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Trisha Taylor Farine - Houston, TX

17044 El Camino Real Houston, TX 77058- 2630

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Updated: 03/09/2023

Houston Property Owners Association Law Lawyer


Trisha Taylor Farine was born and raised in Galveston County, Texas. She has devoted her entire 25+ year career to representing property owners' associations, including condominium associations and commercial associations. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and 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...

About Trisha Taylor Farine

Practice Areas

  • Property Owners Association Law
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Appellate Work

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)


Bar Admissions

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

Specialties and Certifications

  • 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

Other Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Galveston County Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

  • 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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Houston Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  • Texas Community Association Advocates, Board of Directors, 2018 - 2019
  • Texas Community Association Advocates, Advisory Committee
  • Exam Commission Member (2018-present), Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Property Owners Association Law , 2018 - 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.


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

Office Information


17044 El Camino Real Houston, TX 77058- 2630


  • 281-218-9151

Office Hours

8am – 5pm


Other Sources of Feedback About Trisha Taylor Farine

Included on the 2005 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Trisha Taylor Farine on Super Lawyers


  • Texas Bar College, Society of Legal Scholars, 2022 - Present
  • Listed, Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2018 - Present
  • Listed, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2004 - 2005

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