Daniel A. McGowan, Esq. Why Hire Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A.?

• We specialize in probate, trust and guardianship litigation
• We offer complementary consultations
• We have represented over 4,000 clients in estate-related disputes
• We have won over $175,000,000 in verdicts & settlements for our clients

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Daniel A. McGowan, Esq. Of Counsel


Daniel A. McGowan is of Counsel at the Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A. Mr. McGowan is an AV-Rated Martindale Hubbell attorney who joined the firm’s probate litigation team after working at law firms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. McGowan limits his practice to estate, probate, trust and guardianship litigation and serves on The Florida Bar’s Florida Probate Rules Committee and on the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    Juris Doctor, 1994
  • Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Ohio, 1994
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court
  • The Florida Bar – Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Trial Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Broward County
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, Member, 2024 - 2025
  • Clinton Bud Palmer American Inn of Court (past member)
  • Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy for Schuylkill County (past member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Children’s Rights Committee (past member)
  • Ohio Fugitive Safe Surrender Task Force (past member)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (past member)


  • Legal Readers
  • Forbes
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney Litigation
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Daily Business Review
  • Legal Elite 2012
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • The American Lawyer

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