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Marlee  Cowan

Marlee Cowan is an associate with Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in estate and probate administration, probate litigation, guardianships, conservatorships, estate planning, trust administration, real estate and tax matters. Marlee received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England School of Law, where she earned numerous academic awards.  She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing International Relations and Human Rights Protection.

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Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration 
  • Real Estate 
  • Tax Matters 

Education

  • New England School of Law, JD, May 2009
  • University of California, Berkely, BA, May 2005 (major – International Relations and Human Rights Protection)

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the Massachusetts Rising Star List 2015 & 2016, published in Boston Magazine
  • Timothy J. Cronin, Jr. Memorial Award for showing greatest promise of graduating class to contribute to public service
  • Received 4 CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Class
  • Environmental Law Moot Court Team placed 11 out of 80 teams

Prior Legal Experience

  • 2006 – 2007: Shelter Legal Services (assisted with veterans benefits)
  • 2007: Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services (worked to obtain medical treatment for detainees)
  • 2007: State Representative Denise Provost (organized hearings to decrease adverse health impacts of particulate matter)
  • 2007: McGregor & Associates (researched administrative law issues for environmental law firm)
  • 2008-2009: Environmental Protection Agency, Region I (drafted notices of violations and administrative orders under the Clean Air Act; drafted notice of non-compliance and consent agreement for school district in violation of asbestos regulations)
  • 2009-Present: Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (provide pro bono legal assistance to refugees seeking asylum)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Massachusetts Guardianship  Association, Board of Directors
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • Trusts & Estates Consortium

Bar Admissions 

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Marlee Cowan is a senior associate with Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in estate and probate administration, probate litigation, guardianships, conservatorships, estate planning, trust administration, real estate and tax matters. Marlee received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England School of Law, where she earned numerous academic awards.  She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing International Relations and Human Rights Protection.

Marlee is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Marlee represents asylum seekers pro bono through Community Legal Services and Counseling Center in Cambridge and serves on the board of Green Pro Bono.

She is also a co-founder of Mobilize.org, where she was on the Board of Directors for seven years.

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