More - Gordon Cowan Law

The Equine Connection

Horses have been in my life full time the past 24 years. For 20 of those years I owned and managed several cutting and ranch horses, bred horses and was an amateur cutter. And like many I've been hurt on horses.


I am currently an avid endurance rider and member of the American Endurance Riding Converence.


I handle numerous equine legal issues including private treaties in sales and breeding, sales, leases and international transportation. I handle all aspects of equine litigation.



Cultural Artifacts and Art Theft

I have been given the most gratifying opportunity to help an owner procure the return of significant cultural artifacts taken with sleight-of-hand and illegally smuggled through multiple countries. This work presents as a tremendous learning experience and is ongoing, presently. 

Nonprofit Work

For twenty years I volunteered with the nonprofit organization operating one of Nevada's most prestigious special events now in its 99th year. I worked up leadership ranks and eventually became its president. I managed a $4.4 million budget, oversaw 50 committees, managed 400+ volunteers and accomplished record growth when our country suffered the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.


I am most familiar with the myriad of issues facing nonprofit entities.

The Experience

In 2012 I was one of 17 nominees for “Trial Lawyer of the Year” chosen by The Public Justice Foundation, Washington, D.C.     


 I am a founding member of the Alethia Institute, a non-political, neutral, independent North American organization of trial lawyers, legal educators, forensic experts and trial/jury consultants who seek fairness in litigation.      


 I fought against restrictions imposed on the press when denied reasonable access to report newsworthy matters. I convinced the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to adopt the criteria federal courts now employ when analyzing government restrictions on the press.


In my practice I’ve resolved scores of cases, written too-numerous-to-count legal briefs and I’ve been published in legal journals.

Please feel free to contact me. If I can't help, I'll tell you so. And I will refer you to someone who may be able to help.