About Hornecker, Cowling, LLP - Located in Medford, OR


In response to the needs of their clients for a full service legal provider, in 1998, two of the largest, most respected, and experienced firms in the Rogue Valley joined to form Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell, LLP. As with the original founders in the early 1900s, the firm is dedicated to providing quality legal assistance to the residents of the Rogue Valley and Southern Oregon.


Hornecker Cowling is committed to supporting Southern Oregon above and beyond providing experienced, confident legal services. We are a member of The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County. We sponsor children and families in medical need through our long-standing relationship with Sparrow Clubs. And we have partners involved in a number of community organizations, including Medford Rogue Rotary Club, United Way of Jackson County, and the ARC of Jackson County.

Hornecker Cowling

Gregory T. Hornecker

Greg Hornecker had an active and distinguished legal practice of over 40 years. He brought extensive knowledge and experience to the handling of all manner of real estate, business, and estate planning matters. On behalf of his clients, he served as lead counsel in many complex and significant business and real estate transactions. He was known for his practical, common-sense solutions, his relaxed informality, and his never-ending focus on reaching the result the client desired.

Greg was active in the local community and state Bar matters, including serving on the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners. Greg passed away in 2009.

Robert L. Cowling

Bob Cowling's litigation career spanned five decades. He was best known for his sharp analysis and calm and controlled courtroom demeanor while vigorously defending medical malpractice claims.

Bob is an Oregon native, having grown up along the Columbia River. After earning both his bachelor's degree and his law degree at the University of Oregon, he moved to Medford in 1965 and began a distinguished civil litigation career primarily focused on the representation of doctors, hospitals, attorneys, accountants and other professionals. In 1980, Bob became one of the founding partners of Cowling & Heysell, one of the two firms that later merged to form Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell, LLP.

Bob and his wife, Jean, are both active in the community. Bob is an avid outdoorsman and private pilot. He retired from active membership in the Oregon State Bar in 2014, becoming a pro bono member.