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Gowen Rhoades WInograd & Silva PLLC Blog - Information and insight on today's hot legal topics.

Chris Gowen wins 2013 Award from American University


Chris receiving his award from Dr. Scott A. Bass, Provost of American University.

Gowen Group partner Chris Gowen won the 2013 Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment Award from American University. An adjunct professor for the University’s Washington College of Law for the past few years, Chris was recognized for his accomplishment at the school-wide  Faculty Recognition Dinner on April 21, 2013. He teaches legal ethics and law practice management at the law school.

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Gowen Group Looking to Fill Associate Attorney Position

Small D.C. area law firm seeking an attorney for an associate position to assist with it’s increasing case load. Attorney must have a Maryland bar license or be sitting for the Maryland bar exam in July 2013. Applicants must have litigation or litigation support experience. Ideal candidate will have experience drafting and filling pleadings, have a solid command of the rules of civil and criminal procedure in Maryland and have strong researching, writing and editing skills. The attorney will take on a small case load of their own and support the partners with larger more involved cases. The attorney will be responsible for administrative matters.

Salary in $24-30K range, commensurate with experience, with several financial incentives and bonus plans. Office is located at 1325 G Street, N.W., one block from Metro Center. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@gowengroup.com (no calls preferred). EEO employer.

Gowen Group Lawyers Call ‘Em As They See ‘Em

umpires at plate conferenceA common metaphor used in describing judges is that they are like umpires: they need to be impartial, are required to apply a body of rules to a situation, and they make decisions that are typically not of a black and white nature and will probably end up upsetting one of the two parties. Gowen Group partners Bill Phelan and Peter Silva can appreciate this metaphor more than most attorneys considering their litigation experience and the fact that they enjoy the unique opportunity of working together on the baseball diamond as umpires.

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Chris Gowen Wins 2012 Adjunct Professor of the Year Award for AU Washington College of Law

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Professor Gowen celebrates his new award.

This April, Gowen Group partner Christopher Gowen was awarded the 2012 Adjunct Professor of the Year Award at American University, Washington College of Law where he teaches both Legal Ethics and Upper Level Seminars.  One of four hundred adjuncts, Chris began teaching at the Washington College of Law in May 2010, quickly becoming a favorite among the student body for not only his command of, and passion for, the law but also his humor and compassion.  “The award was well-chosen,” observed Brenna Daugherty, one of Chris’ students this past year, “My law school experience is a better one for having worked with him.”

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Annual Disability Law Symposium Highlights Accomplishments, Notes Hurdles

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Dr. Jacobus tenBroek, the symposium's namesake.

On April 19 and 20, the National Federation of the Blind held its fifth annual tenBroek Disability Law Syposium. This yearly event began as a one day affair with less than 50 participants. With a stellar reputation in the disability legal community, the syposium now is nearly two days long, has dozens of attendees, and draws keynote speakers from the upper levels of government, such as former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez.

This year the Gowen Group was proud to have Bill Phelan, partner in charge of the firm’s disability law practice, speak at the event.

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