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Marc G. Cowden

Marc G. Cowden

San Jose, California

After graduating from Princeton University in 1989, Mr. Cowden spent a year in the domestic Peace Corps where he created and supervised a program to assist low-income seniors.  He then attended Santa Clara University School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1993.

Mr. Cowden is a member of the State Bar of California, and practices in both state and federal courts. He specializes in medical malpractice defense, elder abuse, defense of civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. §1983, premises liability, and representation of physicians in Medical Board licensing matters and nurses in Board of Registered Nursing matters. Mr. Cowden has tried cases in Sonoma County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and the United States District Court, Northern District of California.


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Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Elder Abuse
  • Defense of Civil Rights Claims under 42 U.S.C. §1983
  • Premises Liability
  • Representation of Physicians in Medical Board Licensing Matters
  • Representation of Nurses in Board of Registered Nursing Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993
  • Supreme Court of California, 1993


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Princeton University
    • A.B. - 1989


  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, 2014 ER Physicians at Highland Hospital Oakland, CA
  • Peer Review and the Law, 2014 Marin County Physician Foundation Larkspur, CA

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Spirit of the Lotus (interfaith Church and School), 1995 - Present
  • Treasurer, Spirit of the Lotus (interfaith Church and School), 2013 - Present
  • Friendly Visiting Service, 1992 - 1999
  • Support for Elderly Adults Program, 1990 - 1992

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Sheuerman, Martini, Tabari, Zenere & Garvin - A Professional Corporation
1033 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-288-9700
Fax: 408-295-9900
Fax: 408-350-1432
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