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Michael McGowan


Michael McGowan is a founding partner in the Law Firm of McGowan & Cecil, LLC. He exclusively represents individuals who have been injured through the negligence of others. This Includes car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, falls, defective products and medical malpractice. Mr. McGowan obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Catholic University (Washington D.C.) in 1980, Magna Cum Laude and his Law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1983. Upon graduation he completed a judicial clerkship for Judge Melbourne, in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland. Thereafter he joined O'Malley, Miles, McCarthy & Harrell where he was hired by insurance companies to defend corporations and individuals who were sued for causing personal injuries. During this time he also represented clients who had been injured due to negligence. With the formation of McGowan & Cecil, LLC in 2001, Mr. McGowan limited his practice to exclusively representing the seriously injured.

Mr. McGowan has appeared before the Maryland Insurance Commissioner, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Circuit Courts for most of the counties in the State of Maryland. He is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

Mr. McGowan has made thousands of recoveries for his clients, including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Having performed work for insurance companies for over a decade and represented clients injured by negligence for over 35 years, Mr. McGowan has the experience and expertise necessary to maximize his clients' financial recovery within the shortest period of time.

Areas of Practice

  • Car/truck/motorcycle collisions
  • Trips/falls/knockdowns on premises
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products causing bodily injury/death
  • Defective Products

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1986
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992


  • English
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers 2018-2021
  • Prince Georges Attorney Worth Watching

  • Circuit Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Prince George's County
  • City of Laurel Community Redevelopment Authority
  • City of Laurel Crime Line Committee
  • Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow, Life Member
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland, Prince George's, Montgomery and the District of Columbia Bar Associations
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Audrey E. Melbourne Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland 1983 - 1984
  • Associate O'Malley, Miles, McCarthy & Harrel 1984 - 1987
  • Partner McCarthy, Bacon, Costello, LLP 1988 - 1999

  • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) The Catholic University of America - University
  • J.D. Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law - Graduate School
Why McGowan & Cecil, LLC?
  • 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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