John is everything you seek in an attorney....extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the law, compassionate, and accessible, all with a high level of timely and clear communication. We are so fortunate to benefit from John's expertise and assistance through a challenging situation. He made us feel heard and valued and allowed us to navigate the complexities of the law with critical information needed to make decisions. John is a professional, competent attorney who knows the law and cares deeply about his clients.
I own and operate a small business as a land use consultant, when I first started my business I needed help with drafting up contracts and language to protect me, John was great and easy to work with. I highly recommend John and his office to provide legal services. Thank you John for all your help, your kindness is appreciated. Keep up the good work.
John Cowan is an exceptional lawyer, honest and trustworthy.
He helped me to successfully litigate my accident case in a very intelligent manner. As a professional, I fully trust him and highly recommend him. Although I moved from California to Florida I felt as he was advocating for me every step of the way. John Cowan is a distinguished lawyer.
My mother suffered a personal injury at a grocery store and John explained what our options were and the steps we needed to take in order to file a claim. John clearly explained the process and turned our unfortunate situation into a learning experience with tangible results.
He has given me legal advice over the years and has been happy to explain the law better.
I have been using John Cowan for my legal work for over 7 years for both my business and personal needs. He has always been very responsive and professional. His communication is timely and his work has been exemplary. I would highly recommend John for your legal work.
John Cowan helped me out in my time of need. Very reasonable responsive attorney that helped me understand my rights. Thanks to him my case turned out well. Thanks Mr Cowan
I needed help with an client contract and associated issues and the first lawyer I called was the Law Offices of John E Cowan. After talking to a few other lawyers, I decided to go with John's office. The services I requested were a small project for a law firm but I still received timely and personalized service. John called me routinely to check in on how things were moving along and was a great resource. He helped me get all the contracts completed on time and I was very pleased with the outcome.
John Cowan has advised me on several issues over many years. Most recently, he advised me regarding contract issues when my company closed. His advice was thoughtful and very helpful. I always find him to be very empathetic when consulting with him and would recommend him highly.
John Cowan is a reliable, dependable, lawyer. I have known him for 20 years. He has helped me with a few different legal things over the years. I really appreciate his attention to detail. He has a great sense of humor, and does not miss a beat!
John helped me with some fairly complex business issues and he was beyond helpful. He listened very intently and asked just the right questions. Never assuming or supposing what was going on. The advice he gave me was so insightful and reflected not only his vast legal expertise, but also showed his willingness to get involved. He was able to come up with some brilliant, innovative solutions that only someone with a deep understanding of my unique situation could do. Thank you again, John. I will continue to recommend you, and will not hesitate to call on you the next time I may need legal services myself.
Being caught in a dispute with a property management was scary and overwhelming. John was referred by a friend so I called him. He got back to me right away. After explaining the possibilities we discussed and he adressed the situation immediately. John is friendly, efficient and a highly professional attorney.
Excellent listener, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable.
John advised me on a domestic agreement. His advice represented my interests very strongly and i felt like he was truly on my side. His fee was fair and he was clear about the costs and the retainer. There were unused funds in the retainer and he returned them to me promptly. I would refer to John to my friends.
"I highly recommend John Cowan if you are in need of a business attorney. I hired John as my attorney to handle some business legal matters. He had integrity, honesty, professionalism, punctuality and above all reasonable fees. He laied out advantage and disadvantage of my case, gave me options and guidelines and followed up very closely. I appreciated all the assistance and professional services he provided."
Tina C., San Francisco
"My building was recently bought and I am a disabled elderly person in a rent controlled situation. John Cowan has great bedside manner is extremely friendly and grasped my situation quickly without resorting costly litigation. Most surprising of all I have received legal advice over a four year period from John and he has only charged me a tiny amount of money. If there were more lawyers like John people would love lawyers rather than hating them."
Tom K., San Francisco
"I have been a client with Mr. Cowan for over two years. I cannot recommend him more highly to anyone other than to say he is simply a man of excellence. I had three other attorney's prior to Mr. Cowan who literally charged me for services they never provided to me. Mr. Cowan is honest and will not take my money just because he can, but rather "counsel" me as to the best and most productive approach to my legal concern. You are truly in professional hands with Mr. Cowan. He will be my lawyer for life."
