Michael Cowgill

Michael J.  Cowgill

Title: Trial Attorney
Office: Sarasota, FL

Michael Cowgill is an experienced attorney in the product liability division at mctlaw. Michael focuses his practice on defective medical devices and wrongful death lawsuits involving Kratom, a dangerous supplement. Mr. Cowgill litigates these complex cases to successful conclusions nationwide in state and federal courts.

Early in his career, Mr. Cowgill’s family experience led him to work in immigration law.

His aunt, uncle, and two cousins were sent back to Guatemala after fleeing the Civil War. Mr. Cowgill thought that was an injustice and felt their attorney had allegedly taken advantage of them to a degree. He says that was the driving force for him to become an attorney and help people. As a result, he got his aunt’s residency back. 

Mr. Cowgill finds that helping his clients is the most rewarding part of his profession. “Many times, people feel hopeless when they come to us. Seeing them through a dark time to some semblance of happiness is everything,” says Mr. Cowgill. He fights tirelessly to right the wrongs committed against his clients by some of the largest medical device corporations in the world.  

Mr. Cowgill earned his Bachelor of Arts from New College of Florida and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR. He volunteers as a mentor in the Booker High School Law Academy Mentorship Program, a program for underprivileged youths interested in pursuing a future legal career. Mr. Cowgill also sits on the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division board.

Michael is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami, and a native Spanish speaker. Outside of work and volunteering, he enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar, and playing basketball. He’s a first-time dad and spends his free time relaxing with his family.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – New College of Florida – 2011
  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude – Lewis & Clark Law School – 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Washington State
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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Alison is a phenomenal attorney… When she put together the demand letter she was able to explain what I had been through and how I had felt… I want to thank your firm but personally thank all that had a hand in resolving my case.

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The past 10 months have been a whirlwind to say the least but we are truly thankful, grateful and appreciative of …all you have done for our family. This is truly life changing for us. The weight that this lifts off of our shoulders and the peace of mind it will give us….its priceless. So again, thank you.

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Martin (Last Name Withheld)

I am so grateful for all of your time and tireless work that you have put into resolving my case. Most sincere thanks.

M.R.

I just wanted to thank you for your help over the past 3 years…Thank you for negotiating with the DOJ in order to get as much as we could under the circumstance…It has been a pleasure having you and your wonderful staff here to assist me in this long and tedious effort.

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Thank you for all of your efforts all along to help resolve lifelong issues I will always have due to this defective implant. You have held my hand through a lot and each and everyone of you at MCT are appreciated for all of your efforts.

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Mr. Maglio, I want you to know the appreciation I have for Diana Stadelnikas and her team for the effort they have put into my wife’s claim! The settlement negotiation they achieved (in a very frustrating situation) is outstanding! While there’s a way to go yet, I want to assure you will they have my full confidence and gratitude to the finish! I know you must be proud of your people!

W.C.

I thank you so much for your diligent and hard work on my behalf. You are a thoroughly professional and pleasant person and I am grateful for having you on my case.

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