In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering Our Founders

In 1979, Coghlan Crowson, LLP was founded when business partners Howard Coghlan and David Crowson entered into business together. Together, they laid the groundwork for our firm, which is dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality legal work and maintaining the highest possible ethical standards.

Although the firm has seen other partners come and go, Coghlan and Crowson remained in business together. Their own dedication to the firm and its clients has earned Coghlan Crowson, LLP respect and admiration in the communities and industries it serves. This is validated, in part, by our firm’s AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an international law directory that recognizes peer reviews in the legal profession.

Thanks to their hard work and dedication, we have become a known and trusted source for legal assistance for matters that involve:

Attorney David Crowson passed away in 2007 and attorney Howard Coughlan followed in 2016. Their dedication to the practice of law and serving their clients will be forever remembered and appreciated by all who knew them.

If you would like to learn more about our founders, our firm, or our services, please contact us online.

"Howard Coghlan was quite simply, the greatest lawyer I have ever known. He obtained excellent results for his clients without ever raising his voice or engaging in personal attacks and was universally loved and respected. His ability to remember case names and being able to apply those legal concepts to a particular problem on behalf of his client was unparalleled, and by the force of his personality, he never failed to inspire me to improve as an attorney.

David Crowson was also a fantastic lawyer, but in a completely different way. He was a CPA and an attorney, so his attention to detail was remarkable. His desire to obtain the best possible result for his client meant that he never gave up on a problem. However, even in the most stressful negotiations or challenges, David never sacrificed his principles. He always lived up to the Christian ideals which were so important to him in his life. David was taken from us way too early, and I daily miss his presence. Although Howard lived a long fruitful life, I also miss seeing and speaking to him on a daily basis. Both men were examples of what we could be in life…great lawyers, but more importantly, great men.

I am proud to say Howard and David were two of my dearest friends. Each of them exhibited the qualities to which we all aspire. They were honest, fair, down-to-earth good people and they always placed other folks’ needs ahead of themselves. Their integrity was reflected in all of their personal and professional relationships, and we continue to call our firm “Coghlan Crowson” because we remember their qualities and choose to honor their memory."

- J. Don Westbrook

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