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Nicholas Charles McGowan

Car accident Attorney at Orlando, FL

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also known as Nick McGowan, N.C.C. McGowan


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About Nicholas

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Education:

-          Bellevue University, BA, 1977, English Literature, Cum Laude

-          The University of Massachusetts, BA, 1981, Theater Arts, Suma Cum Laude

-          Florida A&M University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2007, Law, Cum Laude

 

Practice Areas:

-          Personal Injury Law

-          Family Law

 

Work Biography:

-          Nick focuses his practice areas on both Personal Injury Law and Family Law.

 

Before joining his current law firm, Nick spent thirty-three years in the insurance industry, both in Massachusetts and Florida, working for three of the larger insurance companies in the United States, starting first as a Special Investigation investigating fraud cases and finally investigating and overseeing personal injury lawsuits brought against the insurance companies for which he worked and their insureds.

 

Awards, Honors, And Other Information:

-          Florida A&M University College of Law, Law Review, 2004 to 2006; graduated with honors, 2007; Student Bar  Association Representative, 2006 to 2007; Dean's List 2004 to 2007; recipient of Florida A&M College of Law's 2007 Percy R. Luney, Jr., "Spirit of Service" Award "For Service and Commitment to the College of Law and the Community."   

           Honor student and Dean's List Student at both Bellevue University (1975 to 1977) and the University of Massachusetts/Boston (1979 to 1981).

           Who's Who in College American, 1980 to 1981.

-          Passed the Florida Bar/Admitted to Practice, 2007.

-          Second Degree Black Belt, Kempo Karate and Ju Jitsu, awarded 1985.

           2017 and 2018 AVVO Top Contributor Award.    

-        Author of four different fiction novels, written under the name of N.C.C. McGowan, 2009 to 2018 (The Tender Mercies of the Wicked, A Tale Told by an Idiot, We Hanged Our Harps upon the Willows, and Gagoon); all available at - =la_B00QMV29IC_B00QMV29IC_sr/167-4277154-3071416?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=N.+C.+C.+McGowan&sort=relevance&ie=UTF8&qid=1475673818, and at =nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gagoon.

        His one-act play, a comedy, A Ride on a Bus, was produced for a week-long run at the prestigious "Harbor Arts Festival" in Boston, Massachusetts, the Spring of 1981.

-       United States Air Force Veteran, 1974 to 1978, Sergeant in U.S. Air Force Intelligence Service/Data Intelligence, stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was also stationed at Quantico Marine Corp. Based, Quantico, VA, for two months of training with the U.S. Marines there (he was one of only nine airmen stationed at the base). Even though he told the Gunnery Sergeant continually that he was not a Marine, the Gunny didn't believe him and treated him like the rest of the jarheads.  

Personal Biography:

-       In his personal life, Nick likes to do various volunteer work through his church, likes to play with his two mischievous cats (Miss Bones and Mr. Sox), and likes to watch when he can all of the Boston professional sports teams compete (and, of course, he absolutely loves it when The Boston Red Sox, The Boston Celtics, The Boston Bruins, and The New England Patriots all win many, many championships!). He has also been known to grab a karaoke microphone or two and regale the audience with spot-on impersonations of Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley. Nick has been married for over thirty years to his lovely wife, Kathy, and has lived in Central Florida since 1989.

-          Favorite Foods: Chinese dinner of Egg Fu Young, Egg Rolls, Peking Ravioli, and Fried Rice; Spaghetti with red gravy and meatballs;  side dish: Potato Salad; dessert: any type of pie or cake, especially New York-style cheesecake and wedding cake.

           Favorite Music: The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley. 

-          Favorite Films: The Searchers, The Princess Bride, and The Godfather (both I and II).

-          Favorite Books (other than his own): Anything by John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, or John Grisham.

           Favorite Places: St. Augustine, FL; Rome, Italy; London, England; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; and Dublin, Ireland.

 

-          Places lived: Medway, MA; Boston, MA; Salem, MA; Bellingham, MA; Quantico, VA; San Antonio, TX; Omaha, NE; Cardiff, Wales, UK; Downey, CA; and Orlando, FL.

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Nicholas C. McGowan, Esquire, associate attorney at Women's Family Law Firm, 12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Suite 249, Orlando, FL 32828.
State FL
Status Inactive
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Women's Family Law Firm
12301 Lake Underhill Rd Ste 249
Orlando, FL, 32828-4508

Reviews

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Posted by Tatiana | February 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful,knowledgeable
Reliable and fast in answering. Covered all aspects of the issue. Thank you for your answer!
Posted by Chintan | December 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and detailed
I had a concern and rear end collision and he answered all questions very thoroughly. Very helpful and would recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
Answer my questions thoroughly
Posted by Stephen | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Council
The expertise and council offered by Nicholas and staff was on point and precise. They oversaw every detail and communicated it very well. I highly recommend his service.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Retired Attorney But Still Licensed
  • Retired
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Women's Family Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Associate/Litigation Coordinator
  • Various National Insurance Companies
  • 1983 - 2016

Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • American Educational Institute, Inc.
  • Senior Claim Law Associate
  • 2000
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
  • Bellevue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
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Legal Cases

  • Anonymous (withholding all parties' names)
  • The $25,000.00 BI limits check was received on 7/21/2018 and the $100,000.00 UIM limits check was received via overnight express mail on 8/15/2017, just two (2) days after it received the demand and my telephone call

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 and 2018 AVVO Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Percy R. Luney, Jr. "Spirit of Service" Award
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Listed Among Outstanding College Students
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar at Women's Homeless Shelter
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (29)
Endorse Nicholas
Car accident Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McGowan routinely provides thoughtful and insightful responses to questions as a service to this community. Attorney McGowan is not doing this for any personal benefit; rather, he is providing this service to help those in need. He is an asset to this community."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McGowan is a gem for this community. He and I routinely answer questions on Avvo together and his insight, guidance, and thoughtfulness are unmatched. Mr. Gowan knows the law and is willing to share for the good of the community around him. A true advocates' advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"Mr. McGowan provides thoughtful and meaningful replies here. His insights reflect an understanding and clarity that come from experience. I endorse Mr. McGowan."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always insightful and thorough, I endorse this attorney for any family law problem you may have."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, Sharp and full of good advise and wisdom, I definitely endorse Attorney Nicholas C. McGowan."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable expertise, I recommend."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McGowan is a wise, well-studied contributor to this forum. I endorse him."
Car accident Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is an attorney who takes the time to care about clients and answer questions with patience and knowledge."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney provides sound legal advice throughout the AVVO legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Invariably, Mr. McGowan's responses to car accident questions on Avvo are spot on."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have learned that he is honest, committed, competent, and kind - all qualities a potential client should be looking for in an attorney!"
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