Thomas C. McDowell

Thomas C. McDowell

Thomas C. McDowell

Wichita, Kansas
(316) 269-3797

“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

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

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


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1991
  • Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
    • B.S. (Cum Laude) – 1988
    • Major: Human Resource Management

Published Works

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

Honors and Awards

  • Boeing Operation Eagle Award (Maximum Award), 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Treasurer, 1990 – 1991
  • Midian Shrine, Member, 1987 – Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Ancillary Businesses

  • Kansas Lawyer Information System –

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