I earned my J.D. magna cum laude in 1985 from Nova Southeastern University Law School where I was Editor-In-Chief of the Nova Law Review and was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence awarded at graduation for outstanding intellectual achievement and overall scholarship. I earned my Bachelor of Science in 1973 from Ohio State University where I was a member of the varsity swimming team.
I am a former partner in the prestigious law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP, where I spent the first 17 years of my legal career. I am a member of the Florida Bar, including the Family Law Section, the American Bar Association, including its Family Law Section, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Broward County Bar Association.
In my community, I have been active as an Executive Board Member of the Communities in Schools of Broward County, Inc. and I am active in Broward Lawyers Care. I have been an adjunct professor of law at the Nova Southeastern Law Center, teaching Pretrial Practice to second- and third-year law students.
Prior to attending law school, I taught high school English and coached high school swimming for eight years in Broward County. In addition, I coached the 1976 Florida State Swimming Champions and I received “Swimming Coach of the Year” honors five times.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||06/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Board Certified - Marital & Family Law||Florida Bar||2015|
|Top Attorneys in Florida||Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine||2013|
|Partner||Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg||2015 - Present|
|President||Curtis R. Cowan, PA||2005 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||1989 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1985 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Ohio State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1973|