Chapman and Cowherd, P.C.

Chapman and Cowherd, P.C.

903 Jackson St
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone 660-646-0627 | Fax 660-646-1105


Robert E. Cowherd

Robert was born in Monett, Missouri on August 13, 1951, and grew up on a farm about 10 miles north of Cassville, Missouri. He graduated from Cassville High School. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for both undergraduate (B.A History 1973) and Law School (J.D.1975). He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, member of the Missouri Law Review, and Member of the Order of the Coif.

He joined the law firm of Chapman and Chapman, P.C. in 1975. He has practiced with the firm since that time. His practice is focused on business law, agricultural law, probate and estate planning, bankruptcy, and municipal law. He represents a number of financial institutions including FCS Financial, Chillicothe State Bank, Home Exchange Bank, Great Western Bank, and Investors Community Bank. He also provides representation to numerous communities in north central Missouri on all areas of municipal law including municipal finance. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and has served as a member of The Missouri Bar Board of Governors.

He has set up several charitable foundations and works actively with many not for profit entities. He has been an active leader in the founding, development, and expansion of the Grand River Area Family YMCA.

He is married to Lou Cowherd and they have 2 daughters. He enjoys working on economic development projects for Chillicothe and surrounding areas, and doing other activities that improve the quality of life for people in the north Missouri area.


Trentis E. Miller

Trentis Miller was born and raised in Jackson, Missouri. He graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he met his wife and Chillicothe native, Malissa Mautino Miller, and became a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduating Westminster in 2004, Miller worked in the banking industry for five years before attending law school. Miller’s banking experience includes credit analyst work on complex commercial loans and participation in the bank’s senior loan committee meetings.

Miller graduated from UMKC Law School in 2012, where he volunteered at the Kansas City Tax Clinic and was a Literary Editor of the UMKC Law Review. Miller joined Chapman and Cowherd, P.C. upon graduation from UMKC and successful completion of the Missouri Bar Exam.

Miller handles general legal needs for clients while also specializing in criminal law, family law, workers’ compensation law, and landlord-tenant issues. Miller has successfully completed DWI detection and standardized field sobriety training and represents clients in DWI defense. Miller assists clients with protecting their Second Amendment rights, including the drafting of National Firearms Act Trusts. Miller can also assist individuals in expunging their criminal record. Miller is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, United States District Courts and has also assisted with and argued cases in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Miller is member of Chillicothe Rotary and Elks Club 656. Miller serves as a board member for North Missouri FCA, Hedrick Medical Center Foundation, Chillicothe Education Foundation, Main Street Chillicothe, Chillicothe Area Christian Builders (formerly Chillicothe Habitat for Humanity, Inc.), and is President of the Grand River Area YMCA Board of Directors. Miller is also active in the Missouri Bar and previously served as the District 1 representative on the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) from 2014 to 2018.

Miller resides in Chillicothe with his wife and children. Miller’s hobbies include spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, and boating.


Maggie McConville

Maggie McConville (McCoy) was born and raised in Chillicothe, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri (Springfield), summa cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in criminology. After graduating in 2016, Maggie moved to Orlando, Florida, to work in the tourism industry for a few years before returning to Chillicothe as a Substance Abuse Counselor in the Chillicothe Correctional Center. In 2019, she decided to return to school and seek an education in the legal field.

Maggie attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and graduated cum laude in May 2022. In law school, Maggie served as a student emissary and on the board of several organizations including the Association for Women Law Students, Estates and Trusts Society, Federal Bar Association, and Oliver Club, the law school's mental heath organization. Maggie worked as an intern for Judge Chapman at the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals in the Summer of 2020, and in her last year of school she was a legal intern with The MHP Law Firm, which specializes in real estate. While in law school, she also worked in UMKC's Land Title Clinic, helping the Kansas City Land Bank clear title to abandoned properties, and the Entrepreneurial Services Clinic, providing services to upstarting businesses.

Maggie moved back to her hometown in the summer of 2022 to join Chapman and Cowherd. P.C. She was admitted to the Missouri State Bar, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in September 2022. She looks forward to providing Chillicothe and its surrounding areas with general legal needs, including family law, business law, probate and estate planning, bankruptcy, and real estate matters.

Since returning to Chillicothe, Maggie has married her husband, Cody McConville. They both are excited to get more involved in this wonderful community. They enjoy spending time with family, any outdoor activities, and of course football!


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