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Charles L. Henke Jr.

also known as Charlie Henke

About me

I am "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell,  Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have been selected numerous years as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine.  


In addition to being licensed to practice law in all state courts in the State of Texas, I am licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Unites States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southerm, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Colorado and the Northern District of Indiana.


I manage our seven attorney litigation boutique law firm where we focus on trying and arbitrating a wide variety of business and fiduciary disputes.  Examples of typical cases include prosecuting and defending breach of contract, fraud and other business tort claims.  We also routinely litigate and arbitrate claims brought between partners, shareholders in closely held business entities and people serving in fiduciary capacities as well as the beneficiaries of such relationships.  Finally, we are actively involved in handling a significant amount of probate litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty claims, will contests and contested guardianships.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Arbitration: 10%



Hourly ($450/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Howard M. Kahn

    I endorse this lawyer. Charlie Henke and the Henke Law Firm Outstanding customer service and professionalism. Always cooperative, responsive and efficient. My interaction with the firm and its people have always been enjoyable and amicable. My highest recommendation. Howard Kahn


    Howard Kahn Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • J. Thomas Bagby

    Charlie is an exceptional advocate who is 100% honest.


    J. Bagby Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Henke Law Firm, LLP

3200 Southwest Freeway
34th Floor
Houston, TX, 77027

Dallas Office

100 Highland Park Village
Suite 200
Dallas, TX, 75205



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2012
Board Certified - Civil TrialTexas Board of Legal Specialization2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2007
"AV"Martindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerHenke Law Firm, LLP2008 - Present
PartnerHenke & Joseph, LLP2003 - 2008
OwnerHenke & Associates1992 - 2003
Legislative AssistantTexas State Legislature1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar Association, Litigation SectionChair-Elect2014 - 2015
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate SpecialistsMember2011 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2005 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationLife Fellow2005 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1992 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Texas System, AustinEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
The Kinkaid SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1985