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McDowell, Thomas C.
940 N. Main Wichita, KS
Phone: 316-448-6314 / 888-542-3954
Fax: (316) 269-3797


Current Employment Position(s)


Lawyer Overview

"Putting Children First"

No matter what your needs, if they involve children, young and old alike, we are here to serve you. From adoptions and guardianships to wills and estate planning, McDowell Chartered serves every aspect of law that involves children, whether they are minors or adults.

We are a service-oriented law firm and recognize that your needs are important and whatever they may be, we are here to help you. Many times legal problems can be eliminated just by asking the right questions and being able to obtain the correct legal advice. That's why we offer initial legal consultations at a reduced rate from our regular hourly rate.

Our marvelous support staff and state of the art computerized legal research capabilities ensure that your questions will be answered promptly.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Business Organizations
  • Criminal Law, DUI & Traffic
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Juvenile - Child in Need of Care
  • Juvenile - Criminal
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Wills & Trusts
30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Business Organizations, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Juvenile Crimes, Traffic Violations, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Trusts, Wills, Family Law, Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Estate Administration


Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, 1990 - 1991 (Treasurer)
  • Midian Shrine, 1987 - Present (Member)

Honors and Awards

  • Boeing Operation Eagle Award (Maximum Award), 1988

Past Employment Positions

  • Tulsa Public Schools - Transportation, Computer Dept. Manager, 1988 - 1990
  • Boeing Computer Services, Computer Systems Analyst, 1984 - 1988


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1991
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, 1988
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Human Resource Management

Ancillary Businesses

  • Kansas Lawyer Information System -

Published Works

  • Computer Software Copyright & its Complexities: How Deep into the Program Should Copyright Protection Extend?, ASCAP Award, (Nathan Burtan Memorial Competition), 1991