Charles L. Daugherty

Charles L. Daugherty joined Ford + Bergner LLP in 2016, bringing with him an extensive background in real estate, construction, commercial and business litigation.  For nearly fourteen years, Mr. Daugherty has successfully represented local and national clients in state courts, federal courts, appellate courts and arbitration proceedings.  He has prosecuted and defended a wealth of litigation matters, including matters concerning general business disputes, partnership disputes, contract disputes, property tax matters, employment issues, insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims, consumer transactions, mechanic’s liens, construction defect claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, termination of contract issues, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act violations, defamation and fraud matters.

In addition to the above, Mr. Daugherty has appeared in district courts in counties throughout Texas, including Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Dallas, Bexar, Travis, Williamson and Brazos counties, among others.  At Ford Bergner, LLP, Mr. Daugherty utilizes his extensive litigation background to effectively and efficiently handle the contested matters that arise in the context of probate.


Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.


Ford+Bergner LLP

  • 700 Louisiana Street
  • 48th Floor
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • T: 713.260.3926
  • F: 713.260.3903
  • 901 Main St.
  • 33rd Floor
  • Dallas, TX 75202
  • T: 214.389.0887
  • F: 214.389.0888
Areas of Practice:
Probate & Trust Litigation
Estate Tax & Planning
Probate Administration
Guardianship Litigation
University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Business Administration

Recent Publications

How to Get Away With Breaching Your Fiduciary Duties

— It is often said that financial powers of attorney can be useful and inexpensive tools by which third parties are allowed to carry on the financial affairs of incapacitated persons. While the prior statement is true, powers of attorney also grant broad and sweeping powers that can be misused.

It's Going to be OK: Transition to the New Estates Code

— The Texas Probate Code will be replaced in 2014 with the Estates Code - a newer model that promises to be more accessible, more understandable, and more usable. While the Estates Code is one of the biggest things to happen in Texas probate law in over a half century, here are a few tips to help your transition to the new Code.