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Rebecca Tillery Rowan

Rebecca Tillery Rowan

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Dallas Board Certified

Rebecca Rowan’s specialty is family law appeals. She is one of KoonsFuller’s finest appellate attorneys representing appeals in all areas of family law. “A client in a family law dispute allows me to utilize many different areas of the law, including elements of real estate law, tax law and on some occasions even criminal law.”

Rebecca Rowan is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Her compassion and thorough preparation have won her a place on the list of the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars in family law published by Thomson Reuters and featured also in Texas Monthly magazines.

After clerking for KoonsFuller during law school, Ms. Rowan joined the firm in 2007 as an associate attorney in the Dallas office. Having grown up in the Plano area, Ms. Rowan enjoys using her extensive knowledge of both Dallas County and Collin County to serve a wide range of clientele. Even though she is known as an appellate attorney, Rebecca Rowan represents individuals from all over the state and enjoys the challenge that comes with such a far-reaching practice.

Known as an Appellate Attorney

While at KoonsFuller, Ms. Rowan has built a thriving appellate practice and has become known as a go to appellate attorney in Texas. That gives her a special edge in family law. “Working on an appeal and being known as an appellate attorney, allows me the chance to help shape the law in our state while also honing my persuasive writing and speaking skills,” she says.

Ms. Rowan recently successfully argued an appeal before the Texas Supreme Court. The case, Milner v. Milner, is a contest over property division.

Ms. Rowan earned a bachelor of business administration in finance at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 with a concentration in accounting. After college, she worked as a financial analyst for a global business services company.

Rebecca Rowan’s proficiency in understanding a business entity’s financial statements and operating documents can be crucial in complicated cases where the characterization or valuation of a closely-held business comes into play.

On October 16, 2014 Ms. Rowan spoke about family law appeals for the Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section. She provided insight on family law appeals and a general understanding of the process. The paper below is provided by: Attorney Georganna L. Simpson and Rebecca Rowan.

Download Paper Here:
Family Law Appeals  

SELECTED APPELLATE CASES:

  • In Re Office of the Attorney General, —S.W.3d—, 2013 WL 854785 (Tex. 2013)
  • Milner v. Milner, 361 S.W.3d 615 (Tex. 2012)
  • In re L.C.L., —S.W.3d—, 2013 WL 1277879 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2013, no pet. h.)
  • In re D.J.E., 2013 WL 594021 (Tex. App. – Waco 2013, no pet. h.)
  • Bruce v. Elliott, 2012 WL 260025 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2012, no pet.)
  • Sink v. Sink, 364 S.W.3d 340, (Tex. App. – Dallas 2012, no pet.)
  • Halleman v. Halleman, 379 S.W. 3d 443 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2012, no pet.)
  • In re Marks, 2011 WL 4824287 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2011, orig. proceeding)
  • In re Nickelberry, 2010 WL 5019270 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2011, orig. proceeding)
  • In re Marriage of Collier, —S.W.3d—, 2011 WL 13504 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2011, no pet.)
  • In re Halleman, 2011 WL 5247882 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2011, orig. proceeding)
  • Milner v. Milner, 360 S.W.3d 519 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2010),
  • aff’d on other grounds by Milner v. Milner, 361 S.W.3d 615 (Tex. 2012)
  • In re Honermann-Garinger, 2010 WL 4644464 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2010, orig. proceeding)
  • In re Gladney Center, 2010 WL 2105872 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2010, orig. proceeding)
  • In re E.A.E., 2010 WL 3618707 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2010, no pet.)
  • Roan v. Roan, 2010 WL 4260974 (Tex. App. – Austin 2010, no pet.)
  • In re Marriage of Hughes, 2009 WL 1491866 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2009, no pet.)
  • In re T.H., 2008 WL 4831374 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2008, no pet.)

Ms. Rowan earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 2007. Selected for the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team for two years in a row. Before she was even known as an appellate attorney, she won Best Appellant Brief in 2006 and members of the faculty selected her as a National Member of the Order of the Barristers in 2007.

Since graduating from law school, she has authored and co-authored numerous articles on family law and appeals. She has given many speeches to various law groups about being an appellate attorney.

Ms. Rowan is a member of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA), Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Collin County Young Lawyers (CCYLA), Family Law Section of the DBA, Appellate Law Section of the DBA, American Bar Association, and the College of the State Bar of Texas.

She was recently selected for the 2012 DAYL Leadership Class. She shows leadership in the greater legal community with her roles within the Leadership Class, the Dallas Bar Association Legal Lines Committee, and serving as the 2012 Co-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Admissions and Membership Committee.


  • University of Texas at Austin (2003)
  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D. (2007)
Admissions:
  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Collin County Young Lawyers (CCYLA)
  • Family Law Section of the DBA
  • Appellate Law Section of the DBA
  • American Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Honors/Accreditations:

  • Texas Super Lawyers
    • Texas Rising Stars (2012-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2016)
  • Board Certified in Family Law
  • Best Lawyers
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