Salma Charania

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Salma Charania was born in Karachi, Pakistan on November, 22 and since 2002 has been residing in Houston, Texas. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2015.

Salma graduated from the University of Houston from Bauer College of Business with a BBA in Accounting and Finance. After graduating from college, Salma became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for one of the big four, globally recognized accounting firms. She then earned her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in May, 2015 and graduated in the Top 15% of her class. During law school, Salma participated in the Leroy Jeffers Memorial Moot Court Competition and was a member of the South Texas Law Review. She represented South Texas in the moot court competition and was recognized for her advocacy achievements as she earned a semi-finalist position. Additionally, Salma highlighted her legal research and writing skills in her published South Texas Law Review Case Note.  Throughout law school, Salma worked in diverse environments and gained legal experience with a judicial clerkship, complex business litigation internship, and as an in-house contract attorney.

After graduating from law school, Salma started her legal career in the field of tax consulting where she identified research and development tax credits for small to medium sized business in various industries.

Salma primarily practices in general defense litigation, focusing on insurance defense and personal injury litigation.

Legal Education:

  • South Texas College of Law – J.D. 2015
    • South Texas Law Review
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award® – Legal Research & Writing II
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award® – Property Law II
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award® – Professional Responsibility
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award® – Contract Building Blocks
  • University of Houston – BBA in Accounting and Finance
    • Dean’s List


  • Discriminate Arbitration: How the Federal District Court’s Decision in Fernandes v. Dillard’s, Inc. Shows that Title VII Must be Unarbitrable.

Certifications & Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association