Eileen Fowler was born Eileen McKenzie in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Charles H. Milby High School in 1965. After graduation, she worked as a legal secretary, then legal assistant, to Curt Faber & Associates from 1969 to 1979, when, after the retirement of Curt Faber, she moved to Victoria, Texas; after accepting employment with the Victoria County District Attorney's office.
In 1981, Eileen returned to Houston, Texas, to complete her college education at the University of Houston, Downtown Campus, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1983. Eileen applied for admission to South Texas College of Law, was accepted, and began her studies there in January, 1984.
Eileen worked full time for Lott & James, Attorneys, from 1981 until 1986, when she applied for employment with the Harris County District Clerk's office. She served as Relief Ancillary Clerk for Harris County for 7 months, and then accepted the opportunity to serve as Trial Coordinator for several District Court Judges until her graduation from law school. Throughout the years 1981 to 1988, Eileen worked full-time during the day, raised two boys as a single mother, and attended school at night.
Eileen Fowler received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in May, 1988. She sat for the Texas Bar exam in July, 1988, and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas on November 10, 1988.
Eileen completed her work for the District Court Judges on December 31, 1988, and began her legal practice January 1, 1989. She began concentrating her practice in land grant issues in 1990, and in 1992 with the councel of former District Court Judge Felix Salazar, Jr., Eileen began representing hundreds of heirs of one of the oldest and most famous land grants in South Texas. During the handling of that case, Eileen developed a strong affinity for land grant research and recovery, and by 1993, most of her practice was concentrated in Spanish and Mexican land grants in South Texas, and ‘los porciones’ on the Texas side the Rio Grande River.
Eileen has two sons and two young grandchildren, a girl and a boy. She bought a house on Galveston Bay in La Porte, Texas, in 2001, which she shares with her mother.
Eileen McKenzie Fowler has her law offices in La Porte, Texas, where she and her qualified staff serve the interests of many large family groups of heirs who have united in their efforts for recovery of property and/or mineral rights in South Texas.