In the News
03/19/2016: Gowen Rhoades attorneys work both sides of the political spectrum when the Constitution is violated. See attorney Aaron Page’s comments on defending the 2nd Amendment in the DC Court of Appeals
02/23/2016 Press Release: D.C. Government Goes to the Mat in Fight to Block Implementation of Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act
12/18/2013: Listen to Chris Gowen discuss the global enforcement process he and others have used for the betterment of the Ecuadorian people. ( Interview, Public Radio International’s ‘The World,’ “A Canadian court is allowing Ecuadorians to pursue their long-running pollution suit against Chevron,” December 18, 2013)
Chris Gowen successfully appealed a lower court ruling in a Maryland Family Law case creating new law that protects and assists single parents dealing with an out of state parent who aggressively seek to avoid child support obligations. Read the opinion here: http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2015/1187s14.pdf
Chris Gowen settled a dental malpractice case in Pennsylvania for six figures on behalf of a client who received faulty implants by a general practice dentist unqualified to perform implant dentistry.
Mark Rhoades currently represents a United States Bankruptcy Trustee in litigation to recover almost $2 million arising from the failure of a debtor to disclose his entitlement to payments under a consulting agreement.
Chris Gowen had an entire prenuptial agreement set aside by the Court based upon the husband’s breach of his obligations under the prenuptial agreement. This result was one of only a handful of decisions in Pennsylvania history setting aside an entire prenuptial agreement on the basis of breach.
Peter Silva represented a group of waiters in Washington, DC from a well-known 5 Star restaurant that had their tips “skimmed” illegally by the manager. The waiters fully recouped the money owed to them and the restaurant paid their attorney fees.
Jesse Winograd represented a young innocent college student accused of sexual assault and successfully proved to the police and prosecutors that the claim was unwarranted and no charges were brought. Mr. Winograd continued his pursuit for justice for the innocent by filing suit against the dishonest accuser for defamation.
Mark Rhoades recently obtained a $1.8 million jury verdict, including a $ 1 million punitive damages award, in a case involving the breach of a contract and for tortious interference with contractual relationship.
Peter Silva won a trial in Fairfax, VA on behalf of a medical professional who did not receive the proper compensation for the treatment she provided her patients.
Chris Gowen and Aaron Page successful appealed a guilty verdict in a DC criminal trial to the DC Court of Appeals with the appeals court finding that the facts did not support the lower court’s guilty verdict and did not meet the required burden of proof. http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/documents/13-FS-1347.pdf
Mark Rhoades recently obtained an emergency custody order for a father preventing on-going abuse of the party’s children by the mother’s paramour.
Jesse Winograd had recently helped obtain sentences well below the range recommended by the federal sentencing guidelines in high profile contracting fraud and importation of misbranded drug cases.
Gowen Group brought a lawsuit on behalf of residents of Brentwood, Maryland against the city and its council for inappropriately awarding grant money to a former council member. During the lawsuit, the mayor and council members were voted out of office.