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Sadly, John Cowles passed away in June of 2020. He was a great man and a great lawyer. As we say farewell to a warm and generous person, we also remember – and will forever remember – his many achievements and his contributions to the legal community.

John left behind a remarkable legacy. He graduated from the Kansas University School of Law and practiced criminal law in Kansas and Missouri for over 30 years. He was a loyal and dedicated attorney, representing defendants to the fullest and giving his all in every case he handled. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Sedgwick County (Wichita) and in Johnson County, Kansas, where he worked for 5 years.

John also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Missouri (Kansas City), where he prosecuted large-scale financial crime conspiracies. John prosecuted cases for many federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to having had extensive jury trial experience, John also argued many appeals in both the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes the District of Kansas, and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes the Western District of Missouri.

John was an exceptional colleague and friend, and our thoughts will always be with him.

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