Phone: 817-332-2580
Fax: 817-332-4740
cwhite@toase.com
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Cara Leahy White
  Non-Equity Partner

Cara is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of South Texas College of Law and currently serves as City Attorney to the City of Azle and the Towns of Edgecliff Village and Annetta North. In addition to Municipal Law, she focuses her practice on Personnel and Employment Law, providing advice and counsel to human resource professionals and front-line managers on all personnel matters, particularly disciplinary matters. She also drafts and reviews personnel policies and regularly provides training on all employment matters including sexual harassment prevention and supervisory training.

Practice Areas

Personnel and Employment Law
Municipal Law
Election Law

Education

B.B.A. Texas A&M University, 1994
J.D. South Texas College of Law
Honors:
   • Suma Cum Laude and The Order of Lytae
   • Law Review: Assistant Articles Editor
1997

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Licensed:
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
Member:
State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law Section
Tarrant County Bar Association, Labor & Employment and Women Attorney Section
Texas Municipal Human Resources Association
Society for Human Resources Management
Texas City Attorneys Association

Awards, Publications & Presentations

Lifestyle Rights of Employees: Social Networking, Cell Phones, Cigarettes, and Off-duty Alcohol Use.” Presented to Texas Council of Community Mental Health & Mental Retardation Centers, April 2010
“Preventing Sexual Harassment” City of Southlake Employee Training (August 2010).
“Preventing Unlawful Discrimination and FMLA Rights and Responsibilities” City of Mansfield Supervisory Training (March 2011).
“Preventing Unlawful Age Discrimination” City of North Richland Hills Supervisory Training (May 2012).
“Preventing Sexual Harassment” City of Haslet Employee Training (June 2012).
FMLA Rights and Responsibilities” Texas Christian University Supervisory Training (February 2013).
“Preventing Discrimination and Harassment” City of Benbrook Employee Training (April 2013).
“Avoiding Litigation While Interviewing” Texas Christian University Supervisory Training (August 2013).
“Avoiding Disasters & Managing Expectations: A Legal Perspective” Presented to the North Texas Municipal Clerks Association Annual Meeting (November 2013).