Andy Cowan grew up in Ames, Iowa, graduating from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy, with a minor in German. He graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2008, with a concentration in advocacy. In Law school, Andy won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Jurisdiction and the school’s Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights. While in law school, Andy volunteered to help with estate administration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina with the Pro Bono Project of New Orleans, earning a letter of commendation from the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Attorney Cowan worked as a public defender for 5 years, and became a full-time Superior Court specialist in the Dedham Public Defenders’ office. In 2012, he was again honoured by Cornell Law School with their Rising Star Award for Exemplary Public Service. Andy established his independent practice in 2013.
From misdemeanors like trespassing or OUI, to major felonies like drug trafficking, Internet crimes, kidnapping, or attempted murder, Attorney Cowan brings all his experience to the table in your case. Whatever your goal, Attorney Cowan will find your defense and fight to see you through it. Whether District or Superior Court, misdemeanor or felony, Attorney Cowan is comfortable in any courtroom, on any case.
“Legal counsel of the highest caliber.” –Laurel
“A phenomenal problem solver and communicator in and out of the court room.” –Kevin
“Andy is the one lawyer I will always contact if I get into trouble.” –Sean
Isaac Kalish grew up in Harris County, Texas, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Government. He graduated Boston College Law School in 2014, where he focused on trial and appellate advocacy, becoming a Boston College Mock Trial finalist and a Regional Winner and National Finalist in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court competition.
Moved by a concern for the problems of mass incarceration and wrongful convictions, Isaac interned with several Federal Public Defender’s offices. In his last year of law school, he became part of the Boston College Defenders Clinic and was awarded the Lewis S. Gurwitz award for advocacy on behalf of indigent and unrepresented defendants. After law school, Attorney Kalish worked as a public defender in the Miami Public Defenders Office in Miami, Florida, where he advocated in the Juvenile, Misdemeanor, and Felony trial divisions. Attorney Kalish joined the practice in April of 2017.
Ray Lardie grew up in Southington, CT, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s in anthropology and a bachelor’s in linguistics, minoring in Japanese. From there, they* attended the Kazan’ Institute of Social Studies and the Humanities in Kazan’, Russia, as a recipient of the 2012 State Department Critical Language Scholarship.
In 2013, Ray joined the Law Office of Andrew Cowan and completed their paralegal certification. They are especially interested in the intersections of social, racial, and economic justice and the law, watching the patterns of the system play out in the courts and cheering the progressive rulings.
*Ray’s pronouns are singular they, or he/him
Rowan Rosenthal grew up in Arlington, MA, graduating from the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College with a bachelor’s in Human and Environmental Sustainability. During their* experience at college, they were involved in the UAct program, the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation. Through UAct, they took and facilitated a class on Grassroots Community Organizing, worked with the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) on health care access, and with the Pioneer Valley Project (PVP) on school-to-prison pipeline issues.
In 2015, Rowan joined the Law Office of Andrew Cowan. One of their continual projects is making information about the court system and legal process available through videography.
*Rowan’s pronouns are singular they