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About Me

As the founder and president of The Cowen Law Group, Cameron County attorney Michael R. Cowen tenaciously advocates for the interests of injury victims. He has been practicing as a lawyer since 1996. Prior to establishing his own practice, he was associate at famed law firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and partner at several other firms. In 2012, the American Trial Lawyers Association recognized Mr. Cowen as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas. Additionally, he maintains a perfect 10.0 Superb rating on the website Get in touch with his firm today for a no-charge case evaluation.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 33%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 31%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
    18 years, 300 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    18 years, 100 cases
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 1%
    18 years, 10 cases



Contingent (99-100%), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jason Kade Burress

    Michael is a great lawyer who consistently gets terrific results for his clients. I would not hesitate about referring an injured victim to Michael.


    Jason Burress Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Cowen Law Group

62 East Price Road
Brownsville, TX, 78521

The Cowen Law Group

6909 Springfield Avenue, Suite 106
Laredo, TX, 78041



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199609/19/2015
NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in TexasAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawN/A2001
High Score - February 2006 Texas Bar ExaminationN/A1996
Order of the CoifN/A1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PresidentThe Cowen Law Group2008 - Present
PartnerThe Ammons Law Firm, LLP2006 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael R. Cowen, P.C.1999 - 2006
PartnerStapleton, Livesay & Cowen1997 - 1999
AssociateCadwalader Wickersham & Taft1996 - 1997
Law ClerkHon. Reynaldo G. Garcia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit1995 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cameron County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationSustaining Member - Also on Membership Committee1997 - 2007
American Trial Lawyers AssociationSustaining Member1997 - 2007
Publication NameTitleDate
AIEG VoiceWinning Wide Right Turn Cases2014
AAJ TrialJury Selection in Connective Injury Cases2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJ.D., with high honors1995
Texas A&M UniversityPsychologyB.A.1991
Queen Mary & Westfeld College, Univerisity of LondonLaw (semester in London)N/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
South Texas Insurance Law SeminarAuto Coverage Basics2012
Auto FocusTop 10 Tips for Uncovering Corporate Wrongdoing in Trucking Cases2012
Litigating Trucking CasesUsing Experts to Trigger the Reptile in Trucking Cases2011
Litigating Truck Collisions SeminarTrucking 1012010
Prosecuting or Defending a Truck or Car Accident CaseSpoliation in Trucking Cases2008
AIEG Spring SeminarElectronic Stability Control2007
TTLA Car Wreck SeminarElectronic Stability Control2006
Auto Focus 2006A Recent Development In Roof Crush Litigation2006
Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident CaseDiscovery Issues for Cars and Trucks2005
Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident CaseDiscovery Issues for Cars and Trucks2004
TTLA Advanced Personal Injury CourseThe Organized Law Office: How to Handle a Car Wreck Case from Beginning to End2003
Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Skills - on faculty at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College2003
Personal Injury SeminarPretrial Motions2003
Car Wrecks SeminarOpening Statement from the Plaintiff's Perspective2003
2002 ATLA Annuan ConventionVoir Dire in Soft Tissue Cases2002
Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Skills - on faculty at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College2001