Matthew McGowan

mmcgowan@swenergylaw.com
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Phone: 210-998-4194
Mobile: 806-445-3116
Fax: 210-998-4201

Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. (print journalism), 2008

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2015)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • United States District Courts of the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas

 

Matthew McGowan

Matthew McGowan represents energy industry clients in the firm’s litigation practice section, where he focuses primarily on appellate practice and litigation support. Matthew has considerable experience in civil appeals and has prepared countless briefs submitted to both state and federal appellate courts at all levels of review, including the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Texas. In addition to his appellate practice, Matthew also assists trial counsel at all stages of the dispute-resolution process and plays a role in big-picture strategy, near-term tactics, long-form drafting of dispositive motions, discovery strategy and analysis, research, trial preparation, and error/record preservation.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Texas Bar Association, Appellate Section, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Board Member 2020-2021
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Member

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Scene in SA, “San Antonio’s Rising Stars,” 2018-2020
  • National Order of Scribes, Professional Society of Legal Writers
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch (commercial litigation) (2021)
  • 1st Place Award, White River Environmental Law Writing Competition (2015)
  • 2nd Place Award, Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition (2015)
  • Phi Delta Phi

NEWS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Locomotives v. Local Motives: The Coming Conflict, Statutory Void & Legal Uncertainties Riding with Reactivated Rails-to-Trails, 16 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 482 (2015)
  • Location, Location, Mis-Location: How Local Land Use Restrictions Are Dulling Halfway Housing’s Criminal Rehabilitation Potential, 48 URB. LAW 329 (2016)
  • SMU Annual Texas Survey: Antitrust and Consumer Protection, Co-author (2017–2019)