Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP Announces John W. McGowan as Partner
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP is pleased to announce that John W. McGowan has become a partner of the firm.
Mr. McGowan focuses his practice in the areas of Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Construction Law, and Criminal Defense. In this capacity, Mr. McGowan represents corporate and individual clients at all stages of litigation in the state and federal courts of New York, and serves as labor counsel to several Hudson Valley police unions.
McGowan, a lifelong Rockland County resident, was elected to a 4-year term on the Rockland County Legislature in 2019, serving as one of the County’s 17 elected Legislators. Prior to joining Bleakley Platt, Mr. McGowan was a Senior Assistant District Attorney with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, assigned to the Special Victims’ Unit.
Outside of his professional and civic responsibilities, McGowan is president of the Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians and an active volunteer with many other local charitable organizations, such as the Rockland Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Pearl River Elks Lodge 2041, St. Dominic Knights of Columbus, Lourdes Kids of Rockland, and Pearl River American Legion, Post 329. He also serves on the boards of Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation and Rockland Green. He is a faculty instructor with the Orangetown Police Youth Court and a former adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he taught undergraduate courses in criminal law and evidence.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt looks forward to watching Mr. McGowan excel as he brings his signature brand of energy and passion to his new role at the Firm.
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