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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star Award for Exemplary Public Service||Cornell Law School||2012|
|Legal Worker Award||National Lawyers Guild (Massachusetts chapter)||2012|
|Freeman Award for Civil/Human Rights||Cornell Law School||2008|
|Attorney||Law Office of Andrew Cowan||2013 - Present|
|Trial Attorney||Committee For Public Counsel Services||2008 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild (Massachusetts chapter)||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Radio Relay League||Member||2000 - Present|
|Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - 2014|
|Hampshire County Bar Association||Member||2013 - 2014|
|Photographing an unsuspecting nude person||All charges dropped|
|HPO Violation||Not Guilty in two cases|
|Distribution of Oxycodone||Not Guilty|
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|ABA LGBT Litigator||Looking Grimm for Transgender Students?||2017|
|Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts||Scientific Evidence and Protocols||2015|
|Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts||Scientific Evidence and Protocols||2010|
|Cornell Law School||Advocacy||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Iowa||Physics and Astronomy||BS - Bachelor of Science||2008|
|Superior Court Training||Discovery||2016|
|Social Science and the Law||Social Science and Criminal Defense||2016|
|Probation Violations in the District Court||Probation Violations in the District Court||2016|
|Zealous Advocacy||Law of Evidence||2015|
|Superior Court Training||Discovery||2015|
|Zealous Advocacy||Law of Evidence||2014|
|New Lawyer Training||Scientific Evidence in Drug Cases||2014|
|Going Through the (Criminal) Motions||Identification Issues||2014|
|New Lawyer Training||Scientific Evidence in Drug Cases||2013|
|Technology Assisted Litigation||Tablets in Court||2012|
|New Lawyer Training||Scientific Evidence in Drug Cases||2012|
Posted by Kevin
Andy is a phenomenal problem solver and communicator in and out of the court room. In my case he was sure to take all factors of the accident into consideration, assuring that nothing could go wrong during my magistrate's hearing. He is patient and calm in times of stress - when things didn't go as expected in the court room, he took control of the situation and came through to win us the case.
Posted by Laurel
Andrew Cowan provides legal counsel of the highest caliber. Even with complex matters, he is able to consult with a client, review relevant documents, identify the most critical pieces of written communication, and devise an action plan. Not only does he fully explain his reasoning, he is a great and active listener. Focused on collaboration and problem-solving, Attorney Cowan has consistently gone the extra mile (or marathon) to support me as a client and ensure I am fully informed. He is also available by whatever method we had identified as being most productive. Andy seems to be the definition of what young men and women entering law school want to be: someone who changes the world, one client's life at a time. I could not recommend him more highly.
Posted by anonymous
I'm at a loss for words, so I'm going to call upon one of my favorite recording artists, David Byrne, for help. You may find yourself in a dysfunctional relationship. You may find yourself sleepwalking through the wreckage of a phenomenally bad breakup. You may find yourself getting a call from a detective that you at first mistake for a prank, telling you that your ex has gone to the police and accused you of criminal conduct. And you may say to yourself, "Well, how did I get here?" Also, "What on earth do I do now?" This is precisely what happened to me, and my suggestion is that you contact Attorney Cowan posthaste. Although my terror and mortification and all-pervasive sense of unreality made it difficult for me to even decide what to eat for breakfast during this unfortunate time in my life, hiring Attorney Cowan to represent me at the Clerk Magistrate's hearing was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I found him to be sympathetic and good-humored, but also strategic and unwilling to sugar-coat anything (which turned out to be, without question, in my best interest, and most likely in yours as well). He understands the system inside and out, and knows that, regardless of the manifold reasons that we, as defendants, might feel we are not only innocent, but victims ourselves, asserting our fundamental goodness in every way possible probably won't do us any good where criminal cases are concerned. Attorney Cowan reviewed everything I shared with him and was always willing to listen (carefully), but also, in turn, shared a good bit of hard-earned insight into what would likely help and what could potentially backfire. Because my situation involved so many strong and unpleasant emotions, and because of my conviction (no pun intended) that I had been badly wronged, I would have likely rambled on and on and presented one superfluous document after another at the hearing if I had chosen to represent myself. And I'm certain I would have consequently wound up in even deeper trouble. After seeing Attorney Cowan in action, I can say with confidence that he chooses his battles (or rather, his clients' battles) wisely. I can also say that, while in my case he refrained from the bullying and antagonizing that I thought would be necessary in order to put an end to this nightmare, he was eminently well prepared to vaporize my accuser's specious claims. Thank you, Attorney Cowan, not only for giving me my life back, but for teaching me some valuable lessons that I believe will help me build a better one.
Dominic Pang, Criminal defense Attorney
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Attorney Cowan is a top notch criminal defense practitioner. I have personally observed him in court on many occasions. He is an persuasive and zealous advocate for his clients who possesses an keen legal mind and excellent understanding of criminal law.
Nicole Mann, Contracts and agreements Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Andrew personally and professionally for over ten years. He is dedicated, thorough, and straightforward in his work. He is one of the most upstanding professionals I have met in my career.
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