Where We Practice

Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva, PLLC practices in the following geographic areas. Click on a region to learn more about our services and presence in that location.

District of Columbia

_wsb_325x175_GowanGroup_Web-2-3Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva PLLC’s District of Columbia offices are located in the heart of the District, near Union Station and Superior Court. We represent clients in Superior Court, the District Columbia Court of Appeals and the federal District Court for the District of Columbia in all manner of cases. The District is our firm’s home and we have a strong practice in criminal law, family law, consumer protection, employment law and general civil litigation as well as the other practice areas listed on this website in the District’s courts.

Contact us today to see if we can help you with your DC matter.

DC Resources:

Superior Court of DC
Public Defender Service for DC
DC Small Claims Court
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
DC Archdiocesan Legal Network
Legal Research Resources for DC


MD courthouse imageFounding Partner Christopher Gowen is a resident of Mt. Rainer/Brentwood, Maryland and serves as a board member for the PG Pool in Mt. Rainer, MD. The firm supports several community organizations, including CDC Gateway and the overall development of the first arts district in the State of Maryland. Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva, PLLC have represented Marylanders in family law, criminal law, and trust and estate matters. Our attorneys are dedicated to the people of Maryland and to preserving the Chesapeake Bay and its beautiful surroundings.

Contact us today to see if we can help you with your Maryland matter.

Maryland Resources:

Judicial System of Prince George’s County
Judicial System of Montgomery County
Maryland Code
Child Support Calculator

Northern Virginia

GowanGroup_Web-2-42Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva PLLC has a strong presence throughout Northern Virginia in family law, criminal law, consumer protection as well as other areas mentioned on this website. Mr. Silva and Mr. Winograd are admitted to practice law before the courts in the Commonwealth. Mr. Silva is a certified court-appointed attorney for indigent criminal defendants and a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Winograd practices extensively in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia and is a member of that court’s Criminal Justice Act panel. Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva PLLC represents client in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince William County as well as in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Contact us today to see if we can help you with your Virginia matter.

Virginia Resources:

Arlington Human Rights Commission
Arlington Circuit Court
Alexandria Circuit Court
Fairfax Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
Fairfax Circuit Court
Virginia Code
Virginia Judicial System Homepage
Virginia Indigent Defense Homepage
Legal Services of Northern Virginia


philly skylineThe Firm has always had a presence in the Philadelphia area as its founding partner, Chris Gowen, grew up on the Mainline and attended Malvern Prep and Villanova University.  The firm’s presence in the Philadelphia area was increased by the recent merger with RHOADES LLC. Mark Rhoades has almost two decades of complex litigation experience in the state and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey having formerly been a partner at Blank Rome.  The firm is now delivering high-caliber litigation and corporate law services in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Our Philadelphia office focuses its practice on providing exception service in divorce cases, personal injury cases as well as complex commercial litigation.  Our experience and resources allows us to provide high-level civil litigation services comparable to those offered by the city’s largest firms.

Mr. Rhoades and Mr. Gowen practice in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and represent clients in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia counties.

Contact us today to see if we can help you with your Pennsylvania matter.