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Cowles Symmes is a member with Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC.  He handles complex commercial and personal injury litigation and has represented a wide variety of businesses and personal clients. Cowles represents multiple clients in complex commercial, premises, and products liability litigation.  He has also developed and managed defense strategies while serving as national coordinating counsel for clients sued across the United States.

Cowles was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and was raised in Gulfport, Mississippi.  He attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi and law school at Mississippi College before being admitted to practice law in 2001. He is also involved with his local community, as well as the business and legal community throughout Mississippi. Cowles and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Asbestos Defense
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Defense
  • Gaming Law
  • Construction Law
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
  • University of Southern Mississippi
    • Bachelor of Science - 1996
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • Mississippi, 2001
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi, 2001

Professional Associations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Gulfport Youth Sports Association
  • South Mississippi Soccer Club