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Robert M. Silverman

Lemon law Attorney at Ambler, PA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Bob Silverman

  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 34 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 34 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Currently Registered Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2009
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2004
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2009

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Lemon law
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    Founding Partner of the oldest and largest Lemon Law firm in the Northeast, providing cost-free legal help to more than 75,000 drivers since 1991.

    33 years

Robert M. Silverman is highly regarded throughout the legal community and the automotive industry for his continuing efforts in helping consumers with their Lemon Law and breach of warranty claims. Mr. Silverman has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, The Newark Star-Ledger, The Courier Post, and many newspaper stories across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as an expert in warranty litigation.

 

Mr. Silverman has worked hard for consumer rights, trying his cases in the Federal and State Courts in which he practices. He has also successfully briefed and argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

Mr. Silverman earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law. He is an attorney in good standing and has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Mr. Silverman is an active member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. He is a member in good standing with the American Bar Association.

Photos and videos

NBC10's consumer reporter Tracy Davidson reports on a common problem among Chevrolet Cruze drivers, an antifreeze or coolant smell seeping through the vehicle.
Chevrolet Cruze drivers may experience a sweet antifreeze smell in their car. Unfortunately, General Motors does not have a fix.
A physically dsiabled woman, who was promised a repurchase of her defective van under the New Jersey Lemon Law, is significantly affected by the Chrysler bankruptcy. The client and lemon law lawyer Bob Silverman speak out. NBC 10's Tracy Davidson reports.
What you need to know about recalls.  Bob Silverman has advice for potential car buyers in this Money Talks News report.

Location

Kimmel & Silverman, P.C.
30 E Butler Ave
Ambler, PA, 19002-4514
Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys
1930 E. Marlton Pike
Executive Mews, Suite Q29
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys
1001 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10018
Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys
100 Ross Street, Suite 330
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
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Posted by Ryan | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reputable, responsive, does what he says.
My wife's SUV encountered way too many problems from the moment we got it. Given what we had paid for the vehicle, we got to a tipping point where enough was enough--something had to be done. I immediately knew who to call--Kimmel & Silverman, and particular Bob Silverman. Their reputation in this area was second to none. Being an attorney myself, I knew having an attorney with the reputation that Bob and his firm had was important. You don't handle these kind of problems with professionals who merely dabble in this area. (Thus why I didn't handle this personally--I knew nothing of the practice area.) What Bob and his team were able to accomplish, in the time that they accomplished it, was simply amazing. They exceeded our expectations. Hire these professionals. You'll be happy that you did!
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Posted by Nick | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LEMON LAW LAWYER !!!!
I hired Kimmel & Silverman after dealing with the dealership and a 3rd party which promised me money back after my car was deemed a lemon, but then heyday sent me a bill for over $1100.00. First name that appeared in google search and we’ll deserved was these guys!! They solved my problem in 24 hours and it cost me NOTHING! But got back $6042.87 from my lemon!!!! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! If I had known I would have called them from day one! So should you!!! Thanks so much gentlemen!!!!
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Posted by Jessica Behrens | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jessica Behrens
Robert Silverman is exceptional! He has helped me with my vehicle as I was having lots of issues with it. I highly recommend Kimmel and Silverman.
Posted by Dinu | April 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely fantastic
Absolutely fantastic service. 1. They did not promise anything at the beginning - they just explained, in detail, what are my options. 2. Very friendly and professional. Bob Silverman called me personally and discussed all the details. 3. Knowledgeable and efficient staff - they answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns immediately, without delay. 4. They delivered - the manufacturer bought back my car. 5. Didn't pay one penny - all their fees were paid by the car manufacturer. 6. Would I recommend them to someone else? - absolutely. They are the best.
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Posted by Theodore | March 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jeep Renegade issue
Thank you and your firm for all you did to settle my claim. Everything was handled very professionally and as quickly as possible. I just delivered the car to the dealer after receiving a full buy back of the vehicle. Hopefully, I will not have to go through this again but it's nice to know that your firm is there to fight for the consumer. It is a very daunting task to take on a huge company with vast resources at their disposal. You made the process smooth and painless. There was little I had to do but provide you with some forms and the information on my case. I would not have gotten the same result without your help. Thank you again.
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Posted by Ramon | March 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
They explained everything they said they where set out to do to help me on 2017 lease. Im not 100% happy but I’m very satisfied and they were honest and answer every question I had.I can say I didn’t take a lose at all so yes I would use them again put them in your phone book speed dial 1800 lemonlaw
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond in helping me get rid of my Lemon
Excellent service every step of the way from the initial consult which determined if my case was strong to winning my case. After the consult my case was reviewed and I agreed to move forward and hire Attorney Silverman. We were supported, communicated to, and lead threw every step of the process. His staff followed up to let us know they received information and Attorney Silverman contacted us personally to discuss options which resulted in a total win. The company bought the vehicle back and covered all costs accrued with the purchase. Attorney Silverman is honest, trustworthy, and very friendly. Highly recommend anyone needing help to contact with Attorney Silverman's office.
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Posted by Marshal | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great result
Robert Silverman was professional, realistic, and got us a great result! He handled our lemon law claim, got the repairs made at no cost to us, and got us a cash settlement on top of that.
Posted by Jon | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
I had purchased a 2016 Jeep Compass Sport brand new that I had hoped would be a 20 year vehicle for me and my wife. Instead, the vehicle was in the dealership service center 8-9 times for the same problem. After finding out that FCA had authorized the dealership to cut into the vehicle's wiring harness, and it still didn't fix the initial issue, I contacted Mr. Silverman. Bob was very helpful in navigating us through the process, and even advised us to refuse a settlement offer, especially after having another video of the vehicle acting up. He sent FCA our refusal, along with a link to the video I had posted, and within 24 hours, FCA changed their offer to a buyback. The whole process took about 6 months, as described during the initial phone conference, and was painless on my end. I now have the Jeep Compass out of my hair forever, and am out from under a car payment on a lemon. The second happiest day of my life with my Jeep was the day I bought it. The first happiest was the day that I was told that FCA was buying it back. Bob Silverman and his team did a wonderful job. I highly recommend their service to anyone in need of a Lemon Law attorney.
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Posted by Dianne | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Refund on my lemon car
Nicest and most helpful firm I've ever dealt with. They helped me get my funds and so quickly. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Karen | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience with Mr. Silverman!
I hired Mr. Silverman to represent me regarding continual problems with my 2017 Subaru Outback. He handled my case with professionalism, timeliness, and was able to obtain a buy-back of my car from Subaru of America. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome of the situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who believes they have a lemon-law case.
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Posted by Steven | February 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best in Lemon Law!
Bob was amazing and very helpful! He guided me through the process with no hesitation and provided exactly what results he said he would. Not that I want to be in this position again but if I am, I am definitely going contact Bob and his team! I highly recommend them!
Posted by Denise | April 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer to get it done!
I am writing after enjoying my brand new car for the past week! I am still on Cloud 9. I am so appreciative of Mr. Silverman's time and efficiency in rectifying this whole car matter. First I had tried to work this out by myself but I was not treated well from a huge car corporation especially since they kept trying to get into my pockets as a way to fix the problem. Next frustrated by the car dealership, I had gone to a different lemon lawyer and after 4 weeks they ended up referring my case to another lawyer. When I researched the referred lawyer I saw mixed reviews. Since I saw no option but to hire a lawyer or be stuck with what I thought was a brand new car- but in actuality had $8500 worth of damage done to it prior to my ownership. Finally I found Mr. Silverman. Right away I saw he had an excellent well-earned Avvo rating of 10 plus many positive reviews and stories of success, so I immediately contacted him. About 4 weeks later- I’m in a new car. My only wish is that I had not wasted so much of my time by not going to Mr. Silverman first. I would recommend anyone with a car problem to go to him for great legal expertise.
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Posted by Jenna | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Person You Want On Your Side
Bob Silverman secured me a new vehicle through a buyback of the manufacturer. I know this really wouldn't have been possible without Bob. I am beyond grateful to have had him on my side during this process. The stress of this situation was tremendous and I can only say that feeling so helpless in a situation that is beyond my control and fearing that I would be stuck with a vehicle and all its issues for the duration of my ownership truly saddened me. What he does for his clients is a true gift. He was such a pleasure to work with and made this process quite seamless. Most importantly, he is available to his clients. Each time he called me personally or emailed me back I was impressed that none of his responses we're handled by a paralegal. In fact, Lauryn was just as wonderful always following up to be sure my questions or concerns had been addressed. I thank Bob Silverman for his expertise and for getting me and my babies back into (^my very safe) dream car. Total time it took to handle the case with Bob: Less than 2 weeks.
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Posted by Matthew | May 15, 2013
Hands down, the Best Lemon Law Attorney in the Country!!
Having practiced in a national law firm for many years, I was at first skeptical of my ability to prevail in a lemon law case against the mighty "GM". Boy was I wrong. Bob Silverman's expertise and reputation (at GM) as a lawyer who doesn't back down, not only resulted in GM buying my 'lemon' car back, Bob also was able to obtain a monetary settlement in excess of $10,000!!! There are no words to express my gratitude to Bob and his firm. In a word, he is Superb.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Reciprocal - Stayed Suspension issued in PA, 2009
updated on 07/17/2014

