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Steven Donald Silverman

Steven Silverman’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Stuart Fisher v. McCrary Crescent City, LLC, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Outcome:
    Reversal on appeal of $33.3 million judgment.
    Description:
    Former Baltimore Raven Michael McCrary obtained a $33.3 million dollar judgment against his former business partners in a New Orleans development project. Fisher was defaulted in the lower court and a Maryland judge made a record setting damages award. Fisher retained Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC to handle his appeal. The entire verdict was thrown out on appeal. See: Fisher v. McCrary Crescent City, LLC, 186 Md.App.86, 972 A.2d 954, 2009 WL 1617083 (2009)
  • State of Maryland v. Riddick Bowe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Aquittal at Trial
    Description:
    Successful representation of former undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe in a 2003 acquittal in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Mr. Bowe was charged with numerous charges including 2nd degree assault, which carried a maximum penalty of 10 years. After a trial, Mr. Bowe was found "not guilty" on all counts.
  • State v. Mohmo Conteh

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquitted on all charges
    Description:
    Successful defense of a state campaign treasurer on theft and election law charges. The case was dismissed on the fourth day of trial by the State Prosecutor due to “inconsistent” testimony elicited by Mr. Silverman’s cross-examination of a Baltimore City Councilwoman.
  • Felicia Wilson, et al. v. Bowling Brook Preparatory School Inc., et al.

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Jan 04, 2010
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    This high-profile civil rights case focused on the alleged wrongful death of a juvenile at a state sponsored juvenile facility. After Plaintiff won all motions to dismiss and to transfer venue, a confidential resolution was achieved.
  • State v. Ria Ramkissoon

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Plea Bargain of Probation
    Description:
    The defendant was charged with First Degree murder and related charges stemming from the starvation death of her one-year-old son. The defendant was lured into joining a Baltimore based cult known as One Mind Ministries. The leader of the cult allegedly ordered that the child be denied food and water because the child would not say "amen" after meals. The cult leader, known as Queen Antoinette, believed the child was demonized and that the denial of nourishment would relinquish the demons. The case was originally profiled on the Dr. Phil show and made international news due to the unique terms of the plea bargain. It is believed to be the first plea in the history of American jurisprudence which contains a "resurrection clause". Under the terms of the plea, if the minor is resurrected, all charges are to be dismissed. Otherwise, under the terms of the plea bargain, the defendant is to be sentenced to five years probation.
  • State v. In Su Lim

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    Indictment Dismissed
    Description:
    Maryland judge dismissed attempted murder and all other related charges stemming from an indictment filed in October, 2010. STSW attorney Steven D. Silverman argued that the indictment violated his client's due process rights because of a 16 month delay in indicting the case. The state's attorney waited to charge the case because its key witness was not available due to a military deployment. After briefs and a two hour evidentiary hearing, the Judge agreed that the defense had met it's burden of showing actual prejudice to the defendant and that the delay was purposeful by the prosecution to obtain a tactical advantage. The case involves issues of first impression in Maryland.
  • State v. E. Miller

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of Adult Criminal Charges
    Description:
    •Successful representation in court resulting in the dismissal of all adult criminal charges, including attempted first-degree murder, of a 16 year old Baltimore boy accused of a racially motivated beating of an elderly fisherman. The case drew significant media coverage and was was particularly challenging due to the widespread bias against Mr. Silverman's client