Jill A., San Francisco
"John Cowan is a hardworking, intelligent, and diligent attorney who gives his all for his clients. His litigation work product is excellent and I’ve heard his clients give him high praise for his legal and problems solving skills. I have brought John in as a legal expert on certain cases where his depth of litigation skills and his substantial experience has greatly helped me. I would highly recommend him for legal matters."
James D., San Francisco
"Dealing with the legal system is exhausting both emotionally and financially, which is why I recommend John Cowan to help navigate the law. He has a heart of gold, so he doesn't need to steal my gold. John has handled several issues for me over the past few years. He is different from other lawyers I worked with in that he only wants to solve my problems, efficiently and economically. Five stars!"
Suzanne A., San Francisco
"The John E. Cowan whom I hired is a fantastic attorney. His legal guidance, knowledge and rapport enabled me to represent myself in small claims court and win my case. Mr. Cowan is a great listener and dedicated to serving the interests of his client. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or retain his services if I needed to return to court."
Michael C., San Francisco
"John is a great Lawyer with loads of integrity and great listening skills… I have worked with John on developing my business contracts and I plan to do more work with him. He came recommended to me and I would highly recommend him."
Cynthia W., San Francisco
"John is currently working on a eviction case for me which I won the judgment on several years ago but haven’t been able to collect. He is dedicated and committed to helping me find my x-tenant and I am impressed with his tenacity. John is a great listener and pays attention to detail. Furthermore he has generously provided his services to me on a contingency. I will be more than happy to give John his percentage of what we eventually collect. He deserves it for all his hard work and perseverance. I recommend John Cowan to those of you that want a fair, hardworking attorney who treats you more like a friend than a client."
Nina P., San Francisco
"I recently hired John to represent me in a nasty little traffic court situation. I was beyond impressed with John's commitment and dedication to helping me. While already extremely knowledgeable in the area of traffic law, he went out of his way to do research on various topics and to contact colleagues regarding my particular matter. He created a strong case for me and represented me at a DMV hearing, making me feel confident and secure. John is reliable, returns your calls immediately, knowledgeable, and above all else, a caring human being who genuinely has your back."
Camilla B., San Francisco
"Mr. Cowan shows integrity, availability, and expertise. He is a skilled listener, empathetic and attentive. He is timely to get back to you regarding your questions and respond to both the legal perspective and personal concerns. He is able to sort through the complexity of a story and define a structure to support his client's best interests within the learning curve of the court system."
Marina L., Marin County
"I have utilized John on a few occasions for specific advice that pertained to our daughter. He gave us some interesting perspectives and referred us to a lawyer who specialized in that area of the law for the state of Hawaii. Overall, I would rate the advice as fair, detailed and considerate."
Kenneth B., San Francisco
"Working with John regarding a recent real estate transaction was like turning to a friend for help. John's advice and legal expertise was spot on and his overriding concern was a positive outcome for me."
Sid P., San Francisco
"Our attorney was exceptionally helpful in defending us when our tenants broke their one year lease. His professional advice was invaluable and his well informed response was clearly and promptly executed in the letter he composed on our behalf. I would highly recommend John Cowan, attorney at law, to anyone looking for an astute and well prepared lawyer."
Cynthia V., San Francisco
"John advised me on a domestic agreement. His advice represented my interests very strongly and I felt like he was truly on my side. His fee and he was clear about the costs and the retainer. There were unused funds in the retainer and he returned them to me promptly. I would refer to John to my friends."
Jim F., South San Francisco, CA
"John E. Cowan represented me divorce case. He was, without doubt, the finest attorney I’ve ever encountered: helpful, courteous, fair and efficient. I strongly recommend Mr. Cowan for any legal matters that you need to deal with. He gets the job done and he’s a good person to boot!"
Alan K., San Francisco, CA
"When it comes to legal matters, John is my go to guy. His cordial and friendly manner helps to make the often scary legal world far less daunting. He’s always patient while answering questions, breaks things down to understandable chunks, and can also get as in depth as you care to go. When you ask him to handle a case which is outside his area of expertise, he won’t hesitate to refer you to another attorney. If you ever need a lawyer, this is the guy to talk to."
Steve C., San Francisco
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John is easygoing and great to work with. He helped me when I needed legal advice. I highly recommend working with John.