If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, know that you can trust your case to the Laurel personal injury lawyers at McGowan & Cecil, LLC. With over 120 years of combined experience, we have successfully represented thousands of clients with cases similar to yours. When you reach out to us, you will have at least one attorney and one paralegal on your side to navigate you through this difficult legal process and help you understand your rights. We are compassionate and prepared to be your legal confidant in these trying times. However, when it comes to facing insurance companies or the other party, you can rest assured knowing that we will aggressively fight for you and will never settle for less than you deserve.
Get to Know Our Attorneys
Alyce Clark assists in many of the large and complex personal injury cases for McGowan & Cecil. She has been with the firm since 2014 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Baltimore.
Alyce’s unyielding dedication and assertiveness has been a great asset to the firm. It has enabled her to assist our attorneys in obtaining successful and favorable results. In the past year she has aided in the settlement of over one million dollars in recovery for our clients. Her free time is mostly spent assisting her husband in cooking up elaborate meals for guests or lounging around with her pug, Mrs. Pickles.
Ana Vera has been with the firm since 2019. Ana has grown from working as our front desk receptionist to coding documents for our case management software to now being our Circuit Court litigation paralegal.
Since 2019, Ana has also worked with other firms where she has gained experience in other areas of law such as Worker’s Compensation, Corporate litigation, and Insurance Defense. Being fluent in Spanish has also made Ana a vital asset to our firm when having to explain the complex process of entering litigation to our Spanish-Speaking clients. Ana’s prior experience interning with the Department of Juvenile Services for Baltimore City and working at nonprofit CASA in Action for Maryland just shows the commitment she has to helping her community. At our Firm, you can count on Ana to be there every step of the way for your claim.
Betty joined McGowan & Cecil in 2004. She serves as the Office Manager and works closely with the Managing Partner on day-to-day operations of the Firm. She was previously a Paralegal at McGowan & Cecil, tasked with complex litigation cases. Prior to joining McGowan & Cecil, Betty worked at a major law firm in Washington, D.C. Betty has many years of legal experience in a wide range of areas. She is very knowledgeable and a great asset to the Firm.
Chase graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Before joining McGowan & Cecil in 2021, he worked in the customer service, stage theatre, and education industries. His thoughtful and compassionate nature brings a personal touch to each case he assists with. Chase enjoys playing chess, foil fencing, and watching baseball.
Danielle Hernandez joined McGowan and Cecil in 2022. Danielle previously worked at the State’s Attorney office in Upper Marlboro as an intern aiding in trial preparation, witness interviewing, and Spanish translations. Prior to joining our team, she worked as paralegal in a law office that specializes in Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Law. Danielle incorporates her prior experience to help McGowan and Cecil clients gain recovery for damages.
- Prince George’s Community College, A.A., Criminal Justice
- University of Maryland College Park, B.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice
Assistant Office Manager
Dylan was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland, and has been working with McGowan & Cecil since 2011. What started as a high school summer job answering phones evolved into a full-time opportunity in 2017, after he graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona. Since working with the firm, Dylan has worn many hats, including (but not limited to): front desk staffer, personal assistant, and paralegal. He now uses his well-rounded background to contribute to everyday operations as an assistant office manager.
From simple disputes to complex litigation cases, Indira assists in all phases of a case from its inception.
Indira Persaud joined McGowan and Cecil in 2016 and has assisted our clients and team by providing regular contact and updates, managing the discovery process, maintaining the case calendar and deadlines, and drafting pleadings and letters. She also maintains all document production and the client case file, and is integral in preparing for depositions, mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and trials.
Indira’s keen eye for detail, ingenuity and caring heart has made her an asset to the firm and possibly your next case!
- University of Maryland University College, B.S., Legal Studies
Jeysi Molina originally was employed as a receptionist in 2022, and quickly proved herself capable of being a paralegal. Rising to the occasion, she now works a full case load. Jeysi has exceptional people skills and exhibits professionalism . Jeysi ha plans to work on a degree in Criminal Justice at AACC.
Nathan Desjarlais has been working for McGowan & Cecil since May 2018. Prior to joining McGowan & Cecil, he graduated from Anne Arundel Community College’s Paralegal program. Through this program, Nathan completed internships with the Office of the Public Defender, the Maryland Ethics Commission and the Maryland General Assembly. He is happy to bring his prior experience from each to McGowan & Cecil, helping clients achieve the best outcome possible.
Tatiana joined the firm as a Paralegal in 2023. She has great communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. Tatiana is fluent in Spanish. Tatiana recently earned a certification as a Phlebotomy Technician by NFCE. Tatiana loves helping people and brings that passion with her to the Firm. She’s a great asset to McGowan & Cecil.
Sarah Peck joined McGowan & Cecil as a paralegal in 2023. She is one of our Circuit Court litigation paralegals dedicated to helping clients through the litigation process. A United States Air Force Veteran with over a decade of experience in the Intelligence Community, Sarah is detail-oriented and passionate about effective communication with her clients. In her free time, Sarah enjoys learning new things and spending time with her family.
- Trident University International, Doctor of Business Administration
- University of Maryland University College, Master of Business Administration
- Maryland University of Integrative Health, M.A. Health and Wellness Coaching
- SUNY Empire State College, B.S. Physics
- Defense Language Institute, A.A. Arabic
- Community College of the Air Force, A.A.S. Communications Applications Technology
A paralegal with a strong foundation in healthcare and a passion for legal advocacy. I bring a unique blend of skills and experiences that set me apart in the legal field including a background encompassing nine years in the healthcare industry. The healthcare sector allowed me to hone my ability to assist clients in navigating the intricate maze of regulations and processes. During my nine-year tenure, I developed a deep understanding of the healthcare landscape and the importance of detail-oriented work. This experience allows me to approach legal matters with a meticulous eye and a firm grasp of the critical nuances of the field. My fluency in both English and Spanish is a valuable asset, enabling me to serve a diverse range of clients effectively. I am a paralegal who combines practical experience with a genuine dedication to clients and the legal profession.
Esteffany Lopez joined the firm in 2023 as a Legal Assistant. Esteffany previously worked in healthcare for 9 years and brings great communication, enthusiasm, and organization skills. She is fluent in Spanish, which allows her to do what she loves: help people overcome language barriers.
Jennifer Kohlhaus has been with the firm since 2021. Jennifer started at our front desk and has since moved to being a paralegal. Jennifer has also worked with a business and tax firm, where she gained experience drafting documents and multitasking. Jennifer has since maintained client files and assisted our clients. She is a U.S. Navy veteran, and her experience helps with attention to detail and communicating with clients. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and son, Joel, and building Lego sets.
- Anne Arundel Community College, A.A.S. Paralegal Studies
- University of Baltimore, B. A. Legal Studies
Marlene Flores joined McGowan & Cecil as a paralegal in 2023. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in banking and helped clients through all aspects, from opening their first accounts to preparing for their first home purchases. Using these experiences, and her fluency in Spanish, she works hard to guide our clients throughout every step of the process.
Our attorneys possess more than 120 years of collective legal experience.
We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on a multitude of cases.
We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.
We’ve represented thousands of injured clients over three decades.
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