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Benjamin Logan McGowan

Criminal defense Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

5.0   62 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 18 years
    New York - NY 21 years
    Massachusetts - MA 22 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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Location

Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, P.C.
The James Building
735 Broad Street, Ste. 800
Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2913

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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, determined, kind
My experience having Ben as my attorney went as smoothly as I could have hoped. Though I have never had to hire a lawyer before, and hope to never have to again… Ben would be my guy every time!
Posted by Austin | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Ben took my case on extremely short notice and got a favorable outcome. He was very thorough, knows what he is talking about and put my mind at ease after explaining what he thought the outcome would and should be. I thought he did as great of a job as anyone could on short notice. I cannot thank Ben enough for helping me navigate this issue. He will definitely be my first recommendation to anyone I know if they need a criminal defense attorney. 5 Stars all the way.
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Posted by Yang | May 9, 2023
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Top notch
Mr. Ben McGowan is a compassionate and effective lawyer. During my initial meeting with him, my impression was that he is an extremely good listener and that he cared. Now 6 months later after the conclusion of legal situation I would vouch that he is a good person AND kicks-a** at his profession. In court, it is evident that he is liked and respected by other lawyers, the DAs, and the court officials. His counsel & representation made a world of difference for my mental well-being at the beginning, and also I believe the positive resolution of case at the end. I am so thankful I was recommended Ben McGowan when I was in need of a lawyer. In my opinion he gives lawyers a good name! His fee was also reasonable. Highly highly recommend.
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Posted by John | March 12, 2023
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Best attorney hands down
Best decision I could have ever made using Mr McGowen for representation. He made me feel at ease and was very reassuring and delivered on my day in court. Best experience I could have hoped for considering it being legal problems.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2022
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Skilled Communicator
Ben McGown is a skilled communicator. We were amazed by his rapport with the judge and the DA and he was able to effectively explain the process and goals to our family. His services exceeded our expectations. We will forever be grateful.
Posted by John | April 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent with and Eye on RESULTS
I recently found myself in need of a law firm. I have worked with lawyers in the past in North Carolina and New York and the lawyers here are top notch. I was represented by Mr. Ben McGowan. He said he didn't want to over promise and under perform which was nice to hear in a world where everyone promises the moon and delivers zip so I really respected that. As it turns out Ben and his team went WELL beyond my expectations. The team was easily reached if I had questions about my case and stayed in contact with me so I knew what to expect. The result of my case was not only the best case scenario but a dream scenario. The law firm of Summers, Ruffalo and Rodgers will do what it takes to take care of you. Put your trust and them and you won't go wrong.
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Posted by Duke | November 17, 2021
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Duke for Phillip
Was impressed with Ben’s resolution of this case in a favorable matter. Once Ben obtained all the facts, he was very decisive with his approach. I also have to commend the office as an intermediary for communication.
Posted by Tanya | September 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive, Knowledgeable, Kind, Connected
Ben and the law office assisted our entire family and was sensitive to how we all would be impacted. Although kind and knowledgeable, Ben was also fierce in realistically exploring all possible alternatives and potential outcomes. He and the law firm communicated regularly without being prompted, and were responsive in a timely manner whenever we reached out. Highly recommend for a no-nonsense, trustworthy experience. My take away: Ben is genuinely a man of his word! Far exceeded expectations!!!
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Posted by Hannah | September 11, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend - Has integrity, compassion, and strong communication
We consulted with Ben in regards to my sister who was facing very serious felony charges, and she also struggles with mental health problems and substance dependence. Ben looked into her case and set up a consultation with us almost immediately, communicating well throughout. His expertise and skill with law were clear and strong, but even more important to us is that he acted with integrity, trustworthiness, and compassion. He had an excellent understanding of the complicating mental health and substance dependence factors, and he was knowledgeable and honest about the appointed attorney, prosecutor, and judge on the case. I would highly recommend Benjamin McGowan.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2021
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Professional, Diligent & Caring
We contacted Ben with regards to a minor citation our son received. We were dealing with a stressful medical situation when the hearing was approaching and Ben handled everything with the utmost diligence. With our family not being from the area, we didn’t want to take a chance with with a public defender. Ben responded to emails promptly, kept us in the loop every step of the way and resolved the issue within a matter of days. Our family appreciates having one less thing to worry about thanks to him! As someone that has worked in the legal field for many years, I would not hesitate to refer his services to family and friends in NY and TN.
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Posted by Patricia | November 23, 2020
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The Best
Hired Ben for my child. Ben showed compassion and skill when other attorneys promoted their success. Ben has that success and acute understanding of criminal law that led to the best, justified outcome in a fraction of the time we had anticipated. Worth every penny since it led to our child gaining their life back.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend/ would definitely hire again
