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ABOUT

At the Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, we advocate for both men and women, in equal number, and skillfully educate, negotiate, mediate, or litigate to protect the interests of our clients.

professional, Quality and supportive family lawyer

John S. Cowhig, ESQ.

– Certified Family Law Specialist, State Board of Legal Specialization

– Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Since 1993

MY Story

JOHN S. COWHIG was born in Mineola, New York in 1967.  He graduated from Southwestern University, School of Law (J.D., 1993).  He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993.  Mr. Cowhig has been named a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 1998.

The Law Offices of John S. Cowhig dedicates its practice exclusively to Family Law.  Mr. Cowhig has practiced exclusively in the field of Family Law litigation and mediation since he was admitted to the California State Bar.

Mr. Cowhig is a member of the American Bar Association (Member-Family Law section); State Bar of California (Member, Family Law section), the Orange County Bar Association (Member, Family Law section) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member, Family Law section).  As well as being a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he is also a Sustaining Fellow in the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation.

He also served on the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association from 2003 2008.  There, he was President (2008), Vice President (2007), Treasurer (2006), Secretary (2005), and Member At large (2003-2004).  Mr. Cowhig was a member of the Education Committee of the Family Law Section, starting in 1999 to 2008.  Mr. Cowhig has been an instructor, and continues to participate in numerous seminars and other continuing-education panels for the Family Law section of the Orange County Bar.

Mr. Cowhig is a graduate of the prestigious Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, as well as the Advance Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Cowhig is on the Board of Directors of Vocational Steps, a non-profit organization.  Vocational Steps prepares, instructs, and guides adults with mild special needs on how to obtain employment.  It also provides the dedicated support necessary to ensure their long term success.  Additionally, Mr. Cowhig has dedicated numerous hours as volunteer of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, and enjoys volunteering at Orangewood Children’s Home.

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accolades & client reviews

“Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Orange” – Super Lawyers Magazine

John S. Cowhig was selected by Super Lawyer Magazine in 2004 as a “Rising Star”.   He has then been selected as a “Super Lawyer”, starting in 2005.

“Top Family Law Attorney” – Avvo.com

John S. Cowhig has been officially rated both as “Superb”, as well as a “Top Family Law Attorney”, the highest ratings achievable on the attorney aggregate website, Avvo.

“5-Star Family Law Attorney”

John S. Cowhig has been consistently rated by his Clients as “5-Star”, the highest client rating score achievable on the attorney aggregate website, Avvo.

“A 5-Star Rated Family Law Attorney” – Yelpers

Yes, John S. Cowhig has even been triumphant in achieving the very legendary 5 Star Yelp Rating, with users praising his work ethic and his expertise in Family Law.

John Cowhig is professional and was available when I needed him. I definitely would recommend him to anyone needing family law services.

LaRonda D.

First I want to start off by saying "you get what you pay for". Retaining John Cowhig was the best decision. When entering a divorce there are so many unanswered questions and emotions of not knowing what's going to happen. I was confident in John from the day I met him till the day my case was final.  He does such a great job and offered so much guidance that allowed me too make the right decisions in my divorce. Not only did John exceed my expectations as my attorney but his assistant Celina delivered the best customer service/communication. These two are a power house team in family law and I'm extremely thankful Mr. Cowhig was referred to me. Thanks again John for all the hard work you did for me!

Steve P.

 

 

John will fight hard for you! He represented me with a nasty divorce and I couldn't have been in better hands. He will always be there for you no matter what. He is just a quick phone call or email away. Holly, his secretary is amazing, too. John is also reasonable priced , won't do any unnecessary work and will always have great communication with you regarding the path you plan on taking with your case. I can't recommend him enough. I was lucky to be referred to him. He knows what he's doing!!! Thank you John and Holly!!!

Rose M.

 

 

Divorce is a process filled with so many emotions. John was professional, efficient, and able to put me at ease with what my options were. He advised me on what was best for me vs what would get him paid more money with court fees and back and forth emails etc. Thankful for John in a most difficult time.

Brendan C.

 

 

I retained John in a domestic violence matter. As a fellow member of the California State Bar, I can confidently say that John's knowledge, integrity and availability to his clients is unparalleled. Thank you, John!

Emily P.

Since 1993

lEGAL ASSOCIATIONS & SEMINARS

Mr. Cowhig served on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association from 2003 2008, serving in the following capacities:

  • President (2008)

  • Vice President (2007)

  • Treasurer (2006)

  • Secretary (2005)

  • Member At-Large (2003 – 2004)

Mr. Cowhig has been an instructor and continues to participate in numerous seminars and other continuing education panels for the Family Law section of the Orange County Bar including:

  • 2014 Family Law Review

    • White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2015

  • Family Law for the Non-Family Law Lawyer

    • Last Dash Jan 2014

  • 2013 Family Law Review

    • White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2014

  • 2012 Family Law Review

    • White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2013

  • 2011 Family Law Review

    • White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2012

  • The Family Residence From A-Z

    • OCBA  Jun 2007

  • Family Law Update: Comprehensive Review of 2012 Appellate Decisions, New Statute and Court Rules

    • OCBA Family Law Section Feb 2013

  • 2011 Cases in Review & What’s New for 2013

    • OCBA Family Law Section Mar 2012

  • Family Law Evidence in Action

    • OCBA Nov 2011

  • Practical Tips on Complex Issues in Family Law

    • OCBA  Jun 2006

  • Spousal Support, The Advanced Course

    • OCBA  April 2003

  • Family Law Nuts & Bolts

    • Program Chair

    •  Last Dash Jan 2015

  • Family Law Update: Comprehensive Review of 2013 Appellate Decisions, New Statute and Court Rules

    • OCBA Family Law Section Feb 2014