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Deshonda P. Charles, Esq.

President and CEO

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

  • Louisiana

  • New York

  • Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Attorney Profile


Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Deshonda P. Charles, is the CEO and managing attorney of D. Charles and Associates, PLLC (formerly The Tackett Firm, PLLC). Attorney Charles received her law degree from Tulane University Law School in 2003 and her practice is focused on

  • Business Succession Planning,

  • Estate Planning and Probate matters,

  • Employment discrimination disputes,

  • Family Law matters, and

  • Civil litigation. 

Attorney Charles assists clients with developing and implementing successful business transition strategies, legacy protection strategies, and end of life decisions. She represents clients in matters involving probate disputes, unlawful discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and termination, as well as, Estate Planning matters including preparation of Wills and Trust documents, and probate matters.  Attorney Charles also handles a host of family law matters, including divorces, child custody, visitation, modifications, child support, spousal support, and adoptions.

Attorney Charles is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas, Louisiana, New York, and Connecticut, and  before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Attorney Charles is a past president of the Houston Lawyers Association and an active member of the following national, state, and local bar associations:

  • The National Bar Association

  • College of The State Bar of Texas    

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Louisiana State  Bar Association

  • Houston Lawyers Association 

              -President 2012-2013

              -President Elect 2011-2012

              -Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala Chair 2014 - 2018

              -Mentorship Committee Co-Chair 2012-2013              

              -Membership Committee Co-Chair 2011-2012

  • Houston Bar Association

              -Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee                

              -Law Week Committee, Third Ward Outreach Liaison

                   2012 - 2017

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