Faye Gordon

Faye Gordon

Sole Practitioner
Angleton, Texas


Faye Gordon has been a resident of Brazoria County since 1977, and was a schoolteacher with the Brazosport Independent School District from 1978-1985.

Faye Gordon received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Jarvis Christian College and began teaching at the Brazosport Independent School District in 1977. She earned a Master's of Public Administration from Texas Southern University in 1982. In 1988 she obtained a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  She was Comment's Editor for the Thurgood Marshall Law Review.

Faye has been practicing law in Brazoria County since 1989. She interned with the Brazoria County District Attorney's office and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
She served as president of the Brazoria County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association  in 1995; the Brazoria County Women's Bar in 1996; and Board of Directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association. She is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She has remained active in civic organizations serving on the board of directors of:  The Angleton Greater Chamber of Commerce; The Brazoria County Women's Center; and The Brazoria Chapter of the American Red Cross; Brazoria County Food Pantry; the United Way of Brazoria County and Campus Advisory Frontier Elementary.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority a National as well as International Public Service Organization.

She has been married 40 years to Terry D. Gordon, a retired employee of Dow Chemical and community civic leader.  They have two adult children.

The Gordons are active members of First Missionary Baptist Church in Angleton, Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Probate & Estate Planning

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board certified in family law by the Texas board of legal specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2000


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Law Review: Thurgood Marshall Law Review, 1986 - 1988
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
    • Masters Degree - 1982
    • Major: Public Administration
  • Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Education

Published Works

  • Constitutional Law - Due Process - Filing of Objections to Magistrate's Recommendation, A Condition Precedent to Appellate Review, 106 S.Ct. 466, Thomas v. Arn, Thurgood Marshall Law Review, Vol. 12-1, 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award, 2005
  • Citizen of the Year - Omega Psi Phi, 1997 - 1998
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Appellate Litigation, 1986
  • Barron Award, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist
  • Texas Gulf Coast Family Law Specialist
  • Brazoria County Headstart, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County, Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Greater Angleton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Brazoria County Food Pantry, Past President
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Brazoria County Womens Bar Association, Past President, 2004
  • Brazoria County Criminal Defense Bar, Past President
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Brazoria County Bar Association, Member
  • Brazoria County Womens Center, Board of Directors
  • Brazoria County United Way, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004

Past Employment Positions

  • Brazosport, Teacher, 1977 - 1985
  • Aramco Oil Company, Buyers Assistant, 1975 - 1977
  • Brazoria County District Attorney's Office, Intern, 1988 - 1989
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Intern, 1987


  • Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
  • Phi Delta Phi