Tatum & McDowell
Attorneys at Law
The Attorneys of Tatum & McDowell
Practice Areas: Taxation; Probate Law; Estate Planning; Business Law; Corporate Law; Wills; Trust Law; Corporate General Counsel Services; Administrative Law; Business Law and Entities; Business Acquisitions.
Born Muskogee, Oklahoma, May 7, 1943; admitted to bar, 1968, Oklahoma; 1971, U.S. Claims Court and U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1972, New Mexico and U.S. Supreme Court; 1992, Texas. Education: University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1965; J.D., 1968); Southern Methodist University (LL.M in Taxation, 1981). Phi Alpha Delta. Vice-President and Director, Executive Committee, Curry County United Way, 1972-1978. Member, New Mexico Corrections Commission, 1977-1980. President and Director, Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 1982— Member: Curry County (Vice-President, 1973-1974; President, 1975-1976), Oklahoma Bar Association; American Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico (Director, Section of Taxation); State Bar of Texas. [B. Gen., JAGC, USAF and USAFR, 1968—2001 (Retired)]. Reported Cases: Brummond v. First National Bank of Clovis v. Ishwarbhai Patel et al., NMSC. Ct., 99 N.M. 221, 656 P.2d 884 (1983) also reported at 45 A.L.R. 4th 403.
Practice Areas: family law; including divorce, alimony, separation and adoption, personal injury law, bankruptcy law, litigation, debtor creditor law, domestic relations law, and general counsel.
Jim was admitted to the bar in 1981 in New Mexico.  He received his education from the University of New Mexico where he got his B.B.A. in Accounting and his J.D. in 1981.  He served as a member of the Curry County Treasurer from 1983-1984, and President 1984-1985. He is also a member of the American Bar Associations, State Bar of New Mexico and New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. He is BV Peer Review Rated.