Mahlon Mowrer grew up on his family’s farm on the outskirts of a two-street town. Even before he could walk, his parents had him out in the field as they cared for animals or tended crops. Growing up, he spent summers working the farm and thought he would eventually end up in the family business. Figuring this was his path, he never planned on going to college, much less becoming a lawyer. Like many other communities, his hometown viewed lawyers as they are often portrayed in pop culture and media: somewhat devious and very expensive.
It wasn’t until Mahlon joined his high school’s mock trial team (a scheme entirely motivated by an unsuccessful attempt to get a better lunch period) that he met his first “good” attorney. Polar opposite to the stereotype of the modern lawyer, this attorney’s practice centered around helping those who needed it most. Whether it was inescapable debt, a broken contract, or defending the innocent, Mahlon learned that law could be a tool to protect those who otherwise would be taken advantage of by those who are more powerful.
The incredibly interesting and helpful day-to-day work, and a crippling allergy to straw dust, motivated Mahlon to practice law.
His experience and knowledge in the legal realm continued when he pursued his B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies from Arcadia University. From there, he attended the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, graduating with this JD. While at George Mason University, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Elizabeth L. Gunn, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, where he worked closely with law clerks, drafted bench memoranda, and helped chambers with hearings and the dockets. Additionally, Mahlon’s current practice benefits from years of internships, externships, and work as a clerk, including clerking for the Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County; working with faculty as a research assistant; externing in the U.S. House of Representatives, House Judiciary Committee; and interning for the Honorable Matthew Brann, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, among others.
Mahlon’s upbringing fostered a great appreciation for the outdoors, and he often spends weekends and vacations outdoors camping, backpacking, and enjoying nature. When not at work, he spends his time cooking, visiting friends and family, traveling, and continuing his education.