Meet Our Team

Meredith Kinner

Partner

Meredith Kinner is a founding member and managing partner of Kinner & McGowan, PLLC.  K&M is a boutique law firm based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on cannabis law. Meredith received a B.A. from Northeastern University and her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law.  Meredith is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Established in 2015, K&M works with medical cannabis licensees, certifying physicians, patients and ancillary service providers in Maryland.  K&M also helps cannabis entrepreneurs navigate the District’s nuanced adult use cannabis laws. K&M has been published in Marijuana Business Daily, Attorney at Law Magazine, Pathways Magazine and featured on WAMU, the District’s NPR affiliate.

John McGowan

Partner

Johnny McGowan is a founding member and managing partner of Kinner & McGowan, PLLC.  K&M is a boutique law firm based in Washington, D.C. with a practice focus on cannabis law. As industry counsel, K&M has worked with state licensed medical cannabis companies, medical caregivers, patients, ancillary cannabis service providers, industrial hemp companies and ganjapreneurs since 2015. Johnny McGowan received a B.A. from Louisiana State University, and a J.D. from New England Law, Boston. Johnny is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The cannabis industry has produced a contemporary, quasi-legal, structurally fragile, rapidly expanding area of law, and K&M offers a fresh approach to counsel.

James Moody

Of Counsel, Criminal & Appellate Matters

Kinner & McGowan is excited to be working with James Moody, a former public defender and an experienced trial and appellate litigator. James brings years of litigation experience to the Kinner & McGowan team, and is a zealous courtroom advocate for our clients.

James is licensed to practice law in Florida, is pending admission to the Federal Bar, and will be pending admission to the District Columbia bar upon the opening of their application process. Pending admission to the DC bar, James is supervised by the partners at Kinner & McGowan.