Robert C. Cowan, Jr.
Bob Cowan, Jr. was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received a Vice Presidential and a Congressional Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Bob received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University where he majored in Personnel Management. He went on to receive his law degree from St. Mary’s Law School. He has also been certified as a Mediator by The Attorney Mediator Institute in Dallas, Texas.
For over 30 years Bob has specialized in handling wrongful death and serious bodily injury cases.
Some of Bob's achievements include:
- President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
- Past Associate Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- He served on a delegation of 26 attorneys from the United States who visited China in 2007 to compare the laws between the two countries
- Selected to membership in the National Trial Lawyers
Bob is a graduate of The Masters Leadership Program in San Antonio. He has two children, AnnaLisa Cowan McDonough and Chris Cowan, who also are attorneys licensed in Texas.
Bob was previously employed with the Travelers Insurance Company as a supervisor in the workers’ compensation division, overseeing claims of injured employees who had serious and permanent bodily injuries. He is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bob has served as author and lecturer for The Texas Trial Lawyers Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Beyond the practice of law, Bob also serves on The Board of Governors for The Cancer Therapy and Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He was selected to be on the Board of Directors for both The American Red Cross of San Antonio and for The Guide Dogs of Texas.
He is committed and dedicated to his clients. He will be honored to visit with you on your case. If you are unable to meet with him in his office, he will come to see you. You will appreciate his honesty and sincerity
St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
- J.D., 1975
St. Mary's University
- Major: Personnel Management
Past Employment Positions
- Travelers Insurance Company, Supervisor, Workers’ Compensation Division
Professional Associations & Memberships
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Past President 2004
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Past Associate Director
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Director
- St. Mary's University Alumni Association, Board of Directors
- San Antonio Bar Foundation, Trustee
- San Antonio Bar Association, Member
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- The Association of Attorney-Mediator Institute, Dallas, Texas, Member, 1994 - Present
- The National Trial Lawyers
Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified Mediator, The Attorney Mediator Institute, 2000
- Texas, 1975
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
Top 100 Verdicts
In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.
Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.
American Board of Trial Advocates
Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.
Top 100 Verdicts
In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.
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