Our firm structure and economics allow us to handle litigation on a cost
effective basis. By controlling overhead we are able to represent our clients at more appealing hourly rates. We are not interested in merely billing hours; the focus of our representation is to reach an excellent result for our clients. We evaluate and plan the handling of all assignments with this philosophy foremost in mind. We recognize that the handling of lawsuits must account for the realistic evaluation of likely results, cost and emotion. The attorney client relationship is
a privileged association and we believe it is a privilege and honor to represent
our clients’ interests.
Paul D. Cowing
Areas of Practice:
Paul D. Cowing is a shareholder with the firm of Cowing & Mendelson, P.C. His practice is concentrated in the areas of tort litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury and insurance law. He has extensive experience in professional liability, construction and transportation industry litigation and trials as well as premises liability and all types of commercial liability situations.
Professional Activities and Honors:
Mr. Cowing is a member of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, The American Board of Trial Advocates and the Defense Research Institute, as well as local bar organizations. He has served as a guest speaker regarding various insurance coverage and trial tactic subjects sponsored by The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, The Defense Research Institute, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and the Missouri Bar. He has served as the Section Leader of the Premises Liability Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
Mr. Cowing is a recipient of The Missouri Bar's Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award for excellence in trial advocacy, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's President's Award for contribution to the work of the bar and the KCMBA's First Annual Congenial Counselor Award.
Mr. Cowing is AV rated in Martindale Hubbell. He has tried over 50 jury trials.
Georgetown University, J.D. 1975
University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A. 1972
Andrew S. Mendelson
Areas of Practice:
Andrew S. Mendelson is a shareholder with the firm of Cowing & Mendelson, P.C. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense and personal injury litigation, insurance coverage analysis, and commercial real estate contracts and litigation. He also works in the areas of corporate law, business litigation, and workers’ compensation. He has extensive experience in all aspects of tort and business litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, and real estate claims.
Professional Admissions and Affiliations:
Mr. Mendelson is a member of the state and federal bars of Missouri and Kansas. He is also a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Johnson County Bar Association, and The Missouri Bar.
University of Kansas, J.D. 1992
University of Kansas, B.S. Accounting and Business