It was a good year. While Jimmy Carter was working for peace at Camp David and John Travolta was Stayin' Alive, our firm of Cowles & Thompson was just getting started. From the beginning, the foundation of our firm was to provide excellent client representation in a client-focused and cost-effective manner. This demonstrates our commitment to working toward our clients' goals and putting them first. Because of the firm foundation and strong relationships, our reputation and the firm continued to grow.
Representing Large Corporations And Middle Market Organizations
The strategy of the Firm has been to provide the best legal representation in a cost-effective manner to allow the client to achieve their goals. This has ranged from representing some of the largest corporations in the U.S. to active day-to-day representation of middle-market businesses. From representing Fortune 100 companies to working with start-up companies as they grow and mature, Cowles & Thompson has worked to build a foundation of growth for our clients, and partnered with them as they have grown and matured.
Numbers Speak for Themselves
Behind every successful law firm you will find attorneys who love their profession, and Cowles & Thompson is no exception. We place tremendous importance on training our attorneys to focus on client needs and the objectives of the matters at hand.
Our numbers speak for themselves when looking back over our history since 1978. Having worked with over 48 of the Fortune 100 companies (2006) and local middle-market companies, our experience spans the practice area spectrum by having handled more than 500 appellate matters and 20,000 litigation matters, over 2,000 business matters and more than 500 legal malpractice matters. Experience matters.
Industry Experience and a Commitment to Clients
In addition to working tirelessly for clients, the Firm has in-depth experience in working with various industries. This includes the Firm's experience in working with clients in the aviation, transportation, manufacturing, real estate, retail and insurance industries. This knowledge allows us to put clients first to achieve their goals.
High-quality representation in a timely, client-focused and cost-effective manner: the hallmarks of Cowles & Thompson and the road map for the future of the Firm. Dallas office: 214.672.2000 Tyler office: 903.596.9000.
Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:
5.0/5.0 on 10/28/10
I left a message Mr William Siegel (Lawyer) called me back almost immediately. He listened and acted right away on resolving my issue. He called me ba... Read more
I left a message Mr William Siegel (Lawyer) called me back almost immediately. He listened and acted right away on resolving my issue. He called me back to let know the status of my case. Very professional and I highly recommend.
5.0/5.0 on 10/29/11
CLIFFORD WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND I WILL DEFINITELY REFER THIS FIRM TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Read more
5.0/5.0 on 10/28/10
I left a message Mr. William Siegel (Lawyer) called me back almost immediately. He listened and acted right away on resolving on my issue. He called me back to let know t... Read more
4.0/5.0 on 03/10/11
My lawyer, Ms Glynda Brewer is nice, well prepared, patient and reasonably priced. She had a few family emergencies to occur during my time with her, but if she was out h... Read more
My lawyer, Ms Glynda Brewer is nice, well prepared, patient and reasonably priced. She had a few family emergencies to occur during my time with her, but if she was out her assistant, Ms Mary, was there even if she had no answer to what you needed, but between the two of them the job was done, and in good time. They were great! I personally belove now you should made known in writing all your wishes for your family before you die; because after it's a costly hassle to get straightened out.
At Cowles & Thompson, the ways we are different from each other are as important as our similarities. By creating and maintaining diversity among our lawyers and staff, we are able to best serve our clients and our community. We recruit, retain and advance talented men and women of all backgrounds; a diverse group of lawyers provides different perspectives, richer thinking, and more creative solutions to the challenges faced by our clients.
Since its founding in 1978, Cowles & Thompson has led the way in hiring, training and promoting women and minority attorneys. Women attorneys have held equity shareholder positions in the firm since 1984, and women and minority attorneys have served -- and continue to serve -- in management positions including the firm's Board of Directors, officers, section heads and chairs of firm committees.
The Firm's current diversity programs build on our longstanding traditions and record dating back long before diversity in the legal profession gained the mainstream attention it now enjoys.
Cowles & Thompson adopted and implemented an Attorney Development and Diversity Program, in order to promote greater diversity in the workforce, provide opportunity for those of diverse racial, gender, and ethnic background, and to foster an environment in which all are inspired to achieve, grow, and advance. The goals of the Program are:
The Firm's Diversity Committee, chaired by Chuck Green, implements and applies the goals of the Attorney Development and Diversity Program. The committee is comprised of minority and non-minority shareholders and associates as well as members of the Recruiting Committee. The mission of this committee is to promote and improve the Firm's efforts to recruit, retain, and advance women and minority attorneys, as well as to promote, both inside and outside the firm, our commitment to diversity. The committee meets monthly and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Cowles & Thompson continues to seek ways to increase the number of diverse students interested in law school, and to recruit diverse lateral candidates and law students. The firm has participated in the Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program, which provides legal employers throughout the United States with an opportunity to interview minority law students from five states and 18 different law schools. The Firm has also participated in the Dallas Bar Association's Minority Attorney Business Development Initiative Minority Recruiting Project, which assists law firms in the systematic recruitment of top minority students attending select law schools throughout the country.
The Firm provides flexible hours and working arrangements to meet the needs of its women lawyers who face the challenges of maintaining a legal career while raising a family. We offer a variety of tailored employment opportunities to allow women shareholders and associates to work part time, work some days from home via telecommuting, take a hiatus from being a shareholder, or work on a contract basis. Our staff is also provided the opportunity to elect "flex time," allowing them to select the daily working hours to best accommodate their individual situation.
Cowles & Thompson, P.C. provides equal employment and advancement opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
At Cowles & Thompson, we consider our diversity efforts an important component in the level of service we provide to our clients. Promoting diversity among staff, associates and shareholders makes our firm both more collegial and competitive in the marketplace. This diversity is a strength that enhances our ability to meet - and exceed - our clients' expectations.