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The Law Offices of C.D. Cowan, P.C. was formed in *1995 by attorney C. D. "Chuck" Cowan. The firm began by concentrating on Plaintiff’s representation in General Negligence cases and Texas Workers' Compensation Claims. Since 1995 our firm has expanded its' "Plaintiffs Only" practice to include AGGRESSIVE legal representation in Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Oil Field Injuries, Products Liability and F.L.S.A. related Labor Law issues. Our practice is focused on providing top notch legal representation and counseling to injured East Texans in both State and Federal Courts.

Mr. Cowan is a fifth generation native East Texan born in Tyler, Smith County, Texas on June 14, 1958; admitted to The Texas State Bar in 1990.

Education: St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D. 1990); University of Texas at Tyler (M.B.A., 1984); University of North Texas (B.B.A., 1979).

Admissions: State Bar of Texas 1990 ; U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas 1991 and U.S. Court Of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 2008.

Membership: State Bar of Texas; Smith County Bar Association, American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Delta Theta Phi International Legal Fraternity, The Hon. T. John Ward Inn of Court.

Special Agencies: TDI-WCD (Texas Department of Insurance Workers' Compensation Division).

Languages: English and Spanish.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated since 1997.

*Since 1991, Mr. Cowan has proudly represented in excess of 1500 Plaintiffs with Personal Injuries and\or Wrongful Death Cases, over 3500 Claimants in and under the Texas Workers' Compensation laws, and 3000+ individual Plaintiffs in nationwide Federal Labor Law claims.

414 South Bonner Ave. Tyler Texas, 75702-8033
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(903) 597-5500

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Last updated 2021-07-23

Specialties of C. D. \\:
  • Accident Lawyers
  • Attorneys
  • Disability Lawyers
  • Malpractice & Negligence Lawyers
  • Personal Injury Lawyers
Accident Lawyers: The word accident is not a technical legal term with a clearly defined meaning. Speaking generally, but with reference to legal liabilities, an accident means any unintended and unexpected occurrence which produces hurt or loss. But it is often used to denote any unintended and unexpected loss or hurt apart from its cause; and if the cause is not known the loss or hurt itself would certainly be called an accident. The word accident is also often used to denote both the cause and the effect, no attempt being made to discriminate between them.
Attorneys: A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an advocate, barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor or chartered legal executive. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies greatly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.
Disability Lawyers: Disability law is largely regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This Act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, housing, education, and access to public services. The ADA defines a disability as any of the following: "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual.", "a record of such impairment." or "being regarded as having such an impairment." While alcoholism is included as a disability, other socially undesirable behavior is excluded from the Act. For example, sexual behavior disorders, compulsive gambling, and pyromania are all excluded. The ADA, however, does not list all impairments covered. The ADA further requires that reasonable accomodation be made so as to provide individuals with disabilities equal opportunities. Agenices and departments charged with enforcement of the ADA include the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice.
Personal Injury Lawyers: A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Personal injury lawyers tend to practice primarily the area of law known as tort law. Even though personal injury lawyers are trained and licensed to practice virtually any field of law, they generally only handle cases that fall under tort law including work injuries, automobile and other accidents, defective products, medical mistakes, and slip and fall accidents.

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