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James Maurice Cowley

James Maurice Cowley

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Practice areas:

Family, wealth, Tax, Exempt Organizations,

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1966

  1. Exempt Organizations,: 25%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. wealth: 25%
  4. Family: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brad Michael Micklin

    James Cowley is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.

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    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Luce Forward

11988 El Camino Real, Suite 200

San Diego, CA, 92130-2594

Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps

6050 El Tordo PO Box 2329

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067-2329

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive196605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers - San Diego2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Estate and Gift TaxMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
The San Diego FoundationBoard MemberN/A
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellowN/A
American Bar Association, Exempt Organizations of the Section of TaxationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego Lawyer MagazineWarren Buffett's $37 Billion Surprise2007
State Bar of CaliforniaChapter 1: Attorney's Role During Formation and Operation," Advising California Nonprofit Corporations2003
Estate PlanningChallenges Arising in Postmortem Administration of Wills and Trusts That Fund Charitable Remainder Trusts1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Brigham Young UniversityPhysicsBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Conference on Planned GivingNonprofits Are Different and So Are Their Investments2003
Professional Association MeetingsSelf-Defense for Planned Giving Advisors: What Color is Your Belt1997
Professional Association MeetingsSelf-Defense for Planned Giving Advisors: What Color is Your Belt?1996
UCLA-CEB Estate Planning InstituteChallenges Arising in Postmortem Administration of Wills and Trusts That Fund Charitable Remainder Trusts1995

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