Owen McGovern
  • Attorneys

Owen J. McGovern

Associate

From the moment a case is filed through appeal, Owen J. McGovern is focused on telling his client’s story. A student of legal argument and persuasion, Owen has drafted petitions for the United States Supreme Court and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. As a federal law clerk at both the trial and appellate level, Owen handled cases at all stages of litigation and came to understand that clarity and credibility are the keys to persuasive advocacy. Owen brings this experience and an intense attention to detail to every stage of litigation, helping his clients cut through complex legal issues and develop sound, persuasive arguments that maximize the prospects of success both at trial and on appeal.

Prior to joining Beck Redden, Owen was a law clerk for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He brings his passion for distilling complex legal issues and persuasive advocacy to all stages of litigation.

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Federalist Society, Houston Lawyer's Chapter

Related News
Publications and Presentations

Panelist, Texas Greats on Business Litigation, 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference (UT Law CLE), October 2016

Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Upheld; En Banc or Supreme Court Review Ahead? Bloomberg BNA The United States Law Week, May 5, 2015

Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude

- Senior Research Honors, The Effect of the Seventeenth Amendment on Factional Balance in the United States

Executive Board: Coordinating Comment Editor & Articles Review Board, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

- Constitutional Law Teaching Assistant for Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), University of Notre Dame, Finance, cum laude

Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas