Andrew McAlester

Andrew McAlester

As a Founding Member of Mims, Ballew, Hollingsworth, Andrew brings significant experience representing a wide range of clients in Family, Civil, Probate and Criminal Proceedings. Licensed in Texas and Oklahoma, Andrew spent 8 years practicing north of the Red River before deciding to return home to North Texas in 2018.

Andrew graduated with Honor from the University of Tulsa College of Law 2010. He began his legal career as a Prosecutor in the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.

Additionally, prior to entering private practice, Andrew gained valuable Real Property and Mineral Rights experience as an in-house Landman for a major independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Andrew has fought for and won cases for clients in courthouses across most of Western Oklahoma.

Prior to attending law school, Andrew received bachelors degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Austin. In his downtime, Andrew enjoys attending UT games with his wife Christin, finding DIY projects on youtube, and recreating meals from his travels across America and Europe.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar
  • Texas Exes – Tarrant County
  • UNT Alumni Association – Tarrant County

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW 

  • Degree: Juris Doctor, with honors – May 2010
  • Honors and Activities:
  • Dean’s Honor Roll – Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Evidence Workshop
  • Board of Advocates
  • President – Democratic Law Society
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Public Interest Law Society
  • Member – Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Inn of Court – 2009-2010, 2010-2011

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS 

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts, with honors – August 2006
  • Major: International Studies
  • Honors and Activities:
  • President’s List – University of North Texas
  • Dean’s List – University of North Texas

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts – August 2004
  • Major: History
  • Honors and Activities:
  • President’s List – University of North Texas
  • Dean’s List – University of North Texas

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • BEAL LAW FIRM – 2019-Present Family Law
  • Decker Poole, PLLC – Fort Worth, TX, 2018-2019 Civil Litigation – Family Law
  • Bays Law Firm, PC – Oklahoma City, OK, 2015-2018 Civil Litigation – Family Law
  • Andrews Davis, PC – Oklahoma City, OK, 2014-2015 Civil Litigation
  • Chaparral Energy – Oklahoma City, OK, 2013-2014  Oil and Gas Curative
  • Chesapeake Energy – Oklahoma City, OK, 2012-2013  Oil and Gas Law
  • Tulsa County District Attorney – Tulsa, OK, 2011-2012  Criminal Law – Civil Child Advocacy Law