Stanley R. McWilliams, Partner

Stan’s practice includes banking, probate and real estate. His real estate practice involves residential as well as commercial sales and closings. Through his nearly 50 years of practice, Stan has closed many thousands of real estate transactions. His banking and finance experience gives an added dimension to his real estate practice.

Bar Admissions:-

      • Texas, 1972
      • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1974


      • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1972, J.D.
      • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1969, B.A., Major: Government

Professional Associations and Memberships:-

      • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1972, J.D.
      • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1969, B.A., Major: Government
      • Rotary – Past President & Director
      • Jaycees – Past President & Director
      • Texas Young Lawyers Association – Past Director
      • McKinney Symphony Orch. – Past Director
      • McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission – Past Chairman
      • East Texas Bar Association – Past President
      • McKinney Economic Development Corporation – Vice-Chair
      • Fraternities/Sororities: Phi Alpha Delta

Stan was born in 1947 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and grew up in White Settlement, where he graduated from Brewer High School. He met his wife of 50 years, Patty, while at law school in Lubbock. The couple moved to McKinney in 1972 when Stan joined the law firm of Orr & Abernathy, which had been in continuous existence in McKinney since the 19th century. Stan and Patty raised two children, Tim and Elizabeth, in McKinney. Stan and Patty are active in the community and are long-time members of First United Methodist Church of McKinney. When not in the office, you can usually find Stan at his ranch down in Lamkin, Texas. Stan and Patty are proud grandparents of 3 boys and 2 girls, all of whom live locally.

Tim R. McWilliams, Partner

Tim’s practice focuses primarily on transactional real estate law, particularly in the area of title insurance, where Tim serves as an Escrow Officer for Capital Title of Texas, the largest independent title company in the United States. Prior to joining McWilliams & McWilliams, Tim practiced trial law at Mayo Mendolia & Vice in Willow Park, Texas for 5 years.

Bar Admissions:-

      • Texas, 2008
      • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010


      • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law), Fort Worth, TX, 2008, J.D.
      • Texas Wesleyan University, B.B.A., 2005
      • Texas Christian University, Major: Finance (Real Estate)


      • Delta Tau Delta
      • Delta Theta Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships:-

      • State Bar of Texas 2008-
      • Tarrant County Bar Association 2008-2013
      • Parker County Bar Association, 2008-2013 Vice-President, 2010; President, 2011; Treasurer, 2012
      • First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, TX  Finance Committee, 2012-2013
      • First United Methodist Church, McKinney, TX Board of Trustees; 2017-2020; Chairman 2019-2020
      • Eldorado Home Owners Association, McKinney, TX Vice President, 2015-2017
      • McKinney Historic Preservation Advisory Board, McKinney, TX, 2020- ; Vice-chair 2021-
      • Kiwanis International, McKinney, TX, 2020- ; Director, 2021-
      • Texas Monthly Top Attorneys in Texas Rising Stars 2020, 2021

Born and raised in McKinney, Tim enjoyed growing up in a small town that grew from about 25,000 in the early 80s to about 60,000 by the turn of the century, to about 200,000 by 2020. After graduating from McKinney High School in 2000, Tim attended Texas Christian University for a couple of years and transferred to Texas Wesleyan University to play college baseball for coach Mike Jeffcoat. With a degree in business management, he headed to law school in Fort Worth at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law). After graduation in 2008, Tim married Erika, his college sweetheart, and began practicing trial law with a small firm in Parker County, where he cut his teeth in county, district, and federal courtrooms across north Texas. The young family moved to McKinney in 2013, where they now raise their three kids, Crawford, Ansley, and Scarlett, all of whom attend McKinney Christian Academy. In 2017, Tim and Erika purchased a 115-year-old house in McKinney’s historic downtown district, and they completed its restoration in 2019. Tim enjoys hunting, skiing, road trips (where he does all the driving), working in his lawn and garden, coaching little league baseball, serving his church and community, and taking care of the family’s cat (Shelby) and two dogs (Millie & Teddy).