Smith McDowell Ginn

Smith McDowell Ginn

When you find yourself facing complicated legal proceedings, put your trust in our team of detail-oriented attorneys.

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You can expect us to work tirelessly to provide you with exceptional service and outstanding legal representation. Whether you are being charged with a felony or just want to update your will, you can depend on us to be there for you.

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Main Office
Main Office
315 Gilmer Street
Sulphur Springs  TX  75482
  • 903-885-3116
Personal Injury
If you have been injured in a situation that could have been avoided or prevented entirely, don't hesitate a moment longer. Contact us immediately. You can rely on our tenacious attorneys to stand up for you.
Let us help you shoulder the burden
A serious, unexpected injury puts a large amount of stress and pressure on you, your family, and other loved ones. You don't have to go through it all alone. Put your trust in our diligent law professionals to support you every step of the way. You can depend on us to help you formulate an action plan that is appropriate to your situation.

William McDowell

William McDowell is a partner with the law firm of Smith, McDowell, Ginn in Sulphur Springs. He is admitted to practice before the United Sates Supreme Court, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court. He served as a past President of the Hopkins County Bar Association and served on the District 1A Grievance committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. His practice includes Social Security Disability law, Personal Injury, Family Law, Real Estate, Estates, and civil litigation. Mr. McDowell lives in Sulphur Springs, Texas and he and his wife have three grown children and seven grand children.

William Howard McDowell

Mr. McDowell received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990 and his law degree in 1993, both from Baylor University. Mr. McDowell has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is able to provide his clients truly exceptional criminal defense representation due to his advanced skills.

John C. Ginn

John C. Ginn is a partner with the law firm of Smith, McDowell, Ginn in Sulphur Springs. He has a general personal injury practice and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate. He has served as chairman of the District 1A Grievance Committee and is a past member of the Professionalism Committee of the State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and formerly served as a director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named to the top 100 trial attorneys in the state by The National Trial Lawyers for 2012 and 2013 and has been named a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly magazine for the past 9 consecutive years. He has also received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubble. As a graduate of Baylor University School of Law, he served as President of the Baylor Law Alumni Association in 2012-2013.  His practice includes catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex criminal and family law litigation. He is responsible for the largest injury jury verdict in Lamar County history.  Several of Mr. Ginn's case results have received statewide and national news coverage. He lives in Sulphur Springs, Texas and he and his wife have three grown children.