JOHN S. COWHIG was born in Mineola, New York in 1967. He graduated from Southwestern University, School of Law (J.D., 1993). He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993.
Mr. Cowhig has been Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1998.
Mr. Cowhig is the principal of The Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, APC, in Irvine, California, which dedicates its practice exclusively to handling Family Law litigation and mediation. Mr. Cowhig has practiced exclusively in the field of Family Law since he was admitted to the California State Bar.
Mr. Cowhig is a Fellow of the highly regarded and selective American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Selected as “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine starting in 2004.
Member of the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court.
Mr. Cowhig is also a member of the following Associations:
American Bar Association (Member-Family Law section);
State Bar of California (Member, Family Law section);
Orange County Bar Association (Member, Family Law section, Trusts and Estates section, Sports, Entertainment and Marketing section, Hispanic Bar Association, and Celtic Bar Association); and
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member, Family Law section).
Mr. Cowhig has served on the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association from 2003 – 2008 serving in the following capacities:
Vice President (2007),
Secretary (2005) and
Member At-large (2003-2004).
Mr. Cowhig has also served on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Bar Association from 2015 - 2017.
Mr. Cowhig is the present co-chair of the Education Committee of the Orange County Bar Association.
He was also a member of the Education Committee of the Family Law Section from 1999 through 2008.
Mr. Cowhig has been an instructor and continues to participate in numerous seminars and other continuing education panels for the Family Law section of the Orange County Bar including:
2017 Family Law Review- White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt March 2018
“WE AIN’T THE BAD GUYS”, The ramifications of decision in the criminal matter
-THE PEOPLE v. SANCHEZ- on the FAMILY LAW AND CIVIL COURTS- OCBA Travel Seminar Jan 2018
Common Myths and Misunderstandings of Clients and Non-Family Law Lawyers in Addressing Dissolution Actions- OCBA Travel Seminar Oct 2016
2015 Family Law Review- White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2016
They Told You WHAT?! Rumors, Myths and Bad Advice Family Law Attorneys Have to Dispel. OCBA Travel Seminar Nov 2015;
2014 Family Law Review- White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2015
Family Law Nuts and Bolts –program chair – Last Dash Jan 2015
Family Law for the Non-Family Law Lawyer- Last Dash Jan 2014
Family Law Update: Comprehensive Review of 2013 Appellate Decisions, New Statute and Court Rules- OCBA Family Law Section Feb 2014
2013 Family Law Review- White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2014
Family Law Update: Comprehensive Review of 2012 Appellate Decisions, New Statute and Court Rules- OCBA Family Law Section Feb 2013
2012 Family Law Review- White Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2013
2011 Cases in Review and What’s New for 2013- OCBA Family Law Section Mar 2012
2011 Family Law Review- White Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna and Hunt Feb 2012
Family Law Evidence in Action- OCBA Nov 2011
The Family Residence from A-Z- OCBA Jun 2007
Practical Tips on Complex issues in Family Law- OCBA Jun 2006
Spousal Support, The Advanced Course- OCBA April 2003
Mr. Cowhig is a graduate of the prestigious Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute as well as the Advance Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Cowhig is on the Board of Directors of Vocational Steps, a non-profit organization which prepares, instructs and guides adults with mild special needs in how to obtain employment while providing the support necessary to ensure their long term success.Mr. Cowhig has dedicated numerous hours as a volunteer for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and volunteers at Orangewood Children’s Home.