of Law. She is currently a Certified School Board Trainer with the Texas Education Agency and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
  • Admissions & Certifications
    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
    • U.S. District Courts of Oklahoma
  • Professional Affiliations & Memberships
    • State Bar of Texas (Labor and Employment, Law Office Management and School Law Sections)
    • Oklahoma Bar Association (1987 – 1996)
    • Council of School Attorneys
    • Tarrant County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Women’s Bar Association Sections)
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
    • Fort Worth Independent School District, Project Reach Advisory Board
    • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) (2010 – present)
    • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
    • Texas Education Agency, Certified School Board Trainer (2005 – present); Certified Independent Hearing Examiner (1996 – 1998)
  • Honors & Recognitions
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent TM (5.0); Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law
    • Top Attorney, Labor & Employment Law, Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2014)
    • Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business (2015)
    • Master of Eldon B. Mahon, Inn of Court
  • Publications & Presentations
    • “Texas Education Law – Personnel Issues,” University of Texas, Graduate School of Education:
    • “Employment Discrimination,” Dallas Baptist University
    • “Conducting Employee Investigations,” “Sexual Harassment Claims in Texas Public Schools,” “Workers’ Compensation for Texas Public Schools,” “Grandparents’ Rights,” “Disciplining Special Education Students,” “Documenting Employee Performance,” Region XI, Education Service Center
    • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” “Wrongful Discharge Claims,” “The Paralegal’s Role in Employment Discrimination Cases,” Institute on Paralegal Education
    • “Employment Law Update,” “Practical Guide to Employment Terminations,” Texas Credit Union League
    • “Investigation of Employee Complaints,” “Reductions in Force and Employee Terminations,” Texas Association of School Business Officials
    • “Preparing the Employee Handbook,” “Personnel Issues for Public Employers,” “At-Will Employment,” Lorman Education Services.

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