Charles L. Henke, Jr.: Lawyer with Henke Law Firm, LLP

Charles L. Henke, Jr.

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Title Company Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Partnership Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Torts
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Franchise Arbitration
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Contested Wills
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Oil and Gas Arbitration
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Civil RICO
  • Real Estate Arbitration
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Fraud Arbitration
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Trust Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 713-940-4500
Fax: 713-940-4545
University University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Economics, Accounting/Spanish
Law SchoolUniversity of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, Texas; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1994, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; 1996, U.S. Supreme Court; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Tenth Circuits, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and Northern District of Indiana; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2006, U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana; 2006, U.S. District Court Colorado
BornHouston, Texas, September 20, 1966

Charles L. "Charlie" Henke, Jr. is the founding partner of HENKE LAW FIRM, LLP. The Firm was founded in 2004 after he built his own firm of Henke & Associates over the previous thirteen years. His practice focuses on the prosecution and defense of commercial and contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, business tort claims and real estate and title insurance disputes. He has first-chaired jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts and has handled the arbitration of securities disputes, law firm partnership disputes and construction claims. Charlie is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Of the more than eighty thousand attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas, only slightly more than one percent hold this distinction.

Charlie is a member of various sections of the State Bar of Texas including the Litigation, the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law and the Antitrust and Business Litigation sections. He belongs to the Houston Bar Association, and is active in the Litigation, the Securities Litigation and Arbitration, the Probate, Trusts and Estates and Federal Practice sections of the HBA. Charlie has been appointed to serve on the HBA Fee Dispute Committee for the past several years where he serves as an arbitrator of fee disputes between attorneys and their clients. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a Life Fellow of both the Texas and Houston Bar Foundations. Charlie has been a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas since 1994.

Charlie has been appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas to serve three terms on the State Bar Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Charges for Business, Consumer and Employment cases. As a member of this prestigious committee, over the past 6 years he has helped draft the written instructions and questions given to all juries throughout Texas.

Martindale Hubbell rates Charlie "AV" the highest rating available by his peers, signifying the highest levels of legal skill and integrity. He was named a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" in business litigation by H Texas Magazine in 2004 and was more recently recognized as one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" for business litigation in 2005 and 2007 by the same publication. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine since 2007. Charlie and the firm are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Charlie earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he was active in student governance and alumni relations. Charlie received his license to practice law by the State of Texas in 1992. He is licensed to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Northern District of Indiana and Colorado.

An active contributor to his community, Charlie has served on the Board of Directors of several charitable organizations, and currently serves as a Director and past President of The Houston Club. Charlie Henke is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston.

 (Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Reported CasesGuity v. C.C.I. Enterprise Co.; 54 S.W.3d 526; Cantella & Co., Inc. v. Goodwin, 924 S.W.2d 943.

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Charles L. Henke, Jr.

3200 Southwest Freeway, 34th Floor
HoustonTX 77027-7593


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