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Fernando Peter Silva II

Consumer protection Attorney at Washington, DC

4.3   6 reviews

also known as F. Peter Silva II

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 8 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
    California - CA 1 year
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State CA
    Acquired 2022
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.


Gowen Rhoades Winograd & Silva PLLC
513 Capitol Court NE STE 100
Washington, DC, 20002


4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Mohammad | June 11, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Silva is an outstanding Lawyer. He is very knowledgeable, articulate, prompt, reliable, informative, calm, collected, skillful in presenting a case. Mr. Silva explained the different options for the case and his plan in presenting the case in detailed. I was very impressed with his presentation in the court. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great lawyer.
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Posted by Fatemeh | June 11, 2015
Very satisfied Clint
Richards's New recommend: Mr. Silva is very talented and extremely competent , professional and passionated about his job. He takes his job very seriously and works hard. He is very responsive about the service that he delivers to his clients. He has excellent work ethic and good interpersonal relations to his clients. It has been a pleasure of knowing such a talented, conscientious, responsive, reliable and very courteous person. Mr. Silva is very knowledgeable in his field. Thanks, Fatemeh Hosseinkhah
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Posted by Benjamin | March 26, 2015
This dude is awesome
Mr.Silva is a fantastic legal representative. He struck the perfect balance of careful research and in depth planning while managing to work around my busy schedule. Meetings with Mr Silva were quick, to the point, and yielded amazing results at my DUI trial. Mr Silva and his associate came to trial extremely well prepared and delivered a powerful argument against the prosecutions case while fending off an array of accusations that the opposing attorney and police officer attempted to present as fact. Mr Silva was able to prove my innocence and helped me out of a difficult situation. He is an incredibly skilled lawyer, is very personable, and is very relaxed in his demeanor. It was truly a please having him represent me during this stressful time and I would recommend him for any legal situations that may arise. He is a very talented individual.
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Posted by Graham | September 14, 2014
Outstanding professionalism
"Ive been working with Attorney Fernando Silva for a few months now and he has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and simply just awesome. The epitome of a textbook lawyer. My experience has been extremely informative about the DUI process, he followed up with me on a regular basis, and replies to my emails within minutes. Without him, I would of fell viticm to a absurd misdemeanor charge. I highly recommend him and his firm."
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Posted by Michael | August 16, 2014
A representer of the people
I'm very pleased with the outcome of my case. I'm free like a bird hence this is how I'm writing this review but most importantly seeing my family and breathing the fresh air some of us take for granted. I give thanks to Mr.Silva and the Gowen group, I felt I was kept informed at any moment and time I chose and they all quickly responded to any question I had. I'm definetly staying out of trouble but if push comes to shove Mr.Silva is the man. Thanks for your work!
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Posted by D | April 28, 2014
After numerous attempts to contact him, this guy never responded back. After a couple months I fired him and hired an attorney who was willing to communicate with her client and actually investigated my case. Silva put absolutely no effort into my defense. Won't fair well with an attorney like him.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gowen Silva & Winograd PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney Fellow
  • Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern
  • EEOC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • People for the American Way
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Office Of The Attorney General, District Of Columbia
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cross v. Prospect Mortgage, LLL, et al.,Case No. 1:12-cv-1455
  • In a case of first impression for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, Plaintiff was successful on a motion for partial summary judgment under the ECOA.
  • Bonner v. S-Fer Int'l, Inc., 1:16-CV-00531 (CRC)
  • Settled


  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Univesity of Miami School of Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Fernando
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch litigation attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Silva is a fantastic lawyer in the area of consumer protection. The foundation of his practice is customer service and client relations. When his clients have already been taken advantage of, great customer service and proper explanations of the process go a long way. On top of that, Mr. Silva is incredibly passionate about the rights of his clients. Whether they've been foreclosed, taken advantage of by a local or national business, or have drawn the short end of the stick in a business dealing, Mr. Silva does his all to make things right."
General practice Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I can emphatically recommend the services of Mr. Silva after working with him for over two years. His enthusiasm for finding solutions for his clients allows him to offer comprehensive and caring legal services."

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Washington Consumer protection Lawyer Fernando Peter Silva II
Fernando Peter Silva II
Consumer protection Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 13 years
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