We’re not just lawyers, we’re trial lawyers and a neurosurgeon/attorney.
AMO Trial Lawyers can take your personal injury, medical malpractice
or criminal case as far as it needs to go.

Dr. H. Carson McKowen, JD

Doctors know what doctors do. That’s how Dr. Carson McKowen’s unique set of skills brings a competitive advantage to the firm of AMO Trial Lawyers…an advantage that is of tremendous value for AMO clients. Dr. McKowen is not only an experienced trial attorney, but a board-certified neurological surgeon. This dual set of capabilities gives the firm a finely honed edge in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, because Dr. McKowen more clearly understands the medical nature of the injuries involved in the suit, as well as the legal ramifications. This enables the firm to have greater insight into the issues involved in each case and to plan more strategically in pursuit of the best possible outcome for our clients.

Dr. McKowen is licensed to practice both medicine and law throughout all of Louisiana and Texas. His years of practice in both states, as well as Florida, have given him experience in a wide range of medical issues. He worked both in pathology and general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, did his neurosurgery residency at LSU in New Orleans, and was ultimately chief resident and assistant clinical director of Charity Hospital in New Orleans until 1988. He was the founder of the Louisiana Brain & Spine Clinic, practicing neurosurgery in both Thibodaux and Houma, Louisiana for 10 years. He also practiced at Southeast Neuroscience Center in Thibodaux and the Medical Center Clinic in Pensacola, Florida where he was additionally a neurosurgical consultant to Naval Hospital Pensacola.

Both medical malpractice and personal injury trial cases require an understanding of complex medical issues to be successful. With a top physician such as Dr. McKowen on the team, the clients of AMO Trial Lawyers are the clear beneficiaries.

“Being a physician lets me put myself in the client’s shoes - medically. I know exactly what they’re experiencing and how to explain it to a jury.”


  • University of Texas Law School, JD, cum Laude, 2004
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1981 (the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Norma Jean Adamo Award in Neuroscience, Russell Hollman Award in Pathology.)
  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, 1977, (Phi Beta Kappa,Phi Kappa Phi)

Post-Graduate Medical Training

  • University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
    Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas
    Pathology, July 1981-June 1982
    General Surgery, July 1982 – June 1983
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
    Residency in Neurological Surgery, July 1983 – June 1988

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1991

Licenses and Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Controlled Substances, US Department of Justice, DEA
  • Controlled Dangerous Substances, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Terrebonne Bar Association
  • Lafourche Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice

Honors and Activities

  • Member, Louisiana Medical Advisory Board for Governor Bobby Jindal
  • Past Community Advisory to “Feet First” (head and spinal cord injury prevention program)
  • Physician Team Member, West Florida Regional Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Center
  • Past Advisory Board, Thibodaux Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Unit
  • Past Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Director, Charity Hospital in New Orleans


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