Thomas C. McGowan

Tom helps clients who are up against threats of environmental suits, administrative fines or criminal charges. He takes on these cases with the expertise gained from successfully defending clients in a wide variety of cases throughout the United States. It’s pretty straight-forward when it comes to Tom. His counsel is realistic, down-to-earth, strategically sound and always in his client’s best interest.

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Professional Background

Nebraska, 1976

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1996

U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


Creighton University School of Law J.D., 1976

University of Nebraska-Lincoln B.A., 1972


Fellow, American Bar Association

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Environmental

“Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Environmental Law, 2016, 2020

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Environmental, Business Litigation) 2009-2010, 2012

Listed: Martindale Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating

Professional Organizations

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

Omaha Bar Association