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Chris Archambault

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Biography

Chris Archambault has been an attorney with Daughtry & Farine, P.C. since 2013. Chris graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics from Texas A&M University in 2008 and then attended South Texas College of Law where he obtained his J.D. 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. He has been selected as a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly every year since 2016. in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Texas Monthly.

Chris has also served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Chapter of the Community Associations Institute ("CAI") since 2017, most recently serving as the Chapter President in 2020. Chris has always been an advocate for volunteering and helped establish the Chapter's Community Outreach Committee in 2017, serving as Chairman of the committee from 2017 to 2019. In recognition of his contributions, Chris was ultimately named the Chapter's Volunteer of the Year in 2019. Following the recent increase in property owner association regulation, Chris has focused his attention on improving the industry's legislative efforts by volunteering his time with CAI's Texas Legislative Action Committee ("TLAC"). Serving as  both the Chairman for the Community Outreach Committee of the Community Outreach Committee and as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Chapter of the Community Association's Institute. When Chris is not at work, he enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 05/2012
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Major: Economics

Honors

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rising Star, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly
  • Top Attorney in Texas, Texas Outstanding Young Lawyer, Texas Monthly
  • Top Attorney in Texas, H Texas Magazine
  • Houston Chapter Volunteer of the Year

Bar Admission

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Texas

Published Works

  • "Manning the Barricades: Chaos and Mayhem in the POA" - Texas Bar CLE Panel Presentation at the Advanced Property Owner Assoc. Law Seminar, September 21, 2021
  • “POA Assessment Foreclosure, Which and When: Judicial, Non-Judicial, and Expedited” – Texas Bar CLE co-author at the Advanced Property Owners Assoc. Law Seminar – Texas Law Center, Austin, TX, September 17, 2020
  • “The ABC’s of DRV’s” – Texas Bar CLE co-author at the Advanced Property Owners Assoc. Law Seminar – Texas Law Center, Austin, TX, September 12, 2018
  • “Extreme Problems and Extraordinary Remedies for POAs” – Texas Bar CLE lecture panel at the Advanced Property Owners Assoc. Law Seminar – Texas Law Center, Austin, TX, September 12, 2018
  • “Introduction to HOA’s” – Alief Super Neighborhood Presentation – Alief Community Center, Alief, Texas, February 27, 2018
  • “Board Leadership and Development Workshop” – Community Association’s Institute – Walden on Lake Conroe Yacht Club, Conroe, Texas, 2016 – 2020
  • “Residential Governance: Property Owners Associations” – Community Association’s Institute – Memorial Super Neighborhood, December 14, 2015

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Community Association Institute, Member
  • Community Association Institute, Board of Directors, Chapter President, 2021
  • Community Association Institute, Board of Directors, Chapter President-Elect, 2020 to 2020
  • Community Association Institute, Board of Directors, Chapter Treasurer, 2018 to 2020
  • Community Association Institute, Community Outreach Committee, Chair, 2018 to 2020
  • Texas Community Association Advocates, Houston Advisory Council, 2016 to Present

Professional Associations

  • Admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. District for the Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and all other Texas State Courts
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Community Association Institute, Member
  • Community Association Institute, Board of Trustee, Treasurer
  • Community Association Institute, Community Outreach Committee Chair
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Community Association Advocates, Houston Advisory Council

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney, 2013
  • Shareholder, 2019

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Property Owners Association Law, 2020 - Present

Representative Cases

  • Li Li v. Pemberton Park Community Association, No. 14-18-00319-CV, Tex. App. (Tex.App. Houston [14th Dist.], mem. op), 2020