This firm has been representing community associations for over 35 years. Our attorneys utilize their significant legal expertise and technical knowledge to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.  Charles Daughtry is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Trisha Farine is Board Certified in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Both Margaret Maddox and Chris Archambault have extensive experience representing community associations both in and out of the courtroom.  Weston Ray, the newest member of our team, is fast becoming one of our “go-to” lawyers in the courtroom.

Our entire team of attorneys is results-oriented and committed to providing innovative solutions for our clients.  We emphasize a team approach in our law practice and always strive to have an attorney available to answer our clients’ questions.

Charles A. Daughtry Trisha Taylor Farine Margaret R. Maddox Chris Archambault
Weston Prescott Ray

 

Charles A. Daughtry

 

Charles Daughtry graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a B.B.A. in 1979. He graduated from the University of Houston College of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice before all Federal District Courts, the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Of his many accomplishments,  he was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters in 2005-2009, 2011-2012 and 2014-2017. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial Law and Labor & Employment Law. He has tried numerous jury cases to successful verdicts. In addition to the practice of law, Mr. Daughtry is an avid runner, having completed eight marathons, as well as a musician and photographer. He has been married to his wife Shari for 29 years, and they have two children, Shannon and C.J.

 

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  Trisha Taylor Farine

 

Trisha Taylor Farine was born in Galveston, Texas and she and her husband Scott are busy parents of three boys. She has a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1992.  She worked full time with community associations as a legal assistant before and during law school, and obtained her law degree from the University of Houston College of Law in 1998.  Since then, she has almost exclusively represented community associations, condominium associations and commercial associations. She is a member of the Galveston County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association, as well as the State Bar of Texas. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit) and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Her areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, litigation, corporate law, bankruptcy and civil appellate work.  Mrs. Farine has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for both Commercial and Residential real estate law since 2005.  She was named a “Rising Star,” a Thomson Reuters service, published in Texas Monthly Magazine, in July 2004. She is a member of the Greater Houston Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) and regularly participates in educational speaking activities and workshops regarding community associations.  She has also served Texas Community Association Advocates as a volunteer, committee member and Board member.

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Margaret R. Maddox

 

Margaret R. Maddox graduated cum laude with her J.D. from University of Houston College of Law in 1999 and also graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University.  She is admitted to practice law before the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and all Texas State Courts.  Margaret focuses her legal practice on community association law, residential and commercial real estate litigation and transactions, drafting and negotiating business contracts, newspaper representation, and First Amendment law.  Prior to joining Daughtry & Farine, she practiced in the areas of municipal utility district law and corporate tax law.  Mrs. Maddox is a member of State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Galveston County Bar Association, Community Association Institute, and the Texas Aggie Bar Association.  She volunteers for the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and the Houston Bar Association’s reading in schools program and also serves on the Teach for Texas Committee for the HBA.  Margaret was also a selected as one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers” as presented in H Texas Magazine from 2013 to present.  Margaret and her husband, Roger, are proud parents of triplets and also have a son in the Air Force.  In her spare time, Margaret enjoys playing the cello, history, and architecture.

 

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Chris Archambault

 

Chris Archambault has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2012 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Chris graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics from Texas A&M University in 2008.  He then attended South Texas College of Law, graduating in 2012.  While in law school he was selected to compete at the Paris International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France as part of the school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.  Chris also volunteers in numerous civic organizations which includes serving on the Houston Advisory Council for the Texas Community Association Advocates. In addition, Chris serves as both the Chair of the Community Outreach Committee and as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Chapter of the Community Association’s Institute. He has been named a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. When Chris is not at work, he enjoys golfing and following his favorite football teams: The Dallas Cowboys and The Fightin’ Texas Aggies.

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Weston Prescott Ray

 

Weston Prescott Ray is the newest addition to the Daughtry & Farine team. Weston has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2015 after graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. Before that, he graduated with a B.B.A. degree from Baylor University in 2010.   While in law school Weston clerked at the Texas House of Representatives for the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and then in the Contracts Department of Baker Hughes. After graduating from law school, Weston began his career in criminal defense before making the transition to real estate law.   While Weston enjoys golfing and woodworking, he and his wife recently had their first child with whom he now spends all of his free time!

 

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