Full-Service South Shore Law Firm Specializing in Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business, Subrogation and Litigation
McGowan & Lavin is a trusted full-service law firm for individuals, businesses and insurers who seek legal representation throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are centrally located on the South Shore in Norwell, situated 18 miles from Plymouth and 25 miles from downtown Boston. Each of our attorneys live and work on the South Shore. With decades of legal experience, we provide our clients with effective counsel in navigating the region’s civil and criminal courts, real estate transactions, and business landscape.
Our attorneys are known for our expertise in personal injury cases across Massachusetts, including those involving motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, child injuries, product liability, and premises liability. We represent homeowners who need guidance with property damage claim process. We specialize in the representation of plaintiffs, committed to reaching the best financial results in every case.
Over the years, our attorneys have negotiated multi-million dollar settlements for personal injury victims and tried several hundred cases to verdict. Our attorneys are often consulted for their expertise, serving as both expert witnesses and mediators in personal injury cases. Several of our attorneys have been recognized among the top attorneys in Massachusetts by Super Lawyers.
Beyond injury cases, our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of legal matters, including criminal defense, real estate transactions, estate planning, insurance defense and litigation. McGowan & Lavin has long advised South Shore and Boston area businesses, handling a range of matters from incorporation to the purchase or lease of commercial property. We also have an established subrogation practice that has resulted in meaningful recoveries throughout New England.
Our firm was founded by Owen McGowan in 2001. Read more about Owen and our full team of attorneys. For a free legal consultation, you can also call 781-261-9977.
Personal Injury for Plaintiffs
McGowan & Lavin represents individuals who have been injured due to negligence in car accidents, premises liability, construction accidents, product liability, dog bites and other claims involving animals, medical malpractice, child injuries and wrongful death. Our attorneys have decades of experience investigating motor vehicle crashes in Plymouth County and across Massachusetts, including those which involving drunk driving; Uber. Lyft and other rideshare vehicles and injuries to pedestrians, bicyclists and damage to property caused by motor vehicles.
If you have been injured, McGowan & Lavin provides a free legal consultation with one of our attorneys who can explain your legal rights and help you determine whether you may be able to file a claim seeking financial compensation.
Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury Defense
The firm is regularly retained to represent insurers on cases involving insurance coverage, general liability claims, bad faith claims, property coverage, premises liability, construction litigation and commercial lines. In addition, we specialize in multi-party product liability cases and are experienced in handling employment and sexual harassment claims.
We also advise and represent clients on a broad range of insurance defense matters. We have extensive experience handling cases involving construction defect matters, premises liability, automobile accident liability and other matters across Massachusetts.
McGowan & Lavin is a founding member of the National Alliance of Subrogation Counsel (NASC). We handle subrogation recovery for insurers throughout Massachusetts and New England. We strive to assist our clients through an aggressive yet cost-efficient approach and keep within the expressed desires of the client. Our broad experience allows us to handle a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial recovery efforts, from the origin and cause stage through settlement or trial. Learn more.
Criminal and Juvenile Court Representation
Our attorneys defend individuals and juveniles in the juvenile courts of eastern Massachusetts. It is in your best interests to consult and hire a private attorney if you or your child has been criminally charged or if you have learned you are under police investigation. With effective representation, a police investigation may not have to lead to criminal charges or could result in less serious charges.
McGowan & Lavin is experienced in helping individuals and families establish comprehensive estate plans to protect and provide for their loved ones. Learn more.
McGowan & Lavin assists buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders in transactions involving the purchase and sale of real estate, as well as residential and commercial leasing agreements.
Our attorneys provide business owners legal guidance in operating and protecting their business, as well as in the purchase and sale of commercial or industrial property and equipment.
Free Legal Consultation
To consult our attorneys about a legal matter, call 781-261-9977. We offer a free initial phone consultation. You can also contact us through our online form.
McGowan & Lavin provides representation across the South Shore and Massachusetts, including in Norwell, Abington, Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Milton, Pembroke, Plymouth, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth and Whitman.