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Jeffrey Wrubel Cowan

Jeffrey Wrubel Cowan

Employment Lawyer
The Cowan Law Firm
Santa Monica, CA
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Attorney Biography

AV-Rated and Super Lawyer Selected, Los Angeles Employment Attorney and Business Litigation Trial Lawyer Jeffrey W. Cowan earned his B.A. (cum laude) from Cornell University in 1986 and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1991. In law school, Mr. Cowan served as the constitutional law teaching assistant for Professor Jonathan Varat, and he completed the Moot Court Honors Program.

Since 2002, Mr. Cowan has had an "AV ® Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. From 2007 through 2014, Mr. Cowan has been named a "Southern California Super Lawyer".

Professional Experience

Before starting his own firm, Mr. Cowan was a partner and an associate at Kendig & Ross, an "AV ® Preeminent" boutique law firm in Century City where he spent nine years practicing complex business litigation and employment law. His clients ranged from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller businesses in Los Angeles, the Midwest and the East Coast. Individual clients ranged from celebrities to professionals and just "regular folk." From 2001 through 2010, Mr. Cowan also successfully prosecuted criminals for the Ventura County District Attorney, the Los Angeles City Attorney and the Inglewood City Attorney through the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Program.

Mr. Cowan also spent two years as "Of Counsel" to Hennelly & Grossfeld, an "AV ® Preeminent" Los Angeles law firm that did high stakes trials for Fortune 500 corporations.

Mr. Cowan has substantial trial experience. It includes:

Prosecuting (and winning) jury trials Numerous court trials and arbitrations Defending wage claims before the Labor Commissioner Handling and arguing appeals and writ petitions in the state and federal courts

Published Opinions: Kim V. J. F. Enterprises, 42 Cal. App. 4th 849 (1996), and Cowan v. Krayzman, 196 Cal. App. 4th 907 (2011).

Articles: "How To Get Paid When The Client Cancels," Genii, The International Conjurors’ Magazine, Volume 56, No. 5, March 1993.

Non-legal experience

Mr. Cowan has more than 25 years experience performing non-legal magic: delighting audiences as a professional magician. His performances have ranged from Hollywood’s Magic Castle nightclub to the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas, the Playboy Mansion, the Canadian and Dutch embassies in Washington D.C., Beverly Hills society affairs, and fraternity and sorority formals at Cornell University. Mr. Cowan is also the co-author (with Benjamin Garth) of How to Eat Fire Without Indigestion, and he has published original sleight-of-hand-tricks for use by other magicians.

Finally, Mr. Cowan is (i) a devote father to his identical twin sons (whose sports teams he sometimes helps coach), and (ii) a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Cornell Club of Los Angeles.

Practice Areas

Employment Law (50%)
Workers Compensation (10%)
Civil Rights (10%)
Elder Law (10%)
Class Action (10%)
Business Law (10%)
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California State Bar
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UCLA School of Law
UCLA School of Law

Cornell University

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California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

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Jeffrey Wrubel Cowan
The Cowan Law Firm
1541 Ocean Ave. Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Office: 310-394-1420
Fax: 310-394-1430

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