Gerald L. Cowan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Noblesville, IN

Law Office of Gerald L. Cowan
 | 216 Carrigan Point, Noblesville, IN 46062
Phone: 317-399-5575
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Gerald L. Cowan is an estate planning and personal injury attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. The founder of the Law Offices of Gerald L. Cowan, in Fishers, Indiana, Mr. Cowan handles matters involving estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. In his personal injury practice, he represents Indiana residents injured due to motor vehicle accidents or other catastrophes. He serves clients in Indianapolis and the surrounding region.

Over the course of his many years in practice, Mr. Cowan has successfully resolved numerous personal injury cases, and has secured many substantial recoveries for his clients. Additionally, he has litigated many disputes involving high net worth inheritances, trusts and wills.

Mr. Cowan opened his solo practice while also working as a deputy prosecutor on a part-time basis. He served as a deputy prosecutor before deciding to devote all his time to his solo practice.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Cowan has engaged in his legal community in many ways over his career. He is the author of articles on estate planning topics and a former columnist for the Indianapolis Prime Times and the Indy Star. Recognizing his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available, reflecting his high ethical standards and exceptional legal ability.

Mr. Cowan earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and received a master of business administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. He went on to graduate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Indiana state courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Entertainment & Sports
Focus Areas

Trusts, Wills


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009, 2020 - 2021

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  • About Gerald Cowan

    Admitted: 1968, Indiana

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Indiana, 1968

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Estate Planning for the Terminally Ill,” Case and Comment, March-April 1989, Res Gestae. November, 1990 monthly magazine of the Indiana State Bar Association
    • Author, “Legally Speaking”, a monthly column published by the Indianapolis Star newspaper with circulation of 250,000, addressing questions about various personal injury, product liability and related areas of the law, April 2002.
    • Author, Monthly column published by Indianapolis Prime Times newspaper with circulation of 50,000, addressing various legal topics. June 1998-August 2000
    • Author, “High Net Worth Estate Planning-Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust Update”, Res Gestae. February 1994


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    Educational Background:

    • University of Oklahoma, M.B.A., 1964
    • Indiana University, B.S., 1963
    • Law and Business

    Industry Groups

    • Basketball Agent
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    Office Location for Gerald L. Cowan

    216 Carrigan Point
    Noblesville, IN 46062

    Phone: 317-399-5575

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    Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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