I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for the exceptional care I received during a challenging time. From the moment I experienced a severe injury to the day I regained my strength, Patricia McGowan and McGowan & Cecil, LLC were unwavering pillars of support.

Patricia’s dedication to my well-being was nothing short of extraordinary. She embraced my case with a sense of commitment that transcended professionalism; it felt as though she were a caring sister, advocating tirelessly on my behalf.

Throughout numerous doctor’s appointments, a complex surgery, and demanding physical therapy, Patricia’s guidance provided solace and assurance. She managed to make me feel not just heard but genuinely understood, a quality that is truly invaluable when navigating the intricacies of post-injury recovery.

I wholeheartedly recommend Patricia and her team to anyone facing a similar journey. The level of attention and care they provide is unparalleled, ensuring you are in the most capable hands. Making McGowan & Cecil, LLC your first call will be a decision you won’t regret; in fact, it’s a promise of support, compassion, and a path to help in your recovery.


I was visiting MD in Dec 22 from Colorado when an uninsured motorist rear-ended me at high impact. I sustained life-altering injuries. The best decision I made was to retain Tricia McGowan-Berngartt as counsel immediately. Her passion to serve as a client advocate is intrinsic and she fought harder for me than I imagined any lawyer would. Tricia delivered optimal results and the largest financial settlement possible, for which I could not be happier.

Tricia exceeded my expectations throughout my entire case. She was always communicative and willing to answer any questions I had. Her expertise in the legal system and with the associated systems involved, such as health insurance and auto insurance companies is unparalleled. She navigated the complexities of my interstate case with ease.

Tricia has integrity and always gave me honest, reasonable guidance. She is a tenacious workhorse that can wrangle the complexities of a case with speed and accuracy. She is a bulldog with her unwavering perseverance when negotiating with insurance companies. Above all, Tricia is a compassionate human that sees her clients as human too. She provided me with empathy, understanding and emotional support along the way.

The first few days after an accident are full of adrenaline, but when it wears off the physical injuries flare up and the mental anguish begins as you realize your whole life is upended. You need to choose someone to represent you who can deliver the desired settlement but that will also support your human-side along the way.

There are hundreds of options for a lawyer if you find yourself if my situation, but Tricia was the perfect lawyer for my case and likely yours too.

I wish her the best as she grows her new firm!

Megan Johns

Patricia and Jenn are great!

I would like to thank the McGowan-Berngartt office for their time and helping me with the outcome of my case I am more than thankful to have the McGowan-Berngartt office represent me.


Best law firm in town

Trish & Jennifer did excellent work on my case, I would consider as a best law firm in this town.

Sath Path

Great person! Great lawyer!

I was hesitant to hire a lawyer and put it off for several months. The first time I met Patricia I was relieved because she explained my options and throughout the whole process I always felt she was there for me and always had my best interest in mind. She fought hard to get what she felt I deserved and wouldn’t compromise for anything less. She took my bad experience and turned it around in a good way. Thank you again Patricia. You are awesome.

Joanne Setzer

Advocate For The Elderly

Attorney Patricia McGowan-Berngartt and Legal Assistant Jennifer McCartney challenged a home health care agency to change their mode of operation. In order to treat the elderly and their family caregivers with respect, the agency agreed to complete rigorous background checks before hiring. I am grateful for their understanding elderly care.


Excellent Lawyer

Mrs. McGowan-Berngartt was very professional and ensured all of our needs were meant while handling our Automobile Accident case. She was always available for questions and prompt with replies to questions. I was pleased with the settlement she received for my case. And I will refer her to anyone needing Attorney services.


Auto accident

Patricia and her Paralegal Jennifer were on the case from the start. They communicated effectively and often. I always knew what was going on. The process was explained clearly to and I have never been through something like this before. I knew going into court what to expect. We got the max dollar. I got Patricia’s name from a highly influential and powerful person who used her services. I would highly recommend Patricia and her team to anyone.


Attorney McGowan (Tricia) was amazing to work with. She was very attentive and always available to answer questions. I even followed her from her previous law firm to her opening this new one. If I ever need anything again, Tricia is my first call.