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Andrew Piltser Cowan

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  • Misdemeanor


Andrew Piltser Cowan grew up in Ames, Iowa, graduating from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Physics and Astronomy, with a minor in German. He graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2008, with a concentration in advocacy. In Law school, Andy won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Jurisdiction and the school's Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights. While in law school, Andy volunteered to help with estate administration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina with the Pro Bono Project of New Orleans, earning a letter of commendation from the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Attorney Piltser Cowan worked as a public defender for 5 years, and became a full-time Superior Court specialist in the Dedham Public Defenders' office. In 2012, he was again honoured by Cornell Law School with their Rising Star Award for Exemplary Public Service. Andy established his independent practice in 2013.

From misdemeanors like trespassing or OUI, to major felonies like drug trafficking, Internet crimes, kidnapping, or homicide, Attorney Piltser Cowan brings all his experience to the table in your case. Whatever your goal, Attorney Piltser Cowan will find your defense and fight to see you through it. Whether District or Superior Court, misdemeanor or felony, Attorney Piltser Cowan is comfortable in any courtroom, on any case.

"Legal counsel of the highest caliber." -Laurel

"A phenomenal problem solver and communicator in and out of the court room." -Kevin

"Andy is the one lawyer I will always contact if I get into trouble." -Sean


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Jurisdiction
    • Honors: Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights
    • Major: Advocacy
  • University of Iowa
    • Major: Physics and Astronomy
    • Minor: German


  • Rising Star Award for Exemplary Public Service, Cornell Law School

Past Positions

  • Dedham Public Defenders’ office, Superior Court specialist

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney