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Charles Fowler is an associate in the Austin office of McKool Smith. Charles’ experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex litigation, including contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, antitrust, trademark, and patent matters. Before joining the firm, Charles was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harris L Hartz of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

As a law student, Charles was named grand chancellor (recognition for the highest GPA after two years, the only time students are individually ranked). He was a member of the Texas Law Review and the Chairperson of the Legal Research Board.  He also participated in the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic and served as a legal intern in the Antitrust Division of The Office of the Attorney General of Texas.


Representative Matters

  • Centego II LLC v. MetroSplash Systems Group Inc., et al. Represented minority owner of fuel-rewards business through jury trial of lawsuit involving claims and counterclaims for fraud, breach of representations and warranties, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Schermerhorn, et al. v. CenturyLink, et al. Represented CenturyLink through jury trial in defense of lawsuit involving securities-fraud and related claims brought by 64 investor plaintiffs in five discrete groups.
  • Canyon Ridge Resort LLC, et al. v. Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., et al. Represented hotel development firm through jury trial of lawsuit involving claims against investment bank for fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of contract.

Media & Events



  • "The Interplay of PTO Review & District Court Litigation," TexasBarCLE, 10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, ch. 14 (July 2014)
  • "The Economic Loss Rule and its Application to the Tort of Negligent Misrepresentation in Texas" 18 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 893 (2012)
  • "The New Gift Tax Audits: A Look at the Recent IRS Initiative to Identify Nonfilers Using State Property Records," Co-author, J. TAX PRAC. & PROC. (August-September 2011), at 39
  • "The Collateral Civil Tax Consequences of a Criminal Tax Conviction," Co-author, J. TAX PRAC. & PROC. (August-September 2010), at 15.


J.D., with highest honors, The University of Texas, 2012

  • Order of the Coif

B.B.A, magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, 2009

Court Admissions

  • Texas
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