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Benjamin Cowgill Counselor and Attorney at Law
(859) 225-5236 - phone (859) 225-5237 - fax
Paragon Centre Office Park 2333 Alexandria Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40504
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"Because Lexington is centrally located, I am able to meet with lawyers all over the state without undue travel time or expense."
"In addition, my close proximity to the Kentucky Bar Center makes it easy for me to appear at evidentiary hearings, meet with prosecutors in the Office of Bar Counsel and review records in the Office of the Disciplinary Clerk."
"A face-to-face meeting or extended phone conversation is sometimes necessary to
launch an attorney-client relationship properly. But once a good rapport has been established,
it's rather easy to maintain communication by phone, fax and electronic means.
After all, the most important issue is
not the means of communication but how frequently it occurs, how
much substance it contains and whether it empowers the client to make informed
Lawyers are comfortable with written communication.
They don't need as much 'face time' as other people, so long as they are getting the information they need.
And they're too busy to be trading phone calls all day.
That's where technology comes in. I have been
showing other lawyers how to use technology for over twenty years. I use technology
in my practice to move information around as quickly and effectively as
possible, especially to my clients. The most recent example is my
Tools of that nature make geographical location meaningless. I work as closely with lawyers
several hundred miles away
as I do with lawyers who are just across town."
you find a lawyer who is ready and equipped to address a difficult
legal ethics issue?
Right here in Kentucky, serving clients throughout the state.
"Although I am in
Louisville and Ben is in Lexington, we have been able to work closely together
throughout my case. He has made it a point to use all available technology
to keep me informed about developments and include me in decisions. I would say this to other Kentucky lawyers: No matter where you
are located, Ben Cowgill can serve effectively as your counsel in a matter of legal
Louisville lawyer who employed Mr. Cowgill as defense counsel in a
disciplinary case (name withheld to preserve
Mr. Cowgill is the only one of those four who has gained experience on both sides of the disciplinary system, as a prosecutor and as defense counsel. He is also the only one whose practice is limited to matters that involve issues of legal ethics and the law governing lawyers.
Mr. Cowgill advises and represents lawyers located all over Kentucky. He also advises and represents out-of-state lawyers who become involved in questions about legal ethics in Kentucky. He has also counseled and represented students at each of the state's three law schools, regarding character and fitness issues.
He is able to practice all over the state:
► by using state-of-the-art technology, including a network of office and portable computers and a secure client extranet; and
► by maintaining a fully-equipped office in his home, allowing him full access to his practice resources at all hours.
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