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Josh Silber is an attorney and a member of Abend & Silber, PLLC, a full service law firm located in New York City. The firm has affiliate offices on Long Island as well as in South Florida. Josh is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars.

440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016

tel. (212) 532-7575
fax (212) 532-8180


Josh is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars. Josh has been named to the NY SuperLawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York State for 2011 & 2012 in the areas of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. SuperLawyers chooses no more than 5% of the total lawyers in the state for inclusion on their list of highly rated lawyers.

Josh has extensive experience in a broad variety of civil litigation matters. Throughout his career he has represented clients with many different types of matters, but mostly represents accident victims, injured persons and victims of malpractice. Josh has frequently served as "counsel to the profession" or trial counsel to other law firms and lawyers. In addition, he has acted as "local counsel" to law firms in other jurisdictions with litigation clients in New York. On several occasions Josh has represented lawyers or doctors involved in disciplinary proceedings. Josh has been appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the NYS Supreme Court in Manhattan to serve on the Court's Malpractice Case Management Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the 4000 + member New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is the Chairman of the Partnership for Justice Committee, a fund-raising arm of the Association. In addition, Josh has been designated by the US Bankruptcy Court and Trustees as a mediator in a substantial number of malpractice cases involving uninsured or bankrupt hospitals, helping plaintiffs and defendants reach amicable settlements on cases which languished for many years before mediation. Josh has obtained many substantial verdicts and/or settlements for his clients, including many cases with million dollar plus recoveries.  Josh is a frequent lecturer on medical malpractice and personal injury law and is a Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Insitute, New York's leading continuing legal education provider. 

Specialties:Personal Injury / Accident Cases
Personal Injury - Plaintiffs
Car Accidents
Slip & Fall or Trip & Fall Accidents
Construction Accidents
Scaffold or Work-site Accidents
Medical Malpractice
- Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
- Failure to Make Timely Diagnosis
- Erb's Palsy
- Birth Trauma
Legal Malpractice
Commercial Litigation
Business Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Co-op or Condo Transactions
Arbitration & Mediation


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    19 years, 300 cases



Contingent (10-33%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gregory Calvin Mack

    Joshua is a highly skilled attorney and an outstanding advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Gregory Mack Litigation Attorney
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  • Jennifer Falk Kashar

    I have known Josh for 18 years. He is a fantastic lawyer.


    Jennifer Kashar Slip and fall accident Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Abend & Silber, PLLC

440 Park Ave S
New York, NY, 10016


FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
NYCurrently registered 199707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 SuperLawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
2014 SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2014
2013 SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2013
Outstanding Sevice AwardNew York State Trial Lawyers Association2012
2012 NY Super LawyersSuperLawyers2012
Certificate of AppreciationBrockport College Leadership Conference2011
2011 NY Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAbend & Silber, PLLC2008 - Present
AttorneyLindenbaum & Silber, PLLC1996 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationElected Fellow2015 - Present
Judiciary Committee - NYS Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-chair2014 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers InstituteDean2013 - Present
Brockport FoundationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Bronx County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman - Partnership for Justice Committee2011 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
New York County Supreme Court Judicial Screening PanelMember2013 - 2013
The College at Brockport's School of The Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesAlumni Board of Ambassadors2011 - 2014
New York County Independant Judicial Screening CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pedestrian v. Building Owner (Confidential Settlement)Settled Before Trial
Anonymous v. DoctorVerdict for the Plainitff
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Publication nameTitleDate
LawReviewCLEMedical Malpractice 1012012
Print ArticleEveryone and Anyone is Minding Your Own Business2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
State University of New York, College at BrockportCommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NYS Trial Lawyers InstitutePersonal Injury Trial Practice2015
Lawline LiveMedical Malpractice Law2015
Proving Loss with Life Care Planners, Vocational Experts and Economists in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice CasesEconomic Damages2014
Boot Camp for Trial LawyersCross Examination of a Medical Expert2014
Continuing Legal EducationMedical Malpractice Litigation2012
Benefactors & Scholars DinnerKeynote Address2012
"Change the Way You Practice"NYSTLI - Medical Malpractice2012
4th Annual Leadership ConferenceLeadership Breakout Session2011
Lawline RoundtableJury Bias & The Injury Case2010
Bridge the GapLegal Ethics2010
Lawline Continuing Legal EducationLegal Issues of Medical Records2009
Lawline Continuing Legal EducationWills, Probate & Estate Administration2009
Ethics of Referral FeesEthics of Referral Fees2009