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John Cowherd
Attorney at Law

John Cowherd

John has practiced law in Southwest Missouri since 1985. In 1981, John earned his Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated from Missouri Law School in 1985, where he was on the Dean's List and was a member of Law Review.

John is a trial lawyer focusing primarily on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. John has tried many jury trials throughout Southwest Missouri, including jury trials in Lawrence, Barry, Stone, Jasper, Greene, Barton, Taney, Christian, and McDonald Counties. John is a longtime member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

John's wife Lynne teaches Language Arts at Mount Vernon High School. They are the proud parents of 5 children.

John enjoys reading biographies and is an avid student of the Bible. John also just started serving on the pastoral staff at King's Way Christian Church in Mount Vernon. John is a fan of all things Mizzou, especially Mizzou football, for which John has been a season ticket holder since 1978.



  • B.A. - University of Missouri

    • Agricultural Economics

  • J.D. - University of Missouri School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

  • Law Review