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Cathleen Anne Cowin

Business Attorney at Fresno, CA

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also known as Cathy Cowin

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About Cathleen

Learn Cathleen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    All areas of business law, including entity formation, contracts, business sales/purchases, ag business, renewable energy, etc.

  2. Agriculture
    Agricultural insurance claims/arbitrations, genetic seed defects, huller-sheller disputes, agricultural real property matters, agri-chemical cases, almond and grape farming cases, artificial pollination frauds, processor disputes, etc.

    32 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    Civil litigation.

  4. Litigation
    Agri-business, real estate, contracts, frauds, unfair competition, and general civil litigation experience.

    32 years

  5. Arbitration
    In particular, crop insurance arbitrations.

  6. Contracts and agreements
    Contract analysis and review, general contract drafting, litigation of disputed contractual matters, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, petroleum distribution, solar energy PPAs, etc.

    32 years

  7. Corporate and incorporation
    Corporate formation, minutes, etc.

  8. Intellectual property
    Misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, software licensing, website disclaimers.

    32 years

  9. Limited liability company (LLC)
    LLC Formation and disputes

  10. Mediation
    Certified mediator with a background in conflict resolution.

  11. Partnership
    Partnership formation and disputes

  12. Real estate
    Real estate litigation, leases, title issues, and general real estate matters. * NOTE: We do not handle evictions.

    32 years

With a duty of personal care toward each client, I am committed to helping make complicated legal issues simple to understand. I will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them. The first step of any representation is determining client goals and then determining the best path toward those goals.

Virtual consultations available through Zoom.

Experienced attorney since in Fresno and serving the Central Valley.


Avvo answers are general legal comments and are NOT case-specific. Answering a question on Avvo does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. Ms. Cowin is licensed in the State of California. Anything posted on Avvo is NOT intended to apply outside of California. 


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Licensed for 31 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/01/2022

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

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Law Offices of Cathy Cowin
2344 Tulare Street #300
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful response
Ms. Cowin answered my question regarding a default judgment in a very easy to understand manner with a little humor thrown in. She appeared to know exactly what to do and how to go about doing it. Next time I will learn to hire an attorney first and seek someone like Ms. Cowin.
Response from Cathleen Cowin October 24, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words!


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Cathy Cowin
  • 2009 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor - Pre-Law
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • 2004 - 2004


  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • J.D.
  • 1990
  • California St Univ Fresno
  • M.B.A.
  • 1987
  • California State University, Fresno
  • B.S.
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Bryant v. Matvieshen
  • Settled


  • Fresno County Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • "Peacemaking For Kids"
  • 2010
  • used by South Dakota State University and in South Carolina for mental health worker training
  • Conflict Resolution Materials (various)
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Legal Negotiation
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
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"Although new to Avvo it is immediately obvious that the answers of Ms. Cowin are accurate, full of analysis, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
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