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John Scott Cowhig

About me

Mr. Cowhig has been Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1998. Mr. Cowhig acquired enough experience handling all levels and types of family law matters within his first four years of practice with a former Orange County Judge to qualify as a Cerified Family Law Specialist upon passing the specialization exam on his first attempt, making him one of the youngest, if not the youngest, Family Law Specialist in the state of California at the time.

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

Mr. Cowhig is on the Board of Directors of Vocational Steps, a non-profit organization which prepares, instructs and guides adults with mild special needs in how to obtain employment while providing the support necessary to ensure their long term success.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth Thomas Demmerle

    John and I worked for a number of years together at Minyard Morris. Since then we have had a number of cases together. I cannot say enough about John as an attorney and person. He understands the sometimes difficult dynamics of family law, has a calming influence on cases, is appropriately aggressive and solution oriented. I do not hesitate to refer clients to John and highly endorse him.


    Kenneth Demmerle Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Stabile & Cowhig

1100 W Town and Country Rd
Ste 1000
Orange, CA, 92868


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2005
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lawyer - PartnerStabile and Cowhig2004 - Present
LawyerMinyard Morris, LLP1999 - 2004
LawyerLaw Offices of Stephen C. Stewart1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Board of DirectorsBoard Member2015 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2014 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Education CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionFormer President2008 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
OCBA Famiy Law section Executive CommitteeMember, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President2003 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law update2014 Family Law Review2015
MCLE Last DashFamily Law for the Non-Family Law Lawyer-2014
Family Law Update2013 Family Law Review2014
Family Law sectionFamily Law Update: Comprehensive Review of 2012 Appellate Decisions, New Statute and Court Rules2013
Family Law sectionFamily Law Evidence in Action2011