Cowles Thompson Marks Passing of Founding Shareholder Jim Cowles

DALLAS, TX—Cowles Thompson mourns the passing of James (Jim) Cowles who passed away June 12, 2022.

Mr. Cowles was a well-known and towering presence in the Texas legal landscape. Born March 3, 1934 in Wichita Falls, he blended the Texas spirit of embracing challenges with a deep love for the practice of law.

By the age of 14, a young Jim Cowles discovered the desire to
become a lawyer. He went on to obtain both his BBA and LLB from the University of Texas in Austin.

Later, just two years into his legal career, he had already tried 40 cases — and won all 40. By 2022, Mr. Cowles tried close to 600 cases to a jury verdict. Jim leaves an incredible legacy at our firm both professionally and personally. He was one of the best trial lawyers in the state. Jim Cowles was certainly a lion to us. He will be dearly missed and well-remembered.

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