Trisha Taylor Farine

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
Texas Bar College


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


    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 to Present
    • Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2018 to 2019
    • Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Law and Politics, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004

    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
    • Community Association Institute, Member
    • Texas Community Association Advocates, Advisory Committee
    • State Bar Advanced Property Owners Association, Law annual CLE, Planning Committee, Member
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Exam Commission Member, 2018 to 2019

    Professional Associations

    • Houston Bar Association
    • Galveston 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 and Commercial Real Estate Law, 2004 - 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
    • Speaker/Co-Author, Community Association Law” Houston Bar Association, 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
    • Advanced Property Owners Association Law, State Bar CLE Course Planning Committee, 2018 to 2021
    • Speaker/Author, Landmark Texas Property Owners Association Cases, 2019
    • Speaker/Author, Payment Dilemmas in POA Collections, 2020