Gwen Washington is a Pro Bono Attorney, working with a dedicated team of attorneys and professional staff to develop and manage the firm’s award-winning pro bono litigation practice.

Gwen previously worked as an attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) for nearly two decades, where she litigated criminal, parole, mental health, and ancillary civil matters on behalf of her clients before multiple tribunals. She concurrently served as an immigrant defense consultant during her PDS tenure.

Gwen then worked as a managing attorney in the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Landlord and Tenant Resource Center. She also served as the Pro Bono Director for Rising for Justice, where she managed the Civil Protection Order Project. Prior to joining the firm, Gwen served at the Manager for Tenant Advocacy and Support Practice at Legal Counsel for the Elderly, where she oversaw a housing litigation practice including eviction, housing subsidies, and housing conditions cases exclusively for senior citizens.

Selected Activities

  • Visiting Faculty, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Board Member, Washington Council of Lawyers
  • Adjunct Professor, Howard University School of Law
  • Former Co-Chair, D.C. Consortium of Legal Service Providers
  • Former Member, District of Columbia Bar, Pro Bono Committee
  • Former Advisory Council Member, National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • Former Member, D.C. Superior Court Civil Forfeiture Committee