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Margaret Maddox

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Practice Areas

  • Property Owners Association Law
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s Distinguished Academic Honors List
    • Honors: Dean’s Best Brief Award – 1L Class
    • Honors: Dean’s Best Brief Award – 1 L Section
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Recipient, Jones Foundation Scholarship
    • Honors: Recipient, Hamman Foundation Scholarship


  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2013 to present

Bar Admission

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Pro-Bono and Civic Activities

  • Texas Community Association Advocates (TCAA), Bill Review Committee, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Teach for Texas Committee/Reading in Schools Program, Volunteer
  • Freedom of Information Foundation, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Texas A&M Century Club, Member
  • Calvary Chapel Houston, Member
  • Galveston Historical Society, Member

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Galveston County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association, Member
  • Greater Houston Chapter of Community Associations Institute , Member
  • First Amendment Institute, Graduate

Past Positions

  • Young & Brooks – Municipal Utility District Attorney
  • Enron – Corporate Tax Attorney

Classes & Seminars

  • “Property Owners Association Law from a Manager’s Perspective” – Houston Community Management Services Corporate Office, Houston, TX, 09/26/2016
  • “Association Rules and Governance” – PMG Seminar, Houston, TX, 09/28/2016
  • “Condominium Association Law” – Community Association Institute Legal Seminar – Condo Law Panel speaker, Norris Conference Center, Houston, TX, 10/20/2016
  • “Property Owners Association Governance for Boards Subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act and Texas Public Information Act” – Clear Lake City Community Association Seminar, Houston, TX, 06/15/2017
  • “Property Owners Association Law for Coastal Communities” – West End Galveston Property Owners Association Presentation, Galveston Country Club, Galveston, TX, 08/19/2017
  • “POA Law and Legislative Update” – Associa Board Members Seminar, Village at Tuscan Lakes Ballroom, League City, TX, 02/28/2018
  • "POA Collections, Deed Restriction Violations and Governance Issues for Board Members” – Association of Clear Lake City Communities Presentation, Houston TX, 06/13/2018
  • “Amending Governing Documents and Dealing with Difficult Clients” – Crest Management Company Presentation, Houston, TX, 06/21/2018
  • “The ABCs of DRVs” – Texas Bar CLE co-author of article for Advanced Property Owners Assoc. Law Seminar – Texas Law Center, Austin, TX, 09/12/2018
  • “Spring Board Member Training” – Inframark, Katy, TX, 04/04/2019
  • “Deed Restriction Enforcement for Texas Property Owners Associations” – Real Manage Preferred Partner Guest Blogger, 10/15/2019
  • “Navigating Through COVID-19 for POAs: Reopening Safely & Responsibly, Inframark Manager Seminar, Houston, TX, 05/07/2020
  • “POA Splash Law: Private Pools and Fair Housing Act/ADA Considerations for Texas Property Owners Associations” – Texas Bar CLE Author and Speaker at the 31st Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course, 08/13/2020

Professional Education

  • July, 2007, NBI Author/Speaker, “Community Association Transition and Management”
  • February, 2011, Houston Bar Association Co-Author/Speaker, “Community Association Law”
  • April, 2011, Co-Author, “Community Association Law: Houston Has NO Zoning, but THOUSANDS of Deed Restrictions!”
  • November, 2014, State Bar of Texas Faculty Member, “Handling Your First (or Next) HOA Assessment Lien Foreclosure for Condos or Subdivisions”
  • November, 2014, State Bar of Texas Author, “Role of the Attorney in an HOA Foreclosure”
  • 1998-Present, Various educational presentations on community association law for individual management companies and Greater Houston CAI
  • September, 2018 to present,, State Bar of Texas Faculty Member, “Advanced Property Owners Association Law”
  • September, 2018, State Bar of Texas Author/Speaker, “Amending POA Governing Documents”
  • September, 2019, State Bar of Texas Author/Speaker, “Landmark Texas POA Cases”
  • September, 2020, State Bar of Texas Author/Speaker, “Payment Dilemmas in POA Collection”
  • September, 2021, State Bar of Texas Author/Speaker, “Committees and Task Forces”
  • September, 2022, State Bar of Texas Author/Speaker, “Volunteer-Managed POAs”

Honor Fraternities 

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Sigma Tau Delta