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David Abraham Silberman

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Government: 100%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases

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    I found him to be accessible and diligent throughout the proceeding. His candor and collegiality was duly appreciated.


    Trevor Jackson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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Hall Of Justice & Records
400 County Ctr 6fl
Redwood City, CA, 94063


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Barrister of the YearSan Mateo County Bar Association2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Order of the CoifUCLA SOL2000
American Jurisprudence in Evidence, Criminal and AppellateThomson West1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Deputy County CounselCounty of San Mateo2004 - Present
AssociateHoward Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin2002 - 2004
Law Clerk to the Honorable Fortunato BenavidesUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit2001 - 2002
Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert TimlinUnited States District Court for the Central District of California2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
City of San CarlosPlanning Comission Chair2011 - Present
Temple Sholom BurlingameExecutive Committee; Treasurer, Board Member2011 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationBoard Member; Chair Operations Committee2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaBar Exam Grader2009 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2007 - 2010
San Mateo County Bar AssociationCo-chair Community Affairs Committee2007 - 2009
San Mateo County Bar AssociationBarristers Section President (07-08); Board Member2004 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Theresa Rodriguez v. Rescare, Inc.significant settlement
Keith Stevens v. County of San MateoSummary Judgment for County, affirmed 9th Cir.
Alexis Castillo v. County of San MateoSummary Judgment for County, Affirmed 9th Cir.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily JournalDon't Treat Children as Chattel2015
Daily JournalClear and Convincing Evidence: Mandatory for Removal of Abused Children?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - DavisN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar ConventionDependency Litigation2010