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Since 1993

Dedicated to the Practice of Family Law

If you find yourself in a position where you must defend yourself, your children, or your property, there’s no better firm to have at your side representing you than the Law Offices of John S. Cowhig.  We provide aggressive and effective representation with the goal of ensuring that your rights, and the well being of your children, are protected in the final resolution. Whether that’s by settlement or by litigation, if necessary. 

John S. Cowhig has been certified as a specialist in Family Law since 1998. He is skilled and experienced in all areas of Family Law litigation and mediation. He is well-respected in both the courts and the community. The Law offices of John S. Cowhig offers your initial consultation at a discounted price for those seeking legal representation.  Contact us today to meet with our expert Family Law attorney.

Specializing in a full range of

Family Law Services

We are skilled and experienced in all areas of Family Law litigation and mediation, and are well-respected in both the courts and the community.  We offer all initial consultations at a discounted price for those seeking legal representation.  Contact us today to meet with one of our expert Family Law attorneys.


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Years in Business

5 Stars on Yelp


Client Satisfaction

the law offices of john s. cowhig

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

John S. Cowhig, ESQ.

John S. Cowhig has dedicated himself to Family Law since he was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993. He received his J.D. from Southwestern University, School of Law in 1993. He was certified as a Specialist in Family Law in 1998 by the California Board of Legal Specialization.  In fact, he passed his specialization exam on his first attempt and became one of the youngest, if not the youngest, Family Law Specialist in the state of California at the time.  Since then, he’s been selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Magazine beginning in 2004. He has also become a Fellow in the very selective American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). 


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Law Offices of John S. Cowhig,
19600 Fairchild Rd Ste 295,
Irvine, CA 92612




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