Randy R. Cowherd

Randy headshot

Nurse Paralegal
Shelly Richardson

Primary practice areas:
Medical Malpractice Defense
Legal Malpractice
Products Liability
• B.S., University of Missouri- Columbia 1984
• J.D., University of Missouri- Columbia 1986

• State of Missouri
• Eastern and Western U. S. District Courts

Randy has over 50 jury trials and 40 appellate actions in his experience. Randy was named the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy award in 1997 by the Missouri Bar Foundation.

Randy has defended nineteen medical malpractice cases. In 2009, seven of those cases were named in the Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly Top Defense Verdicts. Randy’s verdicts have ranked as follows: 2008 Top Defense Verdict Number 11; 2009 Top Defense Verdicts Numbers 8, 13, 29 and 49; 2010 Top Defense Verdict Number 41; and 2011 Top Defense Verdict Number 11. Randy was named the First Winningest Defense Lawyer for 2009 by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly. He has received an AV “Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

He also had the Top Defense Verdict in 2009. Randy was selected by peer recognition and professional achievement in the Super Lawyer Section of the Top Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas by the KC Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

• Expert Cross Examination Techniques, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Springfield, MO, August 11, 2006
• Valuing and Defending claims From the Defense Perspective, Personal Injury CLE, Springfield, MO, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, May 12, 2005
• Section 537.065 Agreements, Personal Injury CLE, Springfield, MO Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, February 19, 2004
• Uninsured and Underinsured Motor Vehicle Coverage, Insurance Day Seminar, Springfield, MO, Management Development Institute, October 18, 2000
• Professionalism and Malpractice Avoidance, Springfield, MO, Missouri Bar Association, November 1, 1996
• Bad Faith and Vexatious refusal to Pay, Automobile Litigation Seminar, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Springfield, MO, September 16, 1993

1993-1994    Christian County, Missouri Planning and Zoning Blue Ribbon Committee Member
1993-1994    Site Remodeling and Building Committee Member – Ozark United Methodist Church
1996-2002    Pastor – Parish Relations Committee Chair – Ozark United Methodist Church
1996-2002    Co-Director, Senior High Youth Program, Ozark United Methodist Church
2002-2005    Congregational Lay Leader, Ozark United Methodist Church
2005-2006    Co-Chair, Site Acquisition, Relocation and Phase I Building Committee, Ozark United Methodist Church

• American Bar Association (past member)  -1986 – 2003
• Missouri Bar Association – 1986 – present
• Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association – 1986 – present
• Board Member – 1992 – 1994
• Law Day Committee – 2002-2003