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Attorney Michael Cowen

As the co-founder of Begum & Cowen Injury & Accident Lawyers, Michael Cowen is dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims in and around Albuquerque, NM. In 1996, Michael joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York, the oldest law firm in the nation. It was this experience that led him to his passion – helping the injured when they need it most. After returning to Texas, Michael spent his career handling a wide variety of injury cases and is licensed to practice in both Texas and New Mexico. His experience gathering and analyzing evidence have helped him be the most prepared attorney in the courtroom.

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Michael Cowen’s Practice Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Trucking & Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Oil field accidents
  • Product liability

Outside the Office

In 2018 Michael created the Trial Lawyer Nation podcast where he shares industry knowledge for fellow attorneys. The podcast has grown quickly and has been heard in every state in the United States, as well as countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Sweden, and more. Michael is also the author of “Building Towers of Evidence Captured by Cell Phones”, “Maximizing Trucking  Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases” and “Secrets to Winning 8-figure Injury Cases”

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • New York

Education

  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 1991
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D.,1995
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, 2001 – current; 
  • Board Certified in Truck Accident Law, 2019 – current

Speaking Engagements

  • “Let’s Talk Trucking Litigation” Advocate Capital, February 25, 2021
  • “Preparing for a Zoom Trial” ATAA Special Webinar, February 24, 2021
  • “Filing a Direct Negligence Claim” AAJ Trucking Litigation Series, October 23, 2020
  • “Trying Complicated Cases ” UT Austin School of Law, April 27, 2020

Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, “Top 20 Verdicts in Texas in 2020”
  • TopVerdict.com; “Top 50 Personal Injury (Plaintiff) Lawyers” 2017 & 2018
  • Scene in SA Magazine; “Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2017
  • Scene in SA Magazine, “Best Lawyers” 2015 & 2016

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • ATAA (ATAA Board Member & Board Certified)
  • TTLA (Board of Directors; CLE Committee)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • AIEG (Board of Directors; Trucking Committee)
  • AAJ (AAJ Board Member and Co-Chair for Membership)
  • Von’s Vision Executive Board at Texas A&M
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Trial School Faculty

Notable Legal Work

One of Michael’s most notable accomplishments involves his work in a product liability case. Seven months after he requested a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into defective Chinese-made tires distributed by the Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, the tire importer announced a massive tire recall. This exemplifies Michael’s hard work and dedication to not only his client’s, but also the public who deserve to be safe on our roads.