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Member Profile: Gary McGowan

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McGowan Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
5009 Caroline, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77004-5750
Email: Click for email

Tel: (713) 552-1855
Fax: (713) 552-1859

TX Chapter:

Gary McGowan regularly travels out of state to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


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Gary McGowan has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Gary McGowan serves as an arbitrator and mediator in both national and international disputes, often complex, high-stakes matters. Before donning the neutral cloak, he was a business litigator for 16 years, most notably as a founding partner of Susman, Godfrey & McGowan. As a neutral, he has a reputation for effectiveness, thorough preparation, and quick discernment of the pivotal points for deciding or resolving a dispute.

Based on a national survey, Law Dragon 500 named him as one of the 500 best judges (both public and private) in the United States, and the Texas Lawyer, relying on a survey of Texas lawyers, picked him as one of five “Top Notch” arbitrators and mediators in Texas. Texas Monthly has selected him as a Texas Super Lawyer in each of the last eight years.

Listed in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Houston Mediation "Lawyer of the Year".

Listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2013 (WHO’S WHO LEGAL, London).


J.D., University of Texas School of Law (1973); Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

Certificate in International Arbitration, A.A.White Dispute Resolution Institute

CPR/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Course in International Arbitration

Memberships & Affiliations

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) – FCIArb.

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators.

Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

Member, Roster of Neutrals (Commercial Panel), American Arbitration Association.

Member, International Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (New York).

Member, Texas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution ("CPR").

Member, CPR's nationwide Energy, Oil and Gas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

Member, CPR's nationwide Insurance/Policyholder Coverage Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

Member, Panel of Neutrals, World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva).

Chosen by Lawdragon as one of 500 best judges (public and private) in U.S. (national survey).

Recipient, 2012 Distinguished Counselor Award presented by Council of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of TX.

 Fellow, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution (University of Texas School of Law).

Charter Member and Executive Committee, Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.


$600 per hour for all time


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Gary McGowan is a member of our TX chapter, The Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The TADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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