Makers Mill Board Member Jim Cowles

Jim Cowles


Mission Circle (Board)

Jim is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Walker & Varney P.C. in Wolfeboro, N.H. Jim and his wife, Nicole Csiszer, moved to the Lakes Region after they graduated from Vermont Law School, one of the perennially ranked top environmental law schools in the country, in 2008.


He is a general practitioner and focuses his law practice on Civil Litigation, DUI/DWI Defense, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Land Use, Real Estate, and Probate Law. Jim graduated from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Environmental Conservation – Environmental Affairs.

Jim is a former community organizer and is passionate about the environment, sustainability, conservation, social justice, community development, the Boston Celtics, movies, reading, music, and spending time with his friends and family.  Jim and Nicole live in Brookfield, NH and enjoy hiking around New England and their home, which is located near hundreds of acres conserved and managed by Moose Mountain Regional Greenways, a conservation group that Nicole serves on as Chair of its Board of Directors.  They have two cats and would love to adopt a dog someday.

In addition to G.A.L.A., Jim serves on the Board of Directors for the Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association (which manages the Nick), Carroll County Bar Association (Vice President, former Secretary), and was elected to two terms on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Board of Governors.  He is also a former Board Member of the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project and a 2015 graduate of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

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