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Attorney John W. Cowling has been practicing for over twenty years now in many areas of the law and various courts throughout Southwestern Alabama.  Mr. Cowling has handled criminal defense cases from murder charges to speeding tickets.  He has also handled civil cases including litigating fraud claims and lemon law claims relating to car purchases.  In family law he has handled contested (including custody battles) and uncontested divorces, child support and alimony claims.  Mr. Cowling handles probate law including preparing wills and noncomplex estates.  Finally, he has handled personal injury claims ranging from representing injured clients in slip & falls to both suing and defending individuals in car accidents.  With Mr. Cowling's broad experience and reasonable fees, his office can provide quality, affordable legal assistance to you in a large variety of matters.

Our office is a general law practice that can assist you in many areas including:

Criminal Defense, Family Law/Divorce, Wills & Estates and Personal Injury

  • CRIMINAL LAW (Felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile and traffic charges in all South Alabama state and municipal courts)

          Mr. Cowling has handled virtually every type of criminal case from murder cases to speeding tickets.  Whether you are arrested for murder, assault, trafficking drugs, or your child is charged in Juvenile Court, including even if they get arrested at Spring Break or the Hangout Festival at the beach in Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, he can help you.

  • FAMILY LAW (Divorces, child custody, child support and alimony claims)

          Mr. Cowling has represented clients in all types of Family Court matters from child support issues to custody battles to alimony claims, handling both contested and uncontested divorces.

  • PERSONAL INJURY (Motor vehicle/18 wheeler/motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall cases)

          During his law practice Mr. Cowling has both filed injury claims for persons hurt in accidents, as well as has defended such claims for persons when they were sued.  Be wary of the T.V. "ambulance chasers" attorneys, and the claims they make in their ads. Please let our office have the opportunity to help you if you or a loved one have been injured, involved in an accident, or are being sued as a result of an accident.

  • PROBATE (Wills, estates, Conservatorships and Guardianships, mentally ill commitments and deeds)

          In the realm of Probate law, Mr. Cowling has prepared wills and deeds, handled estates, filed for conservatorships and guardianships over incompetent persons/minors, and acted as a Guardian ad Litem/Court Representative in numerous legal proceedings through the years for the local probate courts.

  • CIVIL (Lawsuits, business disputes, contract issues)


If you need legal assistance please do not hesitate to contact our office today for an appointment. Waiting to deal with your legal problems will often make them worse and more expensive to correct.