Burgower & Rainwater, LLP

Charlotte D. Rainwater

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Partner since 2005
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-529-3982
Fax:
713-522-5045

Ms. Rainwater, a native Texan, began what she thought would be a life-long pursuit in the teaching arena after obtaining her B.A. from Sam Houston State University in 1993. After working as a teacher, she decided to go back to school and earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1998. She was admitted to the Bar that year as well.

Ms. Rainwater joined the firm in 1995, became an associate in 1998 and was made partner in 2005. Her practice is devoted solely to the Family Law arena where she is called upon to handle child custody issues, divorces, modifications, adoptions, and an array of family law litigation issues.

Ms. Rainwater is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the Family Law Section. She is also a member of the Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, and Texas Family Law Foundation. Ms. Rainwater previously served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Modification
  • Adoption

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1998

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Sam Houston State University
    • B.A. - 1993

Published Works

  • Effective Use of Office Resources, Advanced Family Law Drafting, 2005
  • The Facts, Nothing But the Facts, Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2004
  • Child Support and Modifications, University of Houston Family Law Seminar, 2003
  • Co-Author: Economic Torts in the Family Law Context "The Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song", 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
  • Default Judgments in the Family Law Context, Family Law Conference for General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2003
  • Child Support and Modification, Family Law Practice Seminar, 2003
  • Co-Author: Tips for Drafting Like a Pro: From Basic Claims to Exotic Causes of Action, Advanced Family Law Drafting and Advocacy, 2003
  • Co-Author: Dangerously Giving Up Rights: To Share or Not to Share, Marriage Dissolution, 2003
  • C-Author: "So You've Paid a Jury Fee - Now What Are You Going To Ask Them?", 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 2001
  • Co-Author: "Grandparents And Third Party Rights", 23rd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2000
  • Co-Author: "Drafting Mediation Forms That Will Make a Difference", Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 1999
  • Co-Author: "Presenting the Right to Establish Legal Residence to a Jury", 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 1998
  • Discovery Objections, Family Law Conference For General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2007
  • Parenting Plans and Parenting Coordinators, Marriage Dissolution, 2006
  • Case Management: The Attorney and Paralegal, Family Law Conference For General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2008
  • Trial Notebook: Building Them and Using Them in Court, Family Law Conference For General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2008
  • Legislative Update, Family Law Conference For General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2010
  • Preparing For Trial-Children Issues, Family Law Conference For General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2010
  • Drug Panel, Family Law Conference For General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Case Management: The Attorney and Paralegal, Family Law Conference for General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, 2007
  • Parenting Plans and Parenting Coordinators, Marriage Dissolution, 2006
  • Discovery Objections, Texas Family Law General Practice, 2005
  • Lecturer, State Bar of Texas
  • Lecturer, South Texas College of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly 2004-2006, 2008-2009
  • Top Young Lawyer, Super Lawyers 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member (Family Law Section)
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Houston Bar Association (Family Law Section), Board Member 2001-2003
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist, Board Member 2009-present

Burgower & Rainwater, LLP

3355 West Alabama Street
Suite 825
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-529-3982
Fax: 713-522-5045