Ashley Watkins McDowell has spent nearly 20 years practicing law. For the last twelve years, she has focused her practice solely on assisting clients navigate complex family law matters. As the child of divorced parents, Ashley understands the toll that divorce can take on families. Her compassionate approach to divorce, custody and complex property matters leads clients to hire her for representation to navigate the challenges of divorce, child support, custody matters and the division of complex marital estates. Her substantial, relative experience and special competence place her in the top 10% of Texas attorneys to become Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In 2018, Ashley was named a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national academy of “Fellows” that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law including divorce and child custody decisions.

A native Dallasite, Ashley graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Advertising/Public Relations in 1993. She went on to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law and graduated in 1998 in the top 15% of her class. Ashley lives in Dallas with her husband, a fellow attorney, and their two children and is involved in numerous community activities.

Prior to co-founding Turner McDowell PLLC, Ashley was a partner of Verner Brumley Mueller Parker, P.C., and a shareholder of KoonsFuller, P.C.

i use my ability to see the big picture to help my clients reach an agreement that benefits the entire family.