Peter Silva is a zealous advocate for consumers, workers, and individuals whose rights have been violated by the government, employers, and financial institutions. Over the last decade, Peter has successfully represented clients in civil rights, consumer protection, and foreclosure defense cases in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and at trial in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies.
Peter’s work on behalf of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia homeowners has prevent dozens of foreclosures through loan modifications, settlements, and litigation. Peter not only defends foreclosures, but countersues for violations of state and federal lending and servicing laws. Peter has successful brought and defended lawsuits against America’s biggest banks and mortgage servicers including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Mr. Cooper/Nationstar Mortgage, Bayview Loan Servicing, and Ocwen Loan Servicing. Through aggressive litigation and creative settlement solutions, Peter has obtained millions of dollars in damages and savings for his clients including principal and interest reductions, write-downs, and deficiency waivers. Peter’s extensive knowledge of the foreclosure and loan modification processes, mortgage servicing industry and applicable state and federal laws including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth-in-Lending (TILA) allows him to provide clients with upfront and straightforward assessments of their options so that they can make an informed decision.
Peter has worked with local, state, and federal governments and non-profit entities to strength legal protections of consumers. Peter is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Prior to joining Gowen Silva & Winograd, PLLC, Peter worked extensively in the civil rights field as an attorney fellow for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and a law clerk with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the civil rights interest group, People for the American Way.
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court of the District of Maryland
- United States District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Rosenberg, et al. v Weisheit, 12-C-16001195 (Md.Cir.Ct. 8, 2017);
- Weisheit Rosenberg & Assocs., Civ. No. JKB-17-0823, 2017 WL 5478355 (D. Md. Nov. 15, 2017);
- Ward, et al. v Austin, 11-C-17-015056 (Md.Cir.Ct. Feb. 23, 2018);
- Davis v. Megabus Northeast. LLC, 301 F. Supp. 3d 105 (D.D.C. 2018);
- Cross v. Prospect Mortgage, et al., 2013 WL 6195487 (E.D.Va. 2013) (consumer protection case)
- Bonner v. S-Fer Int’l, Inc., 1:16-CV-00531 (CRC), 2016 WL 4919873 (D.D.C. Sept. 14, 2016) (Civil Rights);
- Duberry v. Dist. of Columbia, 316 F. Supp. 3d 43 (D.D.C. 2018);
- DuBerry v. Dist. of Columbia, 824 F.3d 1046 (D.C. Cir. 2016) (Civil Rights);
- Scott v. Azure, LLC, 2013 CA 001975 B (D.C. Super. May 06, 2014).
- University of Miami, School of Law (J.D.)
- San Diego State University (B.A. Political Science)