For Chelsie Ramos the practice of family law not only contains an element of public service, but she also maintains a personal and professional commitment to helping families. Chelsie has nearly 20 years of family law experience, including her recent tenure as a family court judge. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Associate Judge for the 246th Family District Court of Harris County, Texas. In her role as judge she learned the intricacies of the daily operation of the family court system and saw first-hand the sometimes complex, and often heart-wrenching issues that arise in family court. While serving as a family court judge, Chelsie also volunteered for Child Advocates, Inc., by training volunteers to represent the best interests of children in court.
Before taking the bench, Chelsie practiced with a boutique family law firm in Houston where she handled contested child custody cases as well as complex property issues. She is a prepared, zealous advocate who still understands the need to balance the delicate and sensitive aspects of a family law matter.
Throughout her career in family law, Chelsie has regularly served as a family law mediator. She obtained her mediation certification from Resolution Forum, Inc. while attending law school. Her time on the bench has given Chelsie another layer of invaluable experience to draw on in evaluating family law cases both for her mediation practice and in representing individual clients.
Chelsie not only holds a juris doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law, she was the youngest graduate in the history of South Texas at age 21. She was on the Dean’s Honor List, and served as legal intern for the First Court of Appeals and for the 247th Family District Court. Chelsie first began representing clients in family law matters through the legal externship program at South Texas College of Law’s Legal Clinic. It was through this experience that she discovered her true passion and began dedicating her legal profession to caring and advocating for families.
Chelsie’s strong family ties kept her close to her childhood home while she attended McNeese State University on academic and dance scholarships. She graduated Cum Laude from McNeese State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in Sociology. She also received the All-American Scholar Collegiate Award and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Top 10%), Pre-Law and Politics Society, MSU Ambassador, MSU Senator for Student Government Association, and MSU Cowgirl Kicker Dance Team.
She is a proud, devoted mother to her two daughters, and she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.