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McGown & Markling Is A Proud Winterhurst Hockey Association Sponsor

McGown & Markling is a proud sponsor of the Winterhurst Hockey Association, which is a volunteer, nonprofit, educational and recreational organization dedicated to the growth and development of youth hockey for children between the ages of 4-18. Matt Markling and his wife Katie have had all three of their boys participate in the Winterhurst Hockey […]

Matt Markling: The Island Superintendent

As a founding director of McGown & Markling, Matthew John Markling has dedicated his life to the practice of Education Law and providing school districts with his very best legal representation. Matt is also a former school board president and a current school law professor. But Matt’s dedication doesn’t stop there. Matt is also the […]


One of McGown & Markling’s most beloved members only works on weekends and holidays, often sleeps on the floor of his office, and has a predilection for stylish sunglasses. He also has a wet nose. Meet Caesar, Matt Markling’s rescue boxer. Caesar is the second boxer rescued by Matt and his family. Caesar arrived during […]

Pat Pauken Meets Mary Beth Tinker At The School House Gate

Thanks to Brad Mendenhall, BGSU graduate and principal at Lincolnview High School, Pat Pauken had the great and fun opportunity to meet Mary Beth Tinker, one of the student plaintiffs in Pat’s favorite education law case, Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 U.S. 503 (1969). Ms. Tinker was in Ohio presenting to several high school government and social […]