Charley Prine is an accomplished attorney with almost two decades of legal experience in family, probate, and real estate law. In 2011, Judge Sheri Dean appointed Charley as an Associate Judge in the 309th Family District Court. A Texas native, Charley grew up in El Paso where he earned a BS in Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and later obtained his Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Active in the legal community, Charley is a member of the Texas State Bar, the Houston Bar Association and the Family Law Sections of both organizations. Additionally, he is a member of the Houston Northwest Collaborative Family Law Professionals and Houston Northwest Bar Association and the Texas Family Law Foundation, as well as the Texas Supreme Court Harris County Children Protective Services Task Force and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Charley is a frequent lecturer on legal topics, and has had the distinction to present lectures concerning various topics such as the Rules of Civil Procedures, the rules by which litigants must try their case, Enforcement actions, Mediation, Minority participation in the legal process and how to maintain a successful law practice.
Charley brings strong Republican credentials to the table. He has been active in politics since graduating from high school. He has only missed one Republican precinct convention since 1982, and has been a delegate to most of the County, Senate, and State Conventions since that time. His prior experience includes managing Congressman Phil Gramm’s district office, and implementing the Republican National Committee’s grassroots plan for President Reagan’s reelection effort in an eight state region. His RNC efforts saw increases in local elections in all eight states that he oversaw, including assisting the Texas GOP implementing a plan which resulted in the greatest increase in Republicans members of the Texas House and Senate since reconstruction.
The year 1986 was not a good year for Republicans nationally, but the region that Charley oversaw was able to buck the national trend and increased Republican strength in both the State and Federal offices . Charley left work at the RNC to focus on his law practice after President George H.W. Bush was elected to the Presidency. He continues to be active in the Republic party, and is a member of National Republican Lawyers Association, the Harris County Leadership Council, the Downtown Pachyderms, and Cherry Tree Republicans.
Charley married his high school sweetheart in 1978 after she graduated from college. They have two children, Jennifer Wren who is a Band Director in the Klein School District and Rebekah Prine, a rocket scientist involved with work on the International Space Station.