Tabitha Charlton - LGBTQ Family Lawyer

TABITHA CHARLTON

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 yearscombined 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 has a passion for 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 & Career

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.  

Tabitha currently serves as a member of the State Bar’s Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, is the former Chair of the State Bar’s former Crime Victims & Survivors Committee, and is acting Director of Kidsave Texas, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to match older kids languishing in foster care with caring, nurturing adults. Kidsave Texas’s Weekend Miracles program will be the only program in Texas focused on finding permanent, loving homes for foster kids in Texas over the age of 12 when it launches in 2019.

Honors & Awards

Recognized, State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College, 2015 – Present

Speaking & Publication

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

Community Engagement

The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2016, 2018

State Bar of Texas Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, 2017 – Present

Chair, Project Planning Sub Committee, State Bar of Texas Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, 2017 – Present

Chair, State Bar of Texas Crime Victims and Survivors Committee, 2015 – 2017

Volunteer, Citizen Teachers Houston – 2008

Volunteer, CAC ~ Houston – 2001, 2002

Member, Houston Bar Association

Member, Texas Bar Association

Member, Phi Alpha Delta

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