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Cowles & Thompson


About Cowles & Thompson

Founded in 1978, Cowles & Thompson is a Dallas firm with an outpost in Plano, Texas. As the firm grew, it committed itself to maintaining a diverse staff of attorneys and professional support. As evidence of this commitment, female attorneys have held equity shareholder positions since 1984. Since then, the firm’s Attorney Development and Diversity Program has helped hire and retain minorities and women at the firm.

A Texas Star in Litigation

Within the past 30 years, the firm’s attorneys have litigated over 20,000 litigation matters, 2,000 business disputes, 3,800 healthcare matters, and 500 appellate cases. In addition to servicing middle-market companies, start-ups, financial institutions, and individuals, the firm also bolsters 60% of Fortune 100 companies as their current clients. It is no surprise then that the firm has handled very high profile legal cases.

In It For the Clients

Cowles & Thompson attorneys are committed to their clients as well. U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" ranked the firm Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Tire 2 for Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants and Tier 3 for Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction and Litigation - Real Estate. The firm’s attorneys have been called “Lions of the Texas bar” and ranked as “best lawyers” by numerous publications. 

Cowles & Thompson

901 Main Street
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 672-2000

Firm Stats

President: David J. Metzler
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
1 - 50

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Priscilla Rike
Human Resources Manager
(214) 672-2000

No. of U.S. Offices: 2

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Dallas, TX (HQ)
Plano, TX

Major Departments

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
Commercial / Business Litigation
Corporate & Business
Coverage & Insurance Litigation
Employment Law
Estate Planning, Wills & Probate
Family Law
Financial Institutions
Hospitality & Lodging
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Municipal, Public Law & Land Use
Oilfield Injury Litigation
Premises Liability
Probate Litigation
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate / Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Litigation
Sports & Entertainment Law
Tort  Litigation
Toxic, Mass Tort & Environmental Law
Transportation & Trucking