The firm formally known as the Gowen Group is now Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva.
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Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva, PLLC, is a full-service, general practice law firm that provides its clients with dedicated legal services that focuses on client communications and having a reasonable and efficient approach to each case. Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva, headquartered in downtown Washington, DC, represents clients in four jurisdictions: the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the State of Maryland.

We understand that our clients cannot afford to have legal issues take over their lives both emotionally and financially. Therefore, our firm seeks sensible settlement options at the onset of a case in an effort to prevent clients from experiencing the personal and economic hardships that are typically associated with a law suit. However, when these efforts fail, our firm will work to move each case in an efficient and aggressive manner that gets the matter heard by a judge in a fast and effective way.

Our firm is deeply concerned about the legal profession’s image, and it is our belief that this image problem stems from clients receiving outrageous legal bills for work on relatively simple matters that should have been resolved in an expedited manner. Many lawyers will find ways to prolong a case, allowing them to continually bill for their services. Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva steadfastly opposes this approach. Unfortunately, even the most reasonable settlement offers are rejected; and when that occurs our lawyers will not waste time moving your matter to trial.

Our lawyers’ litigation experience include family law, consumer protection, personal injury, criminal defense, employment law, and Social Security disability cases. Additionally, Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva provides services for small businesses that include formation, operating agreements, contract review, and shareholder agreements.

Clients should not waste hard earned resources hiring multiple law firms to handle their legal needs. Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva addresses this issue with its lawyers who specialize in various practice areas. Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva’s holistic representation will address the direct and collateral legal issues that are missed by other firms who specialize in one narrow area of law.

Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in the a. Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, The United States District court of the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for Third Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Employment Law
Wills and Estate Planning
Civil Litigation
Corporate Law
Commercial Litigation
Outside General Counsel Services
Family Law Consumer Protection & Fraud
Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Prenuptial Agreements
Consumer Protection Litigation
Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modification
Auto Sales and Financing
Fair Credit Reporting Act Litigation
Contract Disputes
Consumer Debt Settlements
Civil Rights Litigation
Click here to listen to Partner Christopher Gowen’s interview on Public Radio International and NPR regarding his work in assisting Ecuadorians with their legal battle against Chevron.