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Hello, if you are in need, I would like to be your attorney.  The following is a brief history of the things that led me to where I am today.


I was born and raised in a small Texas border town, called Del Rio. After graduating from Del Rio High School, I moved to the big city of Lubbock and attended, then graduated from Texas Tech with a major in history and a minor in anthropology.

Looking for a change in my life, I spent some time in the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area working various jobs, including insurance adjusting. Many of the claims I adjusted involved lawyers. It seemed nobler to represent clients, instead of insurance companies and I thought I could best represent those clients as an attorney.

I was accepted by, and Graduated from Western State University School of Law at San Diego in 1980. Passing the State Bar of California in 1981, I worked for myself until 1985, when I decided to move back to my roots in Texas.

My time in California opened my eyes to different people and different cultures. People in Texas and California are more alike than they are different. Both states are filled with mostly good people.

In 1985, I started working for a small law firm in Del Rio, Texas. While there, I learned the ins and outs of running a general law practice with an emphasis on personal injury. In 1988, I got married to Vanessa, moved to the DFW Metroplex, and started a job with the old Hyatt Legal Services. Soon after, we had, Jack, our first of our two children.

At Hyatt, I continued to practice general law, with a heavy emphasis on family law. In 1990, I purchased my office from Mr. Hyatt, and I became self-employed again.  I have been operating as a self-employed attorney ever since.

I have handled thousands of cases over the years. My staff and I strive to provide the best, and most efficient service available. We feel that our practice of law is our calling from God, and that we must be as good in this practice as we humanly can be.

If you want competent, experienced legal representation, please come by one of our two offices serving Dallas and Tarrant Counties. We will make you feel welcome, and it would be an honor to have you come in, meet us, and allow us to handle your legal issue


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Wills: 20%
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%



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Law Office of Dwain Downing

1144 W Pioneer Pkwy
Suite B
Arlington, TX, 76013


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Downing vs. GullyRuling for the Defendant
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawN/AN/A1980