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Craig A. Cowart


P 901-462-2618
F 901-462-2626


Craig A. Cowart is a Principal in the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has represented clients in management-side labor and employment law cases of all types, including collective actions and multi-party lawsuits.

Mr. Cowart frequently counsels and represents clients in wage and hour related matters. Mr. Cowart also regularly handles lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative claims involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, as well as disability accommodation issues.

Mr. Cowart spent a portion of his career in an in house counsel position where he was responsible for all employment related legal matters. He regularly assists clients in establishing and implementing effective policies and procedures and counsels clients regarding issues in the workplace.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Mississippi State Bar Association
  • Tennessee State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • March of Dimes, Tennessee Chapter, Former Board Member
  • Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Member, Board of Directors

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Cutting Edge Cases in Federal Employment Law Litigation,” Federal Bar Association Hawaii Chapter (Honolulu, HI, December 2014) [presenter and panelist]
  • “FLSA – You Need to Know,” Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce (Memphis, TN, October 2014) [presenter]
  • “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Delta Human Resource Management Association (Greenwood, MS, December 2013) [presenter]

See AllCraig A. Cowart in the News

August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More