Ashley McDowell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Verner Brumley Mueller Parker PC
 | 4311 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-526-5234
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ashley Watkins McDowell is a partner at the Dallas law firm of Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker PC. Since joining the firm, Ms. McDowell has focused her career on assisting clients from North Texas who face complex family law matters. As the child of divorced parents, Ms. McDowell understands the toll divorce can take on families. Her compassionate approach to law and her reputation as a devoted child advocate, leads clients from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to her for help overcoming a variety of challenges, including the following:

• Divorce, including collaborative divorce
• Child-related matters, including child custody and support

Ms. McDowell began her legal career in 1998 after earning her law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law and her admission to the State Bar of Texas. Since law school, Ms. McDowell has continued to gain knowledge and skills. She has completed both collaborative law and mediation training, and she is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. In addition, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes her as a board-certified family law attorney.

Over the past nearly 20 years, Ms. McDowell has earned a reputation as one of Texas' leading family law attorneys, as evidenced by her "Very Good" rating from Avvo. Her excellent reputation has also made her a valued member of the legal community. She belongs to a number of organizations, including the Denton County Bar Association, the Collin County Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. In addition, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2011

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About Ashley McDowell

Admitted: 1998, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.vernerbrumley.com/attorney/ashley-w-mcdowell/

Honors and Awards:

  • Participated in mock trials, reaching quarterfinalist in the state competition and semifinalist in the national competition, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters and featured in Texas Monthly, 2014 - 2016
  • Texas Rising Stars of Family Law, Thomson Reuters and Featured in Texas Monthly, 2008 – 2009 and 2011
  • Vice President, Student Bar Association, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, 2016 - 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • Texas, 1998
  • CASA of Collin County, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member
  • Denton Bar Association, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Volunteer, 2005
  • Collin County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Father seeks custody of abandoned infant, September 3, 2013 / Child Custody
  • Protecting your kids during a Texas divorce, November 29, 2013 / Child Custody
  • How couples can communicate better to effectively co-parent, February 11, 2016 / Child Custody

Educational Background:

  • Texas Christian University, Mahors: Advertising and Public Relations, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
  • Office Location for Ashley McDowell

    4311 Oak Lawn Ave
    Suite 450
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Phone: 214-526-5234

     

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    Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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