Casey McGowan

Casey McGowan

Graduating Class: 2014

From the moment Jamestown, Kentucky, native Casey Hardy McGowan arrived at Lindsey Wilson College, she was a rising star.

To say she was an active member of the student body would be an understatement. She held leadership positions in nearly a dozen clubs and organizations. Some of the organizations she served include the Women's Student Union where she was named president. She was the founder and first president of the LWC Young Democrats. McGowan served as vice-president of Alpha Phi Sigma (the criminal just honor society); and treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta (the English honor society).

McGowan is one of LWC's more decorated graduates having twice received the poetry award from Orpheus, the literary journal of LWC; she received awards for outstanding achievement in English and Criminal Justice; and the Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award in Women’s Studies.

After graduating summa cum laude from LWC in 2014, McGowan went to Emory (Georgia) University School of Law where she earned a Juris Doctor with honors. She began her law career working as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the eleventh circuit and then as a law clerk for Justice Michael Boggs on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Currently, McGowan is serving as an associate corporate counsel for Amazon.

McGowan is committed to public service. She helped found the Pride Bar Alliance of the Southeast, the first southeast regional LGBTQIA+ organization for lawyers. For two years, she served on the board of directors of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County chapter. She has also served as Secretary of the Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach County chapter.

McGowan and her wife, Brooke Hardy McGowan split their time living in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Ghent, New York. In her free time, she enjoys running for charity, writing poetry and travels home to Russell County, Kentucky, as often as she can.