(DALLAS) – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Dallas-based law firm Cowl…

(DALLAS) – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Dallas-based law firm Cowles & Thompson, P.C., today announced that all 11 attorneys and most of the associated staff from the Addison, Texas, law firm Higier Lautin Foxman McKinney & Owen, P.C., have joined Cowles & Thompson, establishing an Addison office for the downtown Dallas firm.

With the addition, Cowles & Thompson has grown to 71 lawyers, with office locations in Dallas, Addison and Tyler, Texas.

The Higier Lautin attorneys joining Cowles & Thompson bring substantial legal expertise in banking, lending, factoring, bankruptcy, litigation, franchising, estate planning, landlord/tenant and real estate.

“This addition expands the expertise of our firm and adds even more depth to its established abilities in insurance defense and complex commercial litigation,” says David R. Woodward, Cowles & Thompson’s managing shareholder. “We are ideally positioned to help the Texas business community thrive and grow.”

Cowles & Thompson founder, Jim Cowles, said, “Adding the Higier Lautin group definitely was the right move. They share our commitment to clients and to integrity in the practice of law. Their business expertise coupled with our litigation depth will provide great value to our clients.”

Tom Higier, one of the former Higier Lautin shareholders, says he is pleased with the prospect of practicing at his new Cowles & Thompson home. “We are excited about helping to increase the firm’s presence in North Texas. Our clients, old and new, will benefit from the new litigation resources and business solutions we can now deliver. We are thrilled to be joining such a creative, client-focused law firm.”

Cowles & Thompson, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 70 lawyers in Dallas, Addison and Tyler, Texas. Fourteen of its attorneys were named Texas Monthly 2005 Super Lawyers, and Jim Cowles received the 2005 Dallas Bar Association “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award. For more than 25 years, Cowles & Thompson has represented clients from across the nation, providing effective, creative, and efficient solutions for clients’ most complex problems.

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