David Chowins

David Chowins

David Chowins is a family law and divorce attorney with over twenty years experience in practice. He established his own law practice in the Fall of 2000 after several years practicing with two of the nation's top law firms.    

"Don't try to be the best lawyer in Texas.  Instead, try to be the best lawyer each day, in each case, for each client.  That way your performance can be measured, learned from, and improved upon.  Trying to be the best lawyer period is simply an aspirational goal that can never be achieved and will do nothing to help one become a better attorney."

David Chowins

David focuses on divorce and family law which includes estate planning, guardianship law, and probate law.  These areas often include litigation of various types including, divorce and child custody cases, probate challenges, guardianship litigiation, among other types of cases.

David also serves as both Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian ad Litem where he is tasked by the court to represent parties that have a stake in the litigation but are not present or to advise the court as to the best interest of those who can not advocate for themselves such as minors, incapacitated persons and others who may not be in a position to advocate for their own best interests.   


Education

New York University School of Law
Master of Laws in Taxation, 1998

University of Tulsa College of Law
Juris Doctor, with honor, 1996

University of Missouri at Kansas City
Bachelor of Arts, 1992

Legal Experience

Chowins Law Firm 
Attorney at Law / Owner | Dallas, Texas metro area

Polsinelli White Vardeman & Shalton (predecessor to Polsinelli Shugart)
Associate Attorney | Kansas City, Missouri

Mayer Brown & Platt (predecessor to Mayer Brown)
Associate Attorney | Chicago, Illinois

Corley & Ganem
Law Clerk | Tulsa, Oklahoma

U.S. District Court (N.D. Okla) and U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Cir.)
Judicial Intern | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bar Admissions

Texas State Bar
Kansas State Bar
Missouri State Bar
New York State Bar
Illinois State Bar
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court of Kansas
U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri

Honors, Awards & Distinctions

Tulsa Law Review, Member & Production Editor
American Jurisprudence Award
Order of the Curule Chair
Outstanding Student in Taxation
Certificate in International Law

Affiliations Past & Present

Denton County Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
American Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
New York State Bar Association