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Cory Ray McDowell

Cory Ray McDowell

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate

About Me

My practice is focused on a variety of estate planning and probate matters in Midland Texas and the surrounding communities. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Probate: 50%
    7 years, 90 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    7 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Heather Lynn Horst

    I worked with Cory on an ancillary probate matter. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in explaining the process to our client in a way that was comprehensible.


    Heather Horst Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Tommy W. Hull

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Tommy Hull DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder, Inc.

550 West Texas Avenue #800
Midland, TX, 79701



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200808/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Scholastic Achievement AwardTexas Tech Law Partners2007
Jurisprudence Award - Academic Achievement in Business EntitiesTexas Tech University School Of Law2006
Jurisprudence Award - Academic Achievement in Criminal LawTexas Tech University School Of Law2006
Judge Lucias Bunton Memorial ScholarshipPermian Basin Area Foundation2006
Presidential ScholarshipTexas Tech University School of Law2005
Dean's ListTexas Tech University School of LawN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder, Inc.2015 - Present
AttorneyCOTTON BLEDSOE TIGHE & DAWSON, PC Attorneys at Law2008 - 2015
Law ClerkCOTTON BLEDSOE TIGHE & DAWSON, PC Attorneys at Law2007 - 2007
ExternshipTexas Tech HSC Office of Compliance2007 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Estate Planning & Probate Drafting CoursePlanning Committee2015 - 2015
Midland-Odessa Business and Estate CouncilPresident2013 - 2014
Midland-Odessa Business and Estate CouncilVice President2012 - 2013
Midland-Odessa Business and Estate CouncilNominating Comittee2011 - 2011
2012 Estate Planning Update Seminar ComitteeN/A2011 - 2011
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaVolunteer Instructor (Law Merit Badge)2010 - 2010
Midland-Odessa Business and Estate CouncilBoard of Directors - Attorney Director2010 - 2012
The College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
Midland-Odessa Business and Estate CouncilMember2009 - Present
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasClinic Volunteer2009 - 2011
Permian Basin Planned Giving CouncilBoard of Directors2009 - 2009
Midland County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Midland County Teen CourtVolunteer Judge2009 - 2010
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember2008 - Present
Midland County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Midland Business and Estate CouncilMember2008 - 2009
State Bar of TexasAdmitted to Practice2008 - Present
Texas Tech Lawyer MagazineStaff Writer2007 - 2007
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2007 - 2008
Roo Bar Association (Austin College graduates studying law)President2007 - 2008
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember2006 - Present
Roo Bar Association (Austin College graduates studying law)Vice President2006 - 2007
Phi Gamma Mu international honor societyMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of AnonymousObtained successful outcome for client after disappearance of spouse in foreign country

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Probate Process From Start to Finish ManualTax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters2015
Odessa AmericanBrown estate generous to local schools2011
Big Spring Herald"Sometimes The Gifts Keep Coming, Even After A Person's Gone" (Quoted in and contributed to article by Amanda Moreno2011
Permian Basin Area Foundation 2010 Annual ReportQuoted in Story on Building a Legacy2010
Midland Reporter-TelegramServing Midland - Nonprofit News (Quoted in Article by Kay Crites)2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech UniversityN/AM.S. - Personal Financial Planning2008
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Austin CollegeHistory/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Probate Process from Start to FinishTax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters2015
Permian Basin Chapter, Texas Society of CPAs CPE Seminar, Midland, TXDeath and Taxes Are Certain. NOT!! (Co-Presented with Bob Dawson)2011
Paralegal Association/Permian Basin Meeting, MIdland, TXSpotting Estate Planning And Probate Issues2010
NTCA Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar, Alpine, TXEstate Planning Survival Kit2010
Estate Planning Essentials Seminar, Midland, TXEstate Planning 1012010
District Relief Society General Women's Conference, Fort Stockton, TXEstate Planning Survival Kit2010