About Steve Silverman
Steven D. Silverman is the managing partner of Silverman, Thompson & White. His practice is primarily devoted to the litigation of civil and criminal cases in State and Federal Courts.
Since 1991, Mr. Silverman has represented over four-thousand criminal defendants, and has been lead counsel in scores of civil jury trials. He has not lost a jury trial in any criminal matter in a decade.
After a clerkship with the Civil Litigation Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Mr. Silverman was appointed to the position of Assistant Public Defender, Felony Narcotics Division, Baltimore City, Maryland from 1991-1994. At this position, he honed his trial skills by appearing in court on a daily basis for nearly four years.
Since entering private practice in 1995, Mr. Silverman's practice covers what he describes as "a never ending mix of interesting clients and challenging cases". The breadth of his practice includes cases of local, national and international importance. Some cases of note include the representation of victims of the 1995 catastrophic Amtrak/ CSX collision in Chase, Maryland, co-counsel in the federal civil rights action by a police sergeant which led to the fall of the Baltimore City Police Commissioner in 1998, representation of former undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe in numerous matters including a 2003 acquittal in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He currently represents the largest European investment fund in the billion dollar Class Action Securities Fraud case In Re: Royal Ahold. In addition, he has obtained multi-million dollar results against some of the world's largest corporations and insurance companies.
He has served as a legal consultant for the Baltimore-NBC affiliate, has been invited by the Bar Association to lecture before colleagues and is a member of the Judicial Selections Committee, Baltimore City Bar Association. His present biography has been selected for publication in Who's Who of American Law and the National Registry of Who's Who Professionals and Executives. He also earned selection to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing lawyers who have obtained a civil jury verdict in excess of one million dollars.
In 2005 Mr. Silverman was appointed to a four year term by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and confirmed by the Maryland Senate to one of three statewide attorney positions on the Commission on Judicial Disabilities. The Commission is empowered to investigate complaints and conduct hearings against Maryland judges. Sanctions imposed as a result of the Commission’s findings may include the judge being retired, removed, censured, or publicly reprimanded.
Mr. Silverman earned a BA from the University of Richmond in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1991. He is a member of the Maryland (State and Federal) and District of Columbia Bars.