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Charles B. Cowherd


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T 417.888.1010
F 417.881.8035

Charles Cowherd is a member of the Banking and Financial Services and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Groups. Mr. Cowherd has devoted his practice to assisting clients resolve a wide range of complex commercial and financial disputes.  He has a depth of trial experience during more than 35 years of practice in which he has represented financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, real estate developers, contractors, creditors, employers and individuals in complex matters in state and federal courts. Those cases have included claims for personal injury, contract damages, condemnation damages, injunctions and civil rights.  Mr. Cowherd’s commercial practice has included the sale and acquisition of businesses, including financial institutions, foreclosures, real estate development and bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Cowherd is licensed in Missouri and is authorized to practice in the United District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


  • American Association for Justice
  • The Missouri Bar, Missouri Bar Commercial Law Section, Courts and CLE Bulletin, Editor, 1993-2006
  • Missouri Real Estate Appraiser Commission
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, President, 2004
  • Missouri Banker’s Association

Civic Involvement

  • Springfield-Branson Airport, Board of Directors, 2002-present; Chair, 2006-2007
  • Springfield Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement System, Board of Trustees, 2010-present; Chair, 2012-2013; President, 2013-2014


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2023

Contact Charles Cowherd at 417.888.1010 or ccowherd@spencerfane.com.