Ben resolved a scary unexpected situation that left our family in shock. We are so glad to have had hired Ben McGowan as our lawyer. He helped us understand what was going on and how to deal with it. It seemed impossible to us, but he approached the case with professionalism and experience that put our distraught minds at ease. Without a doubt Ben and the Summers Law Firm are the best.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
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Top Notch Attorney
In 2014 we were fortunate enough to find Ben to represent our daughter for a DWI. At a time like this, my wife, my daughter and I were very distressed. Ben was very compassionate about our situation and explained the legal process in detail. He operated very comfortably and professionally in the courtroom and is respected by both judges and prosecuting attorneys. Ben was able to negotiate a one year loss of license with no additional requirements from the court. We were happy with the outcome and felt the punishment fit the crime. March 1 of 2019 we contacted Ben to represent our daughter for expungement of her DWI record. On March 25 we received notice from Ben that our petition for expungement was granted. It removed any information about this charge from public record. I would recommend Ben to anyone who has the need for criminal defense. You will be in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2019
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Phenomenal Attorney
We were referred to Ben after experiencing the worst day in our life. Words can never express the gratitude we feel for Ben. He is honest, compassionate, understanding, supportive and just a decent man. He immediately responded when we contacted him and was never more than a call away. He took time to listen and explain what to expect, how to proceed, and made us feel at ease in what we felt was a living nightmare. When we talked to him we felt like we were the only and most important case he worked. He never made us feel embarrassed or ashamed, he showed us compassion and understanding with a horrible life experience. He kept true to his word and much to our amazement had all the charges dismissed on the first court date. He expertise in legal proceedings is Phenomenal, he knows the laws, and is a true professional that does his job exceptionally well.
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Posted by Jake | January 29, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney
I have nothing but good things to say about Ben. I got a referral from another attorney about Ben during the toughest time in my life dealing with a few charges and one consisting of being a second offense DUI. He was incredibly professional, straight forward, quick to reply, and even kept my Dad informed with all the details throughout the whole process. The week before court he called my dad and I to discuss with us the plea deal he thought he could get for me which was getting my DUI lowered to another charge. In court, Ben only got the the plea I was looking for but to my surprise he got my other charges dismissed! I would 100 percent recommend Ben. I’m more than satisfied with his service and am truly thankful to have worked with him. My parents are also extremely impressed and loved him! Ben is a genuine person and by far the best attorney in Chattanooga!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2018
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Excellent Attorney!
Ben helped us tremendously with an unfortunate situation involving our son. He responded to my initial (and all) inquiries very quickly, taking a lot of time to explain everything in great detail. He personally met with our son, and in additional to ongoing communications, guided him to take specific proactive actions prior to his court date. These actions paid off, and at the end of the process, our son’s record was expunged. Ben has maintained legal connections from prior positions he has held in town, and that definitely worked in favor of our son’s case. He was very reassuring throughout the whole process, and at the conclusion of the legal process, he told us and our son he would always be around for help or with any questions we might have, even years down the road. I will be forever grateful for Ben’s assistance and would highly recommend him to anyone. You won’t be sorry you hired Ben McGowan!
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Posted by KHAN M | November 11, 2018
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Best Defense Lawyer in Chattanooga, TN
Ben, is highly supportive and plans accordingly. Very supportive, reviews each case with all options and finds best course of action. He worked with me on my case for over a year and was able to find the best outcome. I am so glad I hired him and his firm. He provided the best level of service and support. I highly recommend Ben McGowan and Summers law firm.
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Posted by PD | August 17, 2018
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Exceptional Service
Cannot express the gratitude I have for Ben. I highly recommend him if you have any legal matters. Know you are in very good hands.
Posted by Jan | June 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Can’t express enough how grateful we are to Ben for his help with our grandchild. We live in Ga but she needed legal in TN. He was recommended by our GA lawyer and we are very pleased! He was always prompt with a reply to our questions. If you need a lawyer, he is the best!
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal court
Mr. McGowan was extremely helpful during a very stressful time for our family. From day one he was there for us via phone, email and even text. He gave very helpful advice on how I could be proactive to help myself in court. I was facing some serious charges in which he got dropped to minor. He knows the system and knows where to go and who to talk to, to get the best outcome of his clients. I am not sure we could of gotten through this without his support. He kept me informed throughout the whole process. I would recommend Mr. McGowan to anyone in need of an attorney. I'm very appreciative of his services and advice.
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  • Northeastern University School of Law
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
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"Benjamin McGowan is a brilliant attorney, honest and hard-working. He cares about obtaining the best results for his clients. These traits are evident in every hearing he argues and in every case he handles."
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Chattanooga Criminal defense Lawyer Benjamin Logan McGowan
Benjamin Logan McGowan
Criminal defense Attorney
Chattanooga, TN
Licensed for 22 years