Charles H. Newman

Charles H. Newman has practiced law in Texas since 1969. He is board certified in Residential Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Charles is a frequent speaker on real estate related matters to professional groups in real estate and lending communities.

Mr. Newman graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1966 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1969. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969 and admitted to practice before the US District Court, Northern District of Texas in 1971.

In 1972, he became manager of Service Title Company and then Senior Vice President at Rattikin Title Company. In 1978, he founded Trinity Title Company which later became Trinity-Western Title Company, head-quartered in Fort Worth.

Mr. Newman is a member of the Texas Land Title Association, State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, and Tarrant County Bar Association.

James F. Lawler, Jr.

James F. Lawler, Jr. limits his practice to the area of real estate law. He graduated from St. Edward's University in 1968 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration-Accounting. After serving in the US Navy, he attended the University of Texas School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974.

He began his law practice as a partner of O'Rourke, Lawler & Coleman in Houston, Texas. Three years later, he became Wise County manager and examination department manager for Rattikin Title Company in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1979, he was named Senior Vice President of Trinity Title Company which later became Trinity-Western Title Company, head-quartered in Fort Worth.

Mr. Lawler is a member of the Texas Land Title Association, State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association and a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow. Not certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Christopher A. Baca

Christopher A. Baca was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After serving in the United States Navy, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Amberton University in Garland. He then proceeded to earn his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law.

Mr. Baca brings years of mortgage and financial institution compliance experience. He previously worked for such companies such as Goldman Sachs, Weaver and CrossCheck Compliance. In addition, he was General Counsel for the California division of BDF Law Group, a law firm affiliated with the Addison-based foreclosure trustee NDeX. Chris’ primary responsibility was the oversight of the company’s residential mortgage default servicing compliance, internal processes, and litigation.

Mr. Baca is a certified Texas Real Estate Commission instructor and frequent speaker on real estate and compliance matters to professional groups in real estate and lending communities. He is currently admitted to practice law in the states of Texas, California and Indiana. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar College, Dallas Bar Association, Flower Mound Bar Association, Denton County Bar Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Fort Worth Mortgage Bankers Association, Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, National Mortgage Bankers Association, Texas Land Title Association, and many other associations. Not certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization.