Bleakley Platt & Schmidt’s John McGowan Begins First Term on County Legislature
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP associate John W. McGowan, Esq, was recently sworn in as Rockland County’s District 15 Legislator, joining the County Legislature, comprised of 17 representatives from throughout Rockland.
A lifelong resident of Rockland County, McGowan’s victory in District 15 was his first run for elected office and is the culmination of an extensive record of public service and community involvement. As an attorney at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, McGowan, who is admitted to practice in both New York State and federal courts, is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, where he specializes in general liability defense, construction law, and criminal defense. He is a former Senior Assistant District Attorney of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, where he was assigned to the Special Victims’ Unit.
Appointed by Rockland County Executive Ed Day in 2018, McGowan is a board member of the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority. He is also president of the Rockland Ancient Order of Hibernians, as well a member of the Rockland Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Pearl River Elks Lodge 2041, St. Dominic Knights of Columbus, and a volunteer with the Lourdes Kids of Rockland and Pearl River American Legion, Post 329. He is an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College and a faculty instructor with the Orangetown Police Youth Court.
McGowan began his four-year term on January 2, 2020, replacing outgoing District 15 legislator, Patrick Moroney.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP is Westchester’s preeminent law firm, with a more than 80-year legacy of providing superior legal counsel to the residents and businesses of Westchester County and Greenwhich, CT. To learn more about the firm’s services, visit https://www.bpslaw.com/, or contact its offices at (914) 949-2700. To learn more about John W. McGowan, his practice areas, and services offered, email him at email@example.com.