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Gary Cowan

Gary Cowan

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

Gary joined Elk & Elk in 2000 as a trial attorney and litigator. He has been involved in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation since 1988 and has been lead trial counsel in more than 80 jury trials throughout the State of Ohio.

Gary Cowan has successfully been involved in high profile medical malpractice cases that have been televised and reported on Court TV, A Current Affair and cases covered by local television stations and newspapers. His practice focuses on serious personal injury claims, catastrophic motor vehicle and trucking accidents, wrongful death and medical malpractice law.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Gary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amy Lynn Papesh

    I endorse this lawyer. His superior negotiating skills ensures great results for his clients. He is a pleasure to work with.


    Amy Papesh Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cleveland

6105 Parkland Blvd
Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124-4187

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Columbus

250 E. Broad Street
10th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43215

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cincinnati

22 West 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202




DCActive 199005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2012
Member of Ohio Super Lawyers 2011Ohio Super Lawyers2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateElk & Elk Co. Ltd2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Ohio Academy for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Auto AccidentCase Settled for $450,000
Motorist NegligenceCase Settled for $99,550.82
Rear-End CollisionCase Settled for $60,249.00

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of OttawaHealth Policy and AdministrationMA - Masters1983
University of OttawaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1981