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John Colby Allen Cowherd

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Vienna, VA

4.8   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 1 year
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Virginia - VA 17 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State MD
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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John’s professional practice focuses on counseling and litigation related to real estate, neighborhood disputes, construction, commericial landlord-tenant, and land use. He represents real estate investors, homeowners, home builders, and commercial tenants in lawsuits, motions, trials, administrative action, association meetings, and arbitration. When clients need to protect their real estate interests in complex disputes, they turn to John to provide a high level of analysis of all possible alternatives, advocacy and communication. John listens before recommending. 

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1934 Old Gallows Road
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Posted by David | May 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Proven expert in disputes with other landowners
Our property was severely damaged. We did not know what to do, or who to turn to. We are private landowners, and don't have the benefit of corporate counsel. John Cowherd found relevant legal precedents and crafted a solution so we got the remedy we needed.
Posted by Jenny | October 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly a great attorney
Thank you, John, for all that you have done to help me and my family. We had to hire John when we were sued by a large corporation. We are small business owners that have a long term lease. John worked tirelessly to help us defend our rights to earn a living. He is an upstanding, intelligent and moral attorney that isn't afraid to stand up for the little guys. He has sacrificed his family time to help us during a critical moment, for which I'm eternally grateful. John was quick to respond to our concerns and took his time to listen to our opinions. He is smart and flexible with his strategies. He knows when to attack and when to pull his punches. He truly is an amazing attorney and we are grateful to have his counsel during a very stressful time. If you need an attorney, you need to hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good communication
John replied very quickly and referred me to another attorney that would be better suited to help me with my case. Very helpful.
Posted by Xiaolu Ji | September 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super lawyer!
Recently I was involved in a real estate transaction. I thought my transaction would be simply like a hand shake deal. And it turned out to be very complicated. I found John almost at the very last minute. And he was able to handle my case and protect my best interest. I highly recommend him to everyone here. He is very professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented, and willing to listen to you. He will ease your concerns and will be there to fight for your rights. Stop searching and go talk to him.
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Posted by Nazli | April 23, 2015
When you need the Law on your side, it helps to have awsome attorney.
I hired contractor to do some modification on my home for my disabled husband. The contractor ended up taking my money and damaging my home. When I met with John Cowherd his professionalism and knowledge stood out immediately. He effectively communicated so that I had a clear understanding of what was happening and what could be done. His quick response and competence were exactly what we needed for our case. He immediately jumped into action on my family's case and continued with the same fast momentum until the end. He is one of the best lawyers in his field and has a fair price. After meeting with him I wouldn't want to sign any contract without John reviewing it first.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired him and I am very pleased as he is a very good attorney so far he is a bit expensive but if he is doing a great job then that is ok.
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cowherd PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Well-Regarded Law Firms in DC and VA
  • 2006 - 2015


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • St John's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Construction and development Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Friend
"Fantastic, ethical, and hardworking attorney, and a good friend."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Vienna Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer John Colby Allen Cowherd
John Colby Allen Cowherd
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Vienna, VA
Licensed for 17 years