Cowangates PC


Cowangates PC

Criminal, Personal Injury, Land Use & Zoning, Child Support, Lawsuit & Dispute

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Deborah S. O'Toole

Litigation, Estate Planning, Employment, Family Law

Debbie is an experienced trial lawyer concentrating in civil litigation, including personal injury, professional liability, workers' compensation and ... (more)

Ernest P. Gates

Land Use & Zoning, Traffic, Criminal, Accident & Injury

Ernest P. "Rusty" Gates, Jr. possesses 26 years of extensive experience as a trial and business attorney.  As a member of CowanGates' litigation ... (more)

F. Neil Cowan

Family Law, Corporate, Estate Planning, Real Estate

Neil was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1988. He earned his B.S. degree in History and Religion from Hampden-Sydney College and a J.D. from the... (more)

Tessie Barnes

Eminent Domain, Personal Injury, Defamation & Slander, Accident & Injury

Tessie O. Barnes, an associate with CowanGates PC, is a member of the firm's civil and commercial litigation team.  She practices in the areas of... (more)

W. Brandon Cowan

Corporate, Business Organization, Estate Planning, Tax

Brandon Cowan is an associate with CowanGates on the estate planning, corporate and business law team. His law practice focuses on tax and estate plan... (more)

David H. Gates

Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal, Insurance

David is a trial attorney who was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1983. David received his B.S. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. ... (more)

Frank N. Cowan

Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate

Frank Cowan is a founding member and Chairman of the CowanGates law firm. He has extensive trial and litigation experience, including personal injury,... (more)

Frank F. Rennie

Eminent Domain, Lawsuit & Dispute, Workers' Compensation, Accident & Injury

Frank Rennie has practiced law at CowanGates PC since graduating from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Prior to law scho... (more)

Melanie A. Friend

Farms, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Adoption

Melanie Friend practices family law at CowanGates focusing on divorce, alimony, custody and visitation, adoption and prenuptial agreements. She joined... (more)

Michael C. Hall

Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Business Organization, Banking & Finance

Mike is the leader of CowanGates Estate Planning, Business and Corporate Law Team and practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and administ... (more)

Scott D. Stovall

Commercial Leasing, Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Business Organization

Scott Stovall is a member of CowanGates PC's estate planning, corporate and business law, and real estate teams. His law practice focuses on tax and e... (more)

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Cowangates PC
1930 Huguenot Road,P.O. Box 35655
Richmond, VA 23235


1930 Huguenot Road,P.O. Box 35655
Richmond, VA 23235

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