A Litigation Boutique


The Madden Law Group PLLC is a litigation boutique founded in 2017 and specializing in trials and appeals in the federal courts and the appellate courts in Virginia and Maryland. We have represented clients in the Supreme Court of the United States and the Circuit Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and Federal Circuit. We have also represented clients in federal district courts throughout the United States.

Because of our highly selective engagement process, we take pride in offering our clients the kind of attention not available elsewhere. The Firm also prides itself in its ability through creative fee arrangements to represent clients that typically could not afford to retain counsel with our level of experience and expertise. See Fees.

The Firm consists of three highly-experienced and successful attorneys—Jerry Madden, Virginia Whitner Hoptman, and Charles Rowan—who have practiced law in Washington, D.C. for over three decades. Each of them began their careers as judicial law clerks to a number of jurists, including a Justice of the Supreme of the United States, a chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and a chief judge of a state trial court of general jurisdiction.

They have practiced law successfully at Am Law 100 firms as a partner or litigation counsel. Jerry Madden also practiced for many years as first-chair trial and appellate counsel at the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency during both the savings-and-loan crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s and the Great Recession—the economic downturn from 2007 to 2009 caused by the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble and the resulting global financial crisis.

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