Bleakley Platt Welcomes John W. McGowan to Litigation Practice Group

April 2017

John W. McGowan has joined the firm as a litigation associate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McGowan served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, assigned to the Special Victims Unit and prior to that, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York.

Since 2013, Mr. McGowan has been an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he teaches undergraduate courses in criminal law and evidence.

Mr. McGowan is the third member of the McGowan family to practice law at Bleakley Platt. Both his father, the late Bart R. McGowan, and his sister Margaret E. McGowan were attorneys with the firm in the 1990s.

Mr. McGowan received his J.D. in 2010 from New York Law School (cum laude), where he was the Managing Editor of the New York Law School Law Review. He holds a B. A. from St. Thomas Aquinas College (summa cum laude, 2007). He is admitted to practice law in New York State.

In 2013, he was a recipient of the Rockland County Economic Development Corporation’s Forty Under 40 award. Mr. McGowan is a member of the Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians Bagpipe Band, serving as a Bagpiper and Pipe Major.