Our Team

Gowen Silva & Winograd’s attorneys and staff are here to assist you. Each of our staff have particular experience and skill in order to make sure your legal needs are met. Find out more about our partners and associated counsel.

Christopher J. Gowen, Partner

Chris Gowen is an experienced litigator who primarily handles criminal law, family law, personal injury and consumer protection litigation. Mr. Gowen is an Adjunct Law Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

Peter Silva handles consumer protection and fraud cases for the firm as well as employment law matters. He serves on Virginia Indigent Defense Commission and handles the firm’s Virginia criminal defense and civil practices.

Jesse Winograd, Partner

Jesse Winograd is an experienced litigator who handles all types of criminal law matters in both federal and state courts throughout the region. His practice also includes complex litigation as well as representing clients in security clearance matters and before boards of professional responsibility and bar committees. Mr. Winograd is a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

F. Peter Silva, II, Partner

Peter Silva leads the firm’s civil rights, consumer protection, foreclosure defense, and employment law practices. He represents clients in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and at trial in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies.

 Kimberly Dillon, Paralegal, Business Development

Aaron Page, Of Counsel