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About CowanGates

We’re honored to continuously receive recognition in Virginia and beyond for our amazing legal team. Over the years, CowanGates has been awarded by notable companies such as Virginia Lawyers Weekly, U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, American Institute of Legal Counsel, Super Lawyers, and many others. As experienced attorneys with a shared passion for practicing law, we’re constantly striving for excellence by staying up-to-date with the latest industry insights and trends. To serve our community, we also create monthly blog articles on important topics to share with our clients.

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4 Disadvantages of Dying Without a Will in Virginia

4 DISADVANTAGES OF DYING WITHOUT A WILL IN VIRGINIA If you die without a will in Virginia, the law may decide who receives your assets. Planning for the future is not always enjoyable, but it is important to ensure your assets pass to the beneficiaries you desire and in the manner you desire—providing you peace of mind. At CowanGates, our experienced estate planning attorneys help our clients develop a personalized estate plan based on their desires. After [...]

February 19th, 2020|

Benefits of the Collaborative Divorce Process

BENEFITS OF THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROCESS If Peaceful Resolution is Your Goal, Don’t Litigate. Collaborate. The notion of a total stranger sitting in a courtroom and making life-altering decisions about one’s finances, property ownership, and even the time one can spend with his or her children after receiving just a few hours’ worth of information quite naturally creates a great deal of anxiety for family law clients. Added to the stress caused by the uncertainty of “what [...]

December 17th, 2019|

Surviving an Accident

Surviving an Accident By Neil Cowan Chances are good that you or someone you know will be involved in an automobile accident. Are you prepared? Would you know what to do at the accident scene? How about after the accident? What about your injuries and property damages? What about the other parties' injuries? Is your insurance coverage adequate? Most people meet this type of situation unprepared, leaving them helpless and confused. A split second mishap can catapult [...]

November 1st, 2019|

Should I Hire A Lawyer for A Traffic Ticket in Virginia?

SHOULD I HIRE A LAWYER FOR A TRAFFIC TICKET IN VIRGINIA? If you receive a speeding, DUI, or traffic ticket in Virginia, you should seek legal advice. Although certain criminal defense cases do not require legal representation, it is always beneficial to get legal advice from an experienced attorney. Challenges differ from case to case and a lot depends on whether it’s your first, second, or even third offense. At CowanGates, our traffic ticket lawyers in Richmond, [...]

October 21st, 2019|

3 Reasons To Donate Blood in Central Virginia

3 REASONS TO DONATE BLOOD IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA Blood donations help an array of patients live longer lives — which is why every year, CowanGates partners with the American Red Cross and Salisbury Country Club to host our Memorial Blood Drive in honor of our founder, Frank Cowan. As you may know, there are many benefits to donating but we’ve compiled a list of our top three reasons to give blood in this critical climate where less [...]

September 18th, 2019|

‘Leaders in the Law’ for 2019 Named

'LEADERS IN THE LAW' FOR 2019 NAMED Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2019 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 14th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other Virginia lawyers. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments. And, new this year, Virginia Lawyers Media will [...]

September 18th, 2019|

Jon Laaser Reports