Anastasia Cowan, Esq.Senior Associate Attorney
The Historic John Price Carr House
200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
Anastasia Cowan pursued her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. She was a resident advisor, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and a member of the Women’s Glee Club. While at Ohio State, Ms. Cowan was able to sing in various places throughout the United States and had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Ms. Cowan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in three years and used the fourth year to intern at the Ohio State Bar Foundation. At the Bar Foundation, Ms. Cowan was able to work on various charitable endeavors throughout the community.
Ms. Cowan attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned a J.D. with an education concentration in children and family law. While at Capital, she worked for the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, interned with the Durham County Attorney for the Department of Social Services and worked as a hearing officer for Franklin County’s Teen Court Program. She also competed on the school’s Children and Family Moot Court team.
After graduating from Law School, Ms. Cowan moved to Charlotte and opened a private practice focusing in indigent criminal defense, juvenile delinquency, and child welfare. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Cowan was hired on as the Mental Health Attorney on the Children’s Defense team at the Council for Children’s Rights. While in that role, Ms. Cowan represented hundreds of child clients in mental health and delinquency proceedings.
When Ms. Cowan is not working, she serves as the chair for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes project which drafts estate planning documents for first responders. She has also previously served as the co-chair for the Bar Association’s Project Grace, a project helping elderly, low income people with estate planning documents. Ms. Cowan enjoys hiking, running, traveling, spending time at the beach, and throwing tennis balls to her shih tzu, Daisy.
J.D., Capital University Law, 2010
Concentration in Children and Family Law
Children and Family Moot Court team
B.A., Ohio State University, 2006
Golden Key International Honor Society
Women’s Glee Club
North Carolina State Bar