Joe Cowan founded the Cowan Law Group over 20 years ago. The following are some questions and answers that discuss his unique qualities and why so many individuals and businesses trust the Cowan Law Group with their legal and business needs.

A. I’m the youngest of six kids raised by a single mother. We didn’t have much money, so I started working in the construction industry at a very young age. In fact, I started a construction business when I was 17 years old, and that company became one of the largest site construction companies in California. The construction industry involves a huge number of legal issues in a wide variety of areas. I always found the legal issues fascinating and believed that a solid understanding of the law and ability to resolve complex issues is a huge advantage in business.

A. When I originally went to law school, I intended to use my legal training to help me with the construction business I started. However, I found I have a real passion for helping individuals and small to medium-sized companies resolve their legal and business problems in ways that make good business sense.

A. There are far too many firms that provide minimal value to their clients, and many that create more problems than they resolve. In many instances, the attorneys are good, smart people, but they don’t have the background or business savvy necessary to provide truly strategic, cost-effective legal solutions to their clients. This is a real problem because a good attorney who understands not just the legal issues, but also his client’s business challenges and objectives, is a tremendous resource and strategic advantage. With that in mind, I created the Cowan Law Group, whose mission is to provide smart, creative, and practical legal services.