Matthew McGowan

Senior Staff Attorney

(518) 438-8046  ext. 1801

Matt joined the Albany office of PLS as a staff attorney in 2013. He works throughout PLS’s core practice areas, with a particular focus on challenges to administrative disciplinary hearings, youth and late-stage adolescent advocacy, parole and sentencing matters, and records access issues. His past work includes full time internships with Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts, the Legal Aid Society’s Civil Law Reform Unit, and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. He also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Shirley S. Abrahamson, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, where he represented clients as a student attorney in both the Prisoners’ Rights and Poverty Law and Practice clinics. He is admitted to the state bars of New York and Massachusetts and admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York.