Stephanie V. McGowan

Senior Associate
Indianapolis
T 317.237.3833
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Stephanie focuses her practice in municipal law and employment disputes. She has previously handled matters relating to representing municipalities in town court, county courts and before the Indiana Supreme Court; drafting/revising/reviewing municipal ordinances; advising on zoning matters; and handling eminent domain proceedings. While she primarily works in government services, she has handled all matters of general litigation including: employment discrimination claims, business disputes, creditor’s rights, commercial disputes, product liability claims, insurance defense, transportation law, and appellate practice.

Stephanie earned her B.A. from Cornell University where she majored in Government and History. While at Cornell, she spent her junior year abroad at the University of Oxford, Pembroke College, where she studied History and Politics. Stephanie earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where she served as Associate Managing Editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review. In addition, Stephanie served on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association.  During law school, she also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Nannette A. Baker, Chief Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri.  

Stephanie is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, Class XIII.  She also the Vice-Chair of the Legal Education Committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. She is a member of the American Bar Association and Indiana State Bar Association. Stephanie is involved with Beyond Monumental and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and on the Advisory Committee. 

Representative Matters

Represented a local municipality in numerous matters including representing the municipality’s interest before the town court, county court, and before the Indiana Supreme Court; drafting/revising/reviewing municipal ordinances; advising on zoning matters; and handling eminent domain proceedings. 

Received a favorable ruling on summary judgment in a personal injury matter regarding issues of indemnification and premise liability.  Received a favorable outcome on a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim where the potential exposure exceeded one million dollars.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series, Class XIII

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Beyond Monumental
  • Cornell Alumni Association of Central Indiana
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Colleen McPherson
Email
T 317.237.3489
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