Chief Operating Officer
Tabitha M. Charlton, Chief Operating Officer of Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, L.L.C. is a licensed attorney and business development professional with more than twenty years experience in the legal, marketing and business services industries. Prior to joining the firm, Tabitha was a Senior Business Development Projects Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Fulbright & Jaworski) where she oversaw bids, developed and managed the US’s suite of business development tools, trained business development team members, maintained and reported on BD data, acted as a reliable inter-departmental liaison and problem solver, managed global project and process roll-outs, performed responsibilities associated analysis, re-mapping, and control and data migration of global business development data and taxonomy, and served as a key member on several combination/transition, intranet redesign, data, and technology review boards.
A certified mediator and experienced family law attorney, Tabitha is passionate about LGBTQ family law issues and matters involving child welfare, domestic violence, and assisted reproduction. She prefers a collaborative approach to matters, whenever children are involved, and has developed a reputation for her genuine investment in assuring the best interest of the child(ren) involved in the matters she handles.
Education & Community
Tabitha earned her legal degree from South Texas College of Law, where she was named to the Dean’s List and a Certificate of Mediation from the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to this, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Tabitha is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., Specializing in Conscious Business Ethics.
After law school, Tabitha dedicated a year to working as the Director of Community Outreach & Marketing for ESCAPE Family Resource Center, which educates families in crisis to prevent child abuse. She also previously volunteered pro bono marketing services to The Children’s Assessment Center, was selected to speak on a panel to new volunteers of Fort Bend CASA, volunteered as a Citizen Teacher at Jane Long Middle School, and is the former Chair of the Crime Victims & Survivors Committee. Most recently, she served as a member of the Texas State Bar’s Child Abuse & Neglect Committee and Chaired the subcommittee to identify a mentoring program for older foster kids in Texas that would help them find permanent, loving homes. Her search led her to Kidsave, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to match older kids languishing in foster care with caring, nurturing adults. Tabitha now serves as Director of Kidsave Texas, working to bring the Kidsave’s Weekend to Texas, where it will be the only program in the Lone Star State that focuses specifically on finding permanent, loving homes for Texas’s hardest to place foster kids – those who are over the age of 9.
Honors & Awards
Recognized, State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College, 2015 – Present
Speaking & Publications
Featured Story – “Defining Moments: Insights Into the Lawyer’s Soul” by Melanie Bragg
Featured Guest – “Love, Money & the Law” with Cindy Hide
Featured Guest – “Great Day Houston” with Debra Duncan, June 19, 2019
Co-Author, “Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in Divorce Proceedings,” NIB Conference, 2011
Author, “Child abuse and neglect rates,” Growing up in Houston, 2006 – 2008
Speaker/Guest, Debra Duncan, Fox Family, 26; Panel speaker – Fort Bend CASA; National Exchange Clubs and more
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2016, 2018
State Bar of Texas Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, 2017 – 2019
Chair, Project Planning Sub Committee, State Bar of Texas Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, 2017 – 2019
Chair, State Bar of Texas Crime Victims and Survivors Committee, 2015 – 2017
Volunteer, Citizen Teachers Houston – 2008
Marketing Volunteer, CAC ~ Houston – 2001 – 2002
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Texas Bar Association
Member, Phi Alpha Delta