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Maria Lowry

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Maria LowryAttorney Maria Lowry represents clients in difficult life circumstances or planning for life changes. Many of these are family law matters, focusing on, divorce, adoptions, child custody and support, modifications of custody and support orders, and pre- and post- nuptial agreements. A portion of her practice is also devoted the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives, as well as assisting clients in probate administration or obtaining guardianship of incapacitated relatives. Ms. Lowry is able to compassionately guide you through these difficult times while fighting for your rights.

Ms. Lowry completed her undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin, and earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. Ms. Lowry also contributes her time and talent to many volunteer organizations. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Lowry was a classroom teacher for several years. Her experience and training working with children, as well as her ability to understand their needs, add depth and insight to her work with families going through difficult times.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2008
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • Bachelor of Science, Applied Learning and Development, 1994
    • Bachelor of Arts, English, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Family Law Section
    • Pro Bono College
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
      • Member 2006 – present
      • Director 2019-20, President’s Award 2019
    • Membership Committee
      • Member 2021-22
    • County Law Library Committee
      • Family Law Section representative
      • Co-chair 2020-21, 21-22; President’s Award 2021
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee
      • Chair, Wellness Sub-Committee 2020-21
      • Committee member 2019-20, President’s Award
    • Literacy Committee, 2015-19
      • Co-chair 2018-19, President’s Award 2019
      • Member 2016-19
    • LegaLines volunteer, ongoing
    • Judicial Polls Committee 2019-20
    • Bench-Bar Committee 2019-20
    • Dispute Resolution Center volunteer mediator
    • Habitat for Humanity Committee, 2011-2013
    • TeachTexas Committee 2016
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court
    • Member 2014 – present
    • Team Leader 2018-20, 2020-22
    • Achieving Excellence compliance 2021-22
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow 2022 to present
  • Family Bar of Fort Bend member
  • Association of Women Attorneys

Community

  • Houston Chronicle Reader’s Poll “Best Family Law Firm” 2021
  • Houston Bar Association – multiple volunteer roles
  • Junior League of Austin 1996 – 2000
    • Served on and lead community service placements
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program – representing pro bono clients
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