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Darren P. McDowell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Dallas, TX

Fears Nachawati Law Firm
5489 Blair Rd
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-890-0711
Fax: 214-890-0712
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2011
Licensed in Texas Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Attorney Darren P. McDowell is a partner with Fears & Nachawati law firm, which has a main office in Dallas and seven satellite offices located across the U.S. A nationally ranked trial attorney, Mr. McDowell has more than 19 years of legal experience, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Asbestos and mesothelioma

·       Mass torts

·       Personal injury

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. McDowell has successfully handled numerous personal injury and toxic tort claims in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Among his most notable successes, he served as co-chair in a case against various equipment manufacturers and won a significant award for a plaintiff victim of testicular mesothelioma. A landmark verdict, it stands as one of the largest ever awarded in South Carolina for this kind of case, and it helped propel Mr. McDowell into the national spotlight as a leading litigator.

Honored for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. McDowell received a Top 100 Trial Lawyers designation from The National Trial Lawyers, and he has received recognition from the American Academy of Trial Attorneys along with many other top rankings from his peers. He has also earned numerous endorsements from other attorneys, and he has received many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1996 graduate of Austin College with a degree in Political Science, Mr. McDowell obtained his Juris Doctor in 1999 from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. The State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. McDowell is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas and Texas Trial Lawyers Associations, the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI


3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2011

About Darren P. McDowell

First Admitted: 2000, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board, Cafe Momentum


  • Lloyd S. Garvin, et al v. AGCO Corporation a/k/a Allis Chalmers Company et al


  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars listing from 2006-2009
  •  National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice 
  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas

Educational Background

  • Austin College, BS

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Practitioner Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; Certified Breath Testing Operator -- Intoxilyzer 5000
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Office Location for Darren P. McDowell

5489 Blair Rd
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 214-890-0711

Fax: 214-890-0712

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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