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John F. Cowling

An accomplished litigator, John Cowling counsels organizations through a range of strategic business decisions. He practices primarily in the areas of general litigation, products liability, environmental litigation and information technology law.

For companies of all sizes, John handles matters concerning software contract issues, breach of contract, property disputes, products liability, OSHA penalty actions and commercial tort claims.

For more than five years, John worked on the welding fumes products liability litigation and did extensive work for a welding products manufacturer as national products liability counsel.

In the environmental area, John litigates claims related to federal and state environmental statutes such as CERCLA, RCRA and the Clean Air Act. He defends civil enforcements and penalty actions and deals with insurance coverage issues.

John advises clients on information technology issues including retention policies, contracts, privacy, and the management of electronically stored information (ESI). John is a frequent speaker on E-discovery issues.

Additionally, John is the president of Lawgical Choice, a company that provides legal technology services to law firms and legal departments. He has employed computers and litigation technology in his practice for many years.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, John was employed by the Missouri Public Counsel’s Office, a state agency charged with representing utility ratepayers before the Missouri Public Service Commission. He also worked as a law clerk for Judge William L. Hungate of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.