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Daniel A. McGowan

Daniel A. McGowan

Law Offices of Daniel McGowan, LLC
  • Probate, Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania
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Knowledgeable Estate Litigation Attorney serving clients throughout Ohio.
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Biography

Daniel A. McGowan is a Trial Lawyer and Litigation Counsel for individuals, families, foundations, endowments, and institutions. Practice exclusively in the area of advising fiduciaries and individuals in all aspects of trust administration and related court proceedings, including will and trust contests, actions to construe, modify and reform wills and trusts, breach of fiduciary duty claims, elder abuse, as well as proceedings to remove and surcharge fiduciaries.

Mr. McGowan is a member of the Florida Probate Rules Committee (2020 Term); Florida Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Estate and Trust Law Section of the Ohio Bar; Probate and Trust Section of the Cleveland Bar Association; Cleveland Estate Planning Council; the Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland; American Bar Association's Section for Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Elder and Special Needs Section of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Broward County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Ethics and Professionalism
Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Consultation Available
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Middle & Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
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U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Florida
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Daniel McGowan, LLC
- Current
Partner
Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A.
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Litigation Manager
CNA Insurance Company
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Education
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
Public Interest Law
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
cum laude; Sigma Phi Epsilon
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Awards
Distinguished Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Client Champion - PLATINUM
Martindale-Hubbell
Clifford B. Scott Key Award
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Ulysses Grant Dubach Scroll
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Professional Associations
National Lawyers Guild
Member
Current
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Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
Member
Current
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Broward County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Executive Committee Member, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section
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The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section; Public Interest Law Section; Elder Law Section; Trial Lawyers Section; Probate Rules Committee 2014-2017
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Litigation Section
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Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Death, Lawyers, and Loose Lips: Third District Court of Appeals Clarifies Distinction Between Ethical duty of Confidentiality from Evidence Rules
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Death, Probate and Due Process: Do the Notice Requirements Under the Florida Probate Code and Rules Pass Constitutional Muster?
The Barrister
Choosing the Proper Venue in Trust and Estate Litigation
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Choosing the Proper Venue in Trust and Estate Litigation
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Is Family Affection a Factor a Court Can Use to Evaluate A Will Construction Case?
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Is Family Affection a Factor a Court Can Use to Evaluate A Will Construction Case?
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Retroactive Due Process in Probate
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Same Sex Couples and Probate: How to Overcome the Disparate Impact of Succession Statutes, Inheritance Laws, and the Uniform Probate Code
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Tortious Interference with an Expectation of an Inheritance: A Survey Since Galbreath
Bar Journal Estate Planning
Speaking Engagements
Litigation and Liability, MMPA Conference
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ohio Probate Lawyer
Blog
Law Offices of Daniel McGowan
Blog
Ohio Probate and Trust Litigation Blog
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Daniel McGowan
Cleveland Office
700 W. St. Clair Avenue
Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44113
Telephone: (216) 242-6054
Fax: (440) 551-2704
Monday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Law Offices of Daniel McGowan
Sarasota Office
1990 Main St, Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: Closed
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