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. 

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Cowles & Thompson

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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President: David J. Metzler
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 31

  • Base Salary
    Firm did not provide salary information

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Appellate • Aviation • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights • Commercial / Business Litigation • Construction • Corporate & Business • Coverage & Insurance Litigation • Employment Law • Estate Planning, Wills & Probate • Family Law • Financial Institutions • Healthcare • Hospitality & Lodging • Immigration • 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

Major Office Locations

  • Dallas, TX (HQ) • Plano, TX