Chris Pipe, Founding Partner
Beginning his career as an investigator in 2000, Chris brings a vast knowledge of investigative techniques and resources, as well as specialized skills in the areas of cellular data analysis, online investigations, and witness interviews and statements. Before venturing out to co-found Pipe Gordon Wells, LLC, Chris worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), holding an array of positions. During his tenure at PDS, Chris served as a Staff Investigator, Internship Coordinator, and Supervising Investigator. As a Supervising Investigator, Chris was, among other things, in charge of developing and presenting training seminars on a wide range of investigative topics both internally at PDS and externally to groups across the country. Chris has extensive experience leading investigations on a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from drug distribution to capital murder, civil cases such as wrongful termination, child custody, and breach of contract, and administrative cases such as Title IX and EEO complaints.
Sean Gordon, Managing Partner
Before serving 11 years for the United States Federal Courts in Maryland, Sean started his career in Washington DC. Starting as an intern at the Public Defender Serice, he worked Felony I cases at an early age and was constantly asked to stay as an intern as he finished his degree at the University of Maryland College Park. Sean joined PDS as a staff investigator after college but not before working cases all around the DC area as a private investigator. He has traveled the country on multiple occasions for investigations and has international experience with cases in Asia and the Caribbean. Along with years of investigation, Sean’s background includes mitigation services, background checks and multiple national lectures on sentencing techniques. Most recently, he has worked on the first terrorism case brought forward in the state of Maryland and has represented Adnan Syed from the Serial Podcast. Sean is extremely proud of his list of references that range from the most prestigious lawyers and judges in the Washington and Baltimore areas.
Seana Holland, Senior Associate
Seana began her investigative career in 2005, as an intern at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). She went on to work as a Staff Investigator, leading the investigation on over 100 serious felony cases until she moved into the private sector in 2013. Since making that transition, she has been involved in the investigation of qui tam, class action and personal injury lawsuits, as well as government investigations which have involved both national and international travel throughout Africa. She has also investigated capital cases and done work for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.