State Bar of Texas (2015)
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2015
Texas Tech University, B.A., 2008
Matthew McGowan is originally from San Diego, though he found his way to Texas as a teenager and has remained there since. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism and Classics. Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked for nearly four years as a beat reporter and freelance writer for various newspapers throughout Texas.
Matthew graduated in the top 6% of his law school class at Texas A&M University School of Law in May 2015. While at A&M Law, Matthew devoted countless hours as an Articles Editor for The Texas A&M Law Review, the school’s flagship academic journal. Matthew also became a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society and, upon graduation, was among a small group of students faculty selected for membership in the National Order of Scribes, American Society of Legal Writers. During his final year at A&M Law, Matthew won First Place in the White River Environmental Law Writing Competition and won second place in the Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition.
Matthew’s personal interests include mountain biking, chess, jogging, and attempting to avoid embarrassing himself on golf courses.
Matthew has been an Associate with Pulman, Cappuccio & Pullen, LLP since 2015.
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
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, The Urban Lawyer (forthcoming, spring 2016)