Christopher  McGowan

Christopher McGowan

Partner

Office

Practice Groups

Christopher McGowan is an experienced lead trial attorney, who focuses his practice on defending clients involved in products liability matters arising from exposure to toxic substances including asbestos, benzene, silica, mold, and other environmental hazards. In addition Christopher counsels clients in construction, tort claims immunity, and general liability matters. He has also represented clients in numerous mediations, and is a mediator in the Chester County, Pennsylvania mediation program.

Christopher donates his time and experience to all types of pro bono matters and regularly represents homeowners facing foreclosure in the Philadelphia area. He has also volunteered at an orphanage in South Africa, and has served a variety of conservation organizations, including as a member of the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Board of Directors, and as a member of the Nakota Horse Conservancy.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a negligence claim against a large urban marina stemming from the loss of a submerged private vessel
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a major heating device manufacturer against an $800,000 mesothelioma claim, after replacing the client’s prior lead counsel late in the case
Honors
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008
Professional Affiliations
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Volunteered with Tent Makers Ministries
  • Nakota Horse Conservancy, 2015 to present
  • Board of Directors, French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, 2012–15
Admitted to Practice
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Education
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Widener University, B.A., 1997