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With more than four decades practicing law, Craig Fowler is one of the most respected  lawyers practicing family law in North Texas. He is an experienced and aggressive family lawyer who is passionate about protecting the rights of his clients. He handles complex family law matters, often involving millions of dollars in property.


Mr. Fowler spent ten years as a Family Court District Judge in Dallas County, in the 255th District Court from 1998-2007. He is Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1975. He has represented hundreds of family law clients. His background includes jury trials, and appearances in the Court of Appeals and before the Texas Supreme Court.



Mr. Fowler was one of the founding attorney’s in the area of alternative dispute resolution. He was one of the very first lawyers to become a mediator, and has taught mediation classes to other lawyers and professionals since 1990.



His depth of experience in the adversary system gives him a unique insight into the impact of this system on children and families and equips him with unique versatility. This enables Mr. Fowler to handle any particular case according to the desires of the client, whether it is by trial, negotiated settlement, mediation or the collaborative process.



Having the knowledge and experience to handle the most complex issues in family law today, Mr. Fowler offers creative alternatives to the uncertainty of a courtroom resolution. He believes in thorough preparation of each case which gives his clients the best chance for a favorable outcome – either by settlement, early resolution or contested trial.



He is committed to the principles of civility, professionalism, ethics and legal excellence. Mr. Fowler was the founding President of the Annette Stewart American Inn of Court and in 2004 and received its highest honor of selection to the Serjeants Inn. He has lectured frequently on various family law matters to a variety of professional organizations.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    41 years
  2. Mediation: 10%
    33 years
  3. Probate: 5%
  4. Wills: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Smith Morris

    I endorse this lawyer. Craig Fowler is a tough, experienced, and intelligent attorney. His understanding of the law from years of practice and as a family court judge, is invaluable to any family law matter.


    Robert Morris Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Holmes, Diggs & Eames

1517 Centre Place Ste. 300
Denton,, TX, 76205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 196501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Judicial Pro Bono ServiceDallas Bar Association2003
Outstanding Judicial Pro Bono ServiceDallas Bar Association2001
Meritorious Pro Bono Service AwardDallas Bar Association1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHammerle Finley Law Firm2007 - Present
Family Court District Judge255th District Court, Dallas County1998 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2000 - Present
American Inns of CourtPresident2000 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember2000 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1965 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EDDOWES V. OSWALDInjunction granted by trial court.
HAMMOND V. City of DallasAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
AspatoreInside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Texas2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HoustonN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1965
Texas Christian UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
View From the BenchFamily Law1998
Mediation in the Family CourtsMediation1991
Handling Pre-judgment Custody, Attachment, Abuse and Threats to ChildFamily Law1989