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Matthew Wade McGowan

Matthew Wade McGowan

also known as Matthew McGowan, McGowan Law

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    6 years, 800 cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Dennis Edward Schroader JR

    I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. Matthew is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and a tireless advocate for his clients.


    Dennis Schroader Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hayley Suzanne Fulton

    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew McGowan is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He listens to his clients and works hard to get them a positive result.


    Hayley Fulton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McGowan Law Office

1107 1/2 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NCDC Summer Program Tuition GrantNational Criminal Defense College2013
Public Interest Law GrantPublic Interest Law Association2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Solo PractitionerMcGowan Law Office2011 - Present
Conflict Panel AttorneyPierce County Department of Assigned Counsel2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyMcPherson Law Office2008 - 2010
Contract AttorneyTolin & Victoria2007 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctor2008
University of Washington - SeattleEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1997