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John H. Cowley, Jr. 
Of Counsel

Phone: (248) 851-9500
Fax: (248) 538-1223


John H. Cowley, Jr. has over 35 years of experience in the insurance field. During his career, he has been employed by major carriers such as Aetna and Travelers in the capacity of Managing Attorney and Chief Liability Lawyer for their Michigan offices. He has successfully represented individual defendants, corporations and insurance carriers in personal injury, catastrophic no-fault and wrongful death cases. Additionally, his advocacy has resulted in a number of Supreme Court decisions which have made or changed the law in the State of Michigan such as DAIIE v. Home Insurance Company, 428 Mich 43 (1987) and Hartford v. The MCCA, 484 Mich 1 (2009). He has been recognized by his peers as an outstanding litigator by virtue of his "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He was an Executive Partner at Secrest Wardle and the Co-Chair of Firm's Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group.


Additionally, Mr. Cowley was a frequent author of articles for Secrest Wardle's Firm newsletters along with conducting numerous seminars and speaking on topics including: Traumatic Brain Injury, Michigan No-Fault, Techniques for Evaluating Personal Injury Claims and Preparing for Deposition.


Specialties: Construction Law, Motor Vehicle Litigation, Product Liability, Property, Fire and Casualty.


Retired as an Executive Partner, Secrest Wardle on 12/01/2013.


Currently Of Counsel Secrest Wardle in Private Practice- Arbitrations, Facilitations & Case evaluations.







Attorney Cowley is not a shareholder or officer of Secrest Wardle. As such, Attorney Cowley has no authority to enter into any contracts or legal agreements on behalf of Secrest Wardle. Any agreement made by this Attorney is not binding on the law firm and is the sole personal responsibility of this Attorney.


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P.O Box 5025
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Phone: (248) 851-9500
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