Andrew W. Piltser Cowan

Andrew W. Piltser Cowan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, MA

PiltserCowan Law LLC
 | 25 Bay State Rd, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-245-1976
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German

About Andrew Piltser Cowan

Admitted: 2008, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Awarded annually to the Cornell Law student or students who made the greatest contributions during their law school career to civil-human rights., Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights, Cornell Law School, 2008
  • For outstanding contribution to the Occupy Boston Legal Working Group, Certificate of Achievement, National Lawyers Guild Massachusetts Chapter, 2012
  • Granted annually to a single alum.  Awarded at the Cornell Club in New York, February 10, 2012., Rising Star Award for Exemplary Public Service, Cornell Law School, 2012
  • Acknowledging generous donation of legal expertise and dedication to the victims and families affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana Supreme Court, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • MCLE and CPCS Training Presentations including: Law of Evidence (2014-2018 multiple times per year) Scientific Evidence in Drug Cases (2013-2014) Superior Court Criminal Discovery (2015-2016) Identification Issues in Criminal Cases (2014) Probation Violations in the District Court (2014) Technical Evidence in Probation Violation Hearings (Norfolk and Plymouth Bar Advocates 2017), 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Active member of Occupy Boston Legal Working Group (through the National Lawyers' Guild)., 2012


  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle complaint dismissed on motion despite very serious injuries due to police failure to timely issue a citation., 2017
  • Represented a decedent's unmarried life partner who was accused of unduly influencing the decedent to leave her his home and 80% of financial assets.  Settled for a prior draft of his estate plan in which my client received the home and 50% of financial assets., 2016
  • Required finding of not guilty after 3-day Superior Court jury trial for a woman who was indicted for drug distribution based solely on her husband's conduct., 2015


  • Series of videos produced in house on how we approach criminal defense, and how citizens should handle interacting with the police., Criminal Defense Video Series, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science, Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, 2005
Office Location for Andrew W. Piltser Cowan

25 Bay State Rd
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

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Last Updated: 5/29/2019

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