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Owen P. McGowan

Owen P. McGowan

Norwell, Massachusetts

Owen McGowan has served as lead counsel in over 100 civil trials over the past 17 years in the State and Federal Courts. This vast experience includes the representation of plaintiffs and defendants, primarily in significant personal injury matters. Below is a link to the cases tried to verdict by Mr. McGowan, as well as details of his experience as an arbitrator, mediator, expert witness and adjunct judicial hearing officer.

Attorney McGowan has extensive experience in the area of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR is a method of settling a legal matter without taking the matter to a court. He has served as a mediator/arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and conducted many private arbitrations. In addition, he has served as a judicial panelist on over 50 medical malpractice screening tribunals in conjunction with a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court and a licensed medical doctor.

Attorney McGowan has also served as an expert witness in cases throughout the country on matters ranging from attorney malpractice to the evaluation of the injuries sustained by a brain damaged child. He has become a much sought after keynote speaker for all types of professional and civic associations.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Toxic Torts

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Phi Beta Phi
  • St Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1983
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Defending Lead Paint Suits, Best's Review, February, 1993

Representative Cases

  • Western Alliance Ins. Co. v. Gill, 426 Mass 115 (1998)
  • Domack v. SherryScott Corp. (Massachusetts Appeals Court 1999)
  • Mongeon v. Arbella Insurance (Massachusetts Appeals Court 2006)
  • Jefferson v. Hourihan (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Bickekis v. Ishola (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Ladik v. Fay (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Robinson v. Lena Park (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Ferguson v. Jimenez (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Woodrow v. Murphy (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Rodriguez v. Leopold (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Ketchen v. Adams (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Harris v. Whaley (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Allstate v. Toole Heating, Inc. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Creswell v. Woolfrey (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Fontaine v. Ferry (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Averill v. White (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Barkhouse v. Markowski (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Checker Cab v. Gaudett (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Hoagland v. Cretros (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Buckely v. Pugach (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Bullens v. Bernardi (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Adams v. Cronin (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Shea v. Hoefer (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Commerce Insurance Company v. Apostol (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Adams v. Cronin (Re-trial) (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Lynch & Butler (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Fernandes v. Monast (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Motta v. Sweetman (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Domack v. Sherryscott (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Johnson v. Andy?s Market (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Clemens v. Del Realty (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Gilmartin v. Jerrier (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Ryan v. Zimmerman (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Wordsworth v. MTRA (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Frangente v. Senter (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Rowell v. Billante (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Nee v. Bartucca (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Barnett v. Micozzi Mgmt. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Plasse v. Vidmor (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Simonian v. Anderson (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Guillemette v. Wall (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Crowell v. Pinzino (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Dibona v. Furnace Brook (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Hartnett v. Bieffe Corp. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Moran v. Buck-A-Book (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Ospina v. K&A Realty (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Acquaviva v. Johnson (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Braley v. Winn Mgmt. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Flaherty v. Marsden Realty (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Greene v. Lebouef (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Roads Corporation v. Travelers Corp. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Youshaei v. Shapleve Realty (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Fahey v. Cottage Properties (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Mackey v. Stoll (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Parker v. Rodrigues (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Yarosh v. Cafuso (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Holland v. Greenbrook Condo (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Huntington v. Agostinito (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Lynch v. Donnell House (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Doherty v. Caruso (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Smith v. Stop & Shop (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Nunley v. Babcock (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Jordan v. Fleming (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Roads Corp. v. CNA (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Mongeon v. Arbella (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • St. Laurent v. Touisset C.C. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Matos-Jackson v. Craighill (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Gall v. Lakeville Realty (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Bibby v. Schupp (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Beaupre v. Burke (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Beaupre v. Burke (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Kent v. Keane (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Gullage v. Clubhouse Café (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Rodriguez v. 17-19 Winter Street (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Faith Ministries v. 345 East St. Asso. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Keeley v. Old Dorchester (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Kelley v. Mogel (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Powers v. Ramos (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Santiago v. Corporon (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Doe v. Robinson (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Camara v. Ledo (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Dwyer v. Hecht (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • San Fillip v. Adams (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Brice v. Adams (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • McNamara/Salvie v. MCG Architects (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Anthony v. Kheng (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Askianaskis v. Pessia (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Whittaker v. Royal Dane (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Rizzuto v. Zuckerman (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Wisnienski v. Palka (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Naiman v. Newton House Condo. (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Arbella v. Welcome (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • McManmon v. Captain Lysander Inn (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Meehan v. Anthery Realty Trust (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Thompson v. Bear Realty Trust (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Sterlin v. McGrail (Massachusetts Trial Court)
  • Cahners v. Jaye, et al (U.S. Federal District Court)
  • McAdams v. Drake (U.S. Federal District Court)
  • Coleman v. School Street Condo. (U.S. Federal District Court)
  • Cortland v. Dalkon Shield Trust
  • Flores v. Smith Barney
  • Meeken v. Smith Barney
  • Day v. Dalkon Shield Trust
  • Doe v. Hunt
  • Ross v. Safety Insurance Company
  • Thompson v. Budget Rent-A-Car
  • Jean v. Arbella
  • Funes v. Lundergun
  • Hughes-Walcott v. Kreilkamp
  • Griffith v. Capiello, et al
  • Burton v. Smith Barney
  • Chu v. Smith Barney
  • Bogonis v. Fireman?s Fund Ins. Co.
  • Jacques-Simon v. Hanover
  • Livingston v. Hanover
  • Kyridis v. Hanover
  • Harlfinger v. Halpern (Suffolk Superior Court)
  • Doe v. Richmond Housing and Hartford Insurance Company v. Vermont Mutual Insurance Company (U. S. Federal District Court, District of Virginia)
  • Corbett v. M.C.D. (U. S. District Court, District of Maine)


  • Panel Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Panel Member, Middlesex County Medical Malpractice Tribunals
  • Panel Member, Duke University Private Adjudication Center
  • Panel Member, Dalkon Shield Claims Arbitration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Bristol County Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member, Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
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The attorneys at McGowan & Associates serve clients throughout the South Shore and the state of Massachusetts, including Norwell, Quincy, Scituate, Weymouth, Braintree, Plymouth, Boston, Brockton, Taunton, Marshfield, Hanover, Hingham, Rockland, Kingston, Bridgewater, Martha Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod, Fall River, New Bedford, Wareham, Hyannis, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Bristol County, Barnstable County, Dukes County and Nantucket County.

McGowan & Associates,
Attorneys at Law

Norwell Office
80 Washington Street Ste C20
Norwell, MA 02061

Nantucket Office
19 Hussey St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

Local: 781-261-9977
Fax: 781-261-9993
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