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Daniel Alan McGowan

Litigation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.7   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 12 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
    Ohio - OH 29 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

My law office is full service, with exensive expertise in litigation and trial practice, and wills, trusts and estates.  I take pride in being accessible and experienced, and in the thoughtful and innovative manner I solve problems for my clients.  

Location

Law Offices of Daniel McGowan, LLC
700 W St Clair Avenue
Suite 400
Cleveland, OH, 44113
Daniel Alan McGowan
2436 N Federal Highway
#376
Lighthouse Point, FL, 33064
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Sarah | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Responsive
Daniel McGowan came in at the end of a probate matter that I needed a lot of help with. It was nothing but a pleasure for me to work with him.
Posted by Mitchell | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Excellent Lawyer. Dan has done an excellent job in not only fighting for me but also protecting my interests.
Posted by Doug | December 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, highly recommended
I highly recommend Daniel. He has gone above and beyond, has been extremely professional and replies to questions very fast. Working with him has been a pleasure. We hired him and used his services to investigate and pursue removal of a trustee from a family trust.
Posted by Hyman | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolved family limited partnership problems
Handled a difficult infra family inheritance dispute with a family limited partnership. Great result and would highly recommend Dan to anyone looking for a probate trial lawyer.
Posted by John | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good litigator who kept our family informed and secured removal of trustee to save our inheritance
We had a horrible situation where the trustee (our step mother) would not make distributions of our late father's trust income and principal. Attorney McGowan was fantastic in quickly resolving the situation.
Posted by Ronald | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Dan did a great job at representing me during my appeal. He was honest, compassionate, and fair with me and made everything simple as possible. I won thanks to Dan McGowan.
Posted by Dr.Rothschild | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Professional
First and foremost I want to thank Mr. McGowan for my legal counsel. Going through legal issues is never a fun experience. Daniel gave me the peace of mind that everything was going to be ok.I got the impression that Mr. McGowan is very respected in and out of the courtroom. He knows what he is doing.He will always take time out of his day to re-assure you that your case will be handled appropriately. The few times I was not able to talk with Mr. McGowan, his staff was more than willing to give me any updates or info I needed to know.Thank you.I am living my life now more aware of the legal system and how to avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous persons who are motivated by greed and dishonesty. The last time I saw Mr. McGowan he gave me some good advice on that. He also told me it was "My pleasure" to help and serve me. I will never forget you Daniel Thank you very, very much. -Dr. Rothschild
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Posted by Abraham | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kept Our Family Informed and Was Successful
Mr. McGowan responded to my initial call the same day. He explained exactly what was happening in terms I could understand. Mr. McGowan told me step by step what he would do for me and formed a solid plan on how I could proceed. He did exactly what he said he would do and kept me informed every step of the way. The fear of my situation was greatly diminished. I never felt out of touch with Mr. McGowan and he gained my complete confidence. Mr. McGowan gets my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Ira | February 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A special person and a lawyer
I have a complex family estate and trust situation full of family acrimony. I sought counsel with Mr McGowan after visiting with many other lawyers and being well versed in commercial and professional litigation. Mr. McGowan is heads and shoulders above his peers. He has the utmost compassion, professionalism, insight and ability to sought through the complexities with surgical precision. He is no doubt one of the brightest attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and potentially the smartest. It is with great pleasure that I fully endorse Mr. McGowan without any reservation but rather many accolades.
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Posted by Mitchell | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Advocate Protected Our Family's Inheritance
Mr. McGowan quickly and decisively understood all of the issues and advised me extensively bringing both clarity and vision to a process I had been completely ignorant about. He personally guided me through the issues and protected our family's property from being stolen by my brother, who is a lawyer. I would give him a "10" if I could - beyond exceptional!
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Posted by Frank | February 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I had a consultation with Daniel McGowan. He listened intently to my concerns and addressed them thoroughly and completely. He has the experience and knowledge to get things done without wasting your time. I highly recommend him for both his competence and his professionalism.
Posted by Hamden | May 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer on every level
Attorney McGowan successfully represented our family in the removal of a financial institution as trustee of our family trust for self dealing and purchasing their own financial products and for poor investments and breach of fiduciary duty.
Posted by Tom | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied with outcome
We were clients of Daniel McGowan as our lawyer. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a thoroughly outstanding job he did for us in our case. he was the complete professional in handling of our case and kept us informed from start to finish. We greatly appreciate and thank him for his trial work.
Posted by Eileen | November 8, 2012
The Best
Without reservation, I highly recommend Dan McGowan. He and his partner, Adrian Thomas, took on a complicated Undue Influence case in estate litigation and prevailed in securing my inheritance. Jurisdictional issues involved 3 states in the course of litigation. I employed 7 other attorneys during a course of 12 years to try and resolve the litigation. Dan went the extra mile to insure the preponderance of evidence would ensure a positive outcome for me.
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Posted by Lynda. | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A Dishonest Attorney Who Does Not Follow Through On What He Says That He Will Do.
Even though Daniel McGowan is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, he told me that the majority of his clients are in Florida, "Because Florida is where the money is.". That statement alone provides a great deal of insight about Daniel McGowan's character, and morals. He is a dishonest attorney who does not follow through on what he says that he will do. We had a meeting at his Cleveland, Ohio office, and at that meeting Daniel McGowan told me that he would help me with a very difficult trust situation that I am involved in. He asked me to provide him with some documentation regarding this trust situation. Later that same day, I emailed a large number of files to Daniel McGowan containing the information that he had requested. After that, he did not return my telephone calls, and he did not respond to my emails. Almost two weeks after our meeting, Daniel McGowan finally sent me an email to let me know that he still had not thoroughly reviewed the materials that I had emailed, to him. After that email, he continued to ignore my attempts to get updates. Time was going by, and nothing was getting done. Then, after one month had gone by, he finally responded to an email that I had sent to let him know that I was still waiting to hear back from him with an email giving me the brush off. Dealing with Daniel McGowan was a complete waste of time; time that I could have used to find a capable attorney to represent me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Daniel McGowan, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Litigation Manager
  • CNA Insurance Company
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Woodward v Woodward
  • successful appeal
  • Willis v. Couch
  • Favorable Jury Verdict

Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Public Interest Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Clifford B. Scott Key Award
  • SPE
  • 2016
  • Ulysses Grant Dubach Scroll
  • SPE
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse Daniel
Litigation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. McGowan is an excellent attorney and a pleasure to work with. He obtained substantial settlements for several of my clients."
Probate Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McGowan is aggressive, ethical, and competent. 10 out of 10."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McGowan is a gifted litigation attorney."
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