Mrs. McDowell was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. After attending Law School at Universidad Regional del Norte in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, she married an American citizen and moved to the United States. She continued her studies in the United States and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a major in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies.
After going through the immigration process herself, Mrs. McDowell became truly interested in immigration law. In 2006, she moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, School of Law, where she participated in the Civil Law Clinic and provided free legal representation to the indigent in the community. She also served as the Vice President of the Immigration Law Student Association and Vice President of the Texas Tech International Law Society. She graduated from Texas Tech University, School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2008.
At the Law Office of Gilda McDowell, you will feel at ease. With her ability to speak English and Spanish fluently, she can work with you directly and without the need of interpreters or translators. This allows her to provide the focused expertise and skilled representation you truly deserve. She naturally infuses compassion and empathy to her clients, making it easier for her to relate to her client’s current situation.
In 2009, Mrs. McDowell was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association, as well as the Lubbock Area Bar Association since 2009.