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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. International Law: 50%



Hourly ($400/hour), contingent (40%)

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  • Angelina Maria Monte Zinn

    I endorse this lawyer. She is truely dedicated to the community, her clients and her work. What a great addition to the legal community.


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    I have worked with Taunya Painter over her career as Counsel in the U.S. Senate, as an international lawyer for Wal-Mart, and now in her own law practice. Her initiatives have received commendation for being creative, entrepreneurial, and profitable, and she has always been one to see a project through to successful completion. She brings her diverse experience and solid legal background to small and medium sized businesses. Her clients get excellent legal advice with the added benefit of someone who knows how things are done with a big retailer. It is a rare treat for small and medium-sized businesses to have access to someone with such a broad range and depth of knowledge and experience. I highly recommend her.


    Joshua Flynt Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Painter Law Firm PLLC

12750 Champion Forest Dr
Houston, TX, 77066


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas2014
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas magazine2013
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas2013
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas magazine2012
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South TexasPinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm PLLC)2012
Award of Distinction (for Painter Law Firm)Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas2011
Volunteer AwardHouston Northwest Chamber of Commerce2009
Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm)Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas2009
Award of Distinction (for Painter Law Firm)Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas2009
Pinnacle Award (for Painter Law Firm)Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas2007
Movers and ShakersHouston Southwest Chamber2003
Legislative Staff AwardMissouri Farm Bureau1999
Legislative Staff AwardNational Association of Wheat Growers1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPainter Law Firm PLLC2008 - Present
Director of International TradeWal-Mart Stores, Inc.2002 - 2007
AttorneyWal-Mart Stores, Inc.2001 - 2002
Legislative CounselUnited States Senate (John Ashcroft)1996 - 2000
Legal InternFederal District Court1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South TexasExecutive Committee2014 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationEditorial Board, Houston Lawyer magazine2013 - Present
CO+OPBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South TexasBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationProfessionalism Committee2011 - 2013
Organization for Women in International Trade, HoustonBoard Member2010 - 2011
Houston Northwest Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Houston Northwest Chamber of CommerceChair, Small Business Committee2009 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Houston Lawyer MagazineAll A-Twitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media2010
Interview in Business WeekProfits and Perils of Doing Business with Wal-Mart2009
University of Richmond Law ReviewRelations with Nonmarket Economies: Should Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 and the Jackson-Vanik Amendment be Revised or Repealed?1998
Federal Communications Law JournalLiberalized Telecommunications Trade in the WTO: Implications for Universal Service Policy1998
Virginia Environmental Law JournalWTO and NAFO Coalescence: A Pareto Improvement for Both Free Trade and Fish Conservation?1996
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and PolicyA Needed Move Away from the Arbitrariness of Maquila and NAFTA-related Toxic Harms1996
Florida Journal of International LawGATT 1994 Dispute Settlement: Sacrificing Diplomacy for Efficiency in the Multilateral Trading System?1995
Maryland Journal of International Law and TradeThe Applicability of NEPA to Trade Agreements: Law, Politics, or Economics?1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational BusinessLL.M - Master of Laws1998
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HBA Jury Service InitiativeJury Service2013
No Courts, No Justice, No FreedomNo Courts, No Justice, No Freedom2012
Politics and PolicyEffective Lobbing: Federal and State Levels2006
Services 2002: U.S. Trade Expansion ObjectivesDistribution Services2002
Import RegulationImpact of WTO Developments on Trade Practices2002
Globalization: Business and Human Resource Issues & AnswersManaging Labor Obligations in Cross-Border M&A2002
Agriculture Policy SummitTrade Expansion and Sanctions Reform2002
U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st CenturyReform of Humanitarian Sanctions2000
U.S.-Cuban RelationsImplications of Recent Legislation on U.S.-Cuba Trade2000
International Trade ForumTrade with Cuba and Other Sanctioned Countries2000
Continuing Legal Education, International TradeProspects for Trade with Cuba2000
Continuing Legal Education, International TradeNew Opportunities in China as a Member of the World Trade Organization2000
Continuing Legal Education, International TradeRecent Developments in the WTO: Negotiations and Dispute Settlement2000
Contemporary Agricultural Policy Lecture SeriesLegal Foundations of Trade with China and Cuba2000
Contracting with Foreign GovernmentsTelecommunications & Service Contracts Under New Provisions of the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)1999