Cory McDowell

Cory McDowell

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Location:
Midland, Texas
Phone:
432-682-1616
Fax:
432-682-4884
Email:

Cory practices in the firm's Estate Planning and Probate Section. He is licensed to practice law in Texas.

Cory's practice focuses primarily on estate planning for individuals, special needs planning, and helping clients dealing with probate matters following the death of a loved one.  He also regularly assists attorneys in other states seeking an ancillary probate in Texas and New Mexico. 

Cory’s practice has served everyone from the young couple needing to name guardians for their first child to clients who would be considered to be extremely wealthy by any measure.  His clients have included various business owners, doctors, ranchers, executors, trustees, banks, veterinarians, relatives of individuals with special needs, educators, ministers, other attorneys, accountants, executives and other professionals in the oil industry, including engineers, etc.

Cory grew up in the Permian Basin and as a teenager and young adult spent time working in the oil fields surrounding Imperial, Texas.  He is active in the community and enjoys volunteering with local entities such as his church, Midland Independent School District, Midland College, Teen Court and Legal Aid.  Cory is often asked to speak on Estate Planning and Probate Issues. 

 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008
  • New Mexico, 2016
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 2008
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Awards for Superior Academic Achievement
    • Honors: Texas Tech Law Partner's Scholastic Achievement Award
    • Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: President, Roo Bar Association
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • M.S. - 2008
    • Major: Personal Financial Planning
  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas
    • B.A. cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: Pi Gamma Mu
    • Major: History/ Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Superior Academic Achievement in Business Entities & Criminal Law
  • Texas Tech Law Partner's Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Midland Magazine’s 20 Under 40, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • First Baptist Church Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council, former President
  • Planned Giving Council of the Permian Basin, Served on Board of Directors
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Midland County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Midland County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, P.C., 2008 - 2015

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Gamma Mu