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Trisha Farine

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Practice Areas

  • Property Owners Association Law
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Appellate Work
Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Property Owners Association law | Residential Real Estate Law | Commercial Real Estate Law
Texas Bar College | Professionalism Through Education


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • 1998
  • University of Houston
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies


  • Texas Bar College, Society of Legal Scholars
  • Listed, Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine
  • Listed, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

Bar Admission

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

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Greater Houston Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  • Texas Community Association Advocates, Board of Directors, 2018 to 2019
  • Texas Community Association Advocates, Advisory Committee
  • Exam Commission Member (2018-present), Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Property Owners Association Law , 2018 to 2019
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Bill Review Committee, Texas Community Association Advocates & Texas Legislative Action Committee (TLAC)
  • Amicus Review Committee Member (Jan., 2023–present), College of Community Association Lawyers, Community Associations Institute.

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Galveston County Bar Association

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Property Owners Association Law, 2019 - Present
  • Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Residential Real Estate Law, 2005 - Present
  • Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Commercial Real Estate Law, 2005 - Present

Representative Cases

  • Greatwood Community Association, Inc. v. Prince David Ofor, No. 01-11-00509-CV, Tex. App. (Tex.App.—Houston [1st Dist.], mem. op.), 2012
  • Waterford Harbor Master Assn. v. Michael Landolt and Ann Wismer, No. 14-13-00817-CV, Tex. App. (Tex.App. Houston [14th Dist.], mem. op.), 2015

Professional Education

  • Author/Speaker, Community Association Transition and Management, NBI, July, 2007
  • Speaker/Author, Faculty Member, Handling your first (or next) HOA Assessment Lien Foreclosure for Condos & Subdivisions, State Bar of Texas CLE, 2014 to 2014
  • Speaker/Co-Author, Community Association Law” Houston Bar Association, 2013 to 2013
  • Co-Author/Speaker, Community Association Law, Houston Bar Association, February, 2011
  • Co-Author, Community Association Law: Houston Has No Zoning, but Thousands of Deed Restrictions!, April, 2011
  • Author, Role of the Attorney in an HOA Foreclosure, State Bar of Texas, November, 2014
  • Speaker/Author, Amending POA Governing Documents, State Bar of Texas CLE, 2018 to 2018
  • Advanced Property Owners Association Law, State Bar CLE Course Planning Committee, 2018 to 2021
  • Speaker/Author, Landmark Texas Property Owners Association Cases, 2019 to 2019
  • Speaker/Author: “Landmark Texas POA Cases” State Bar of Texas CLE, September. 2019
  • Speaker/Author, Payment Dilemmas in POA Collections, 2020 to 2020
  • Speaker/Author: "Payment Dilemmas in POA Collection" State Bar of Texas CLE, September. 2020
  • Speaker/Author: POA Committees and Task Forces State Bar of Texas CLE, September. 2021