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Pennsylvania.

Robert's comment: “Many years ago, our former MD attorney made some very bad decisions for which I was held responsible as one of her supervising attorneys, even though these actions/inactions were admittedly hidden from myself and the firm. Long story short, we learned from this situation and now take every possible step to make certain this type of issue never happens again, just as it never happened before. I continue to devote my career to helping distressed drivers and it gives me great satisfacton to do so.”

Reciprocal - Censure issued in NY, 2009
updated on 08/03/2016

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in New York.

Robert's comment: “Since 1991, my entire practice has been devoted to helping consumers do battle against car manufacturers. I have never been suspended in any State in which I am licensed. However, in Maryland, a State in which I never even practiced law, I was indeed suspended for 90 days for the actions/inactions of my then associate attorney. (continued below)”

Reprimanded issued in NJ, 2004
updated on 12/11/2014

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Robert's comment: “In 2001, one of my associates made a mistake and filed suit without first advising the defendant she had the right to resolve the dispute before the Fee Dispute Committee. As his supervisor, I was reprimanded for such action taken.”

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Leader
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Readers Choice Award For Best Law Firm
  • Philly.Com
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Louis M. Brown Award for Public Access (Meritorious Recognition)
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002
  • Best Lemon Law Firm in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Courier Post
  • The Interview: Lemons To Lemonade
  • 2013
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • CEO File: Bob Silverman
  • 2004
  • Inside Magazine
  • Closing Arguments: Not A Lemon of A Law Firm; Kimmel & Silverman Will Help You Avoid Getting Squeezed
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Action News, WPVI TV Philadelphia
  • General Motors Recalls
  • 2014
  • 3 On Your Side, KYW TV Philadelphia
  • Chrysler Bankruptcy Causing Consumer Chaos
  • 2009
  • WYOU TV Interactive News
  • Pennsylvania Lemon Law Basics
  • 2008
  • WYOU TV Interactive News
  • Chrysler & GM Merging Talks Continue
  • 2008
  • WBRE TV & WYOU TV Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Eyewitness News PA Lemon Law Rights/ Call-InPhone Banks (2009-2013)
  • N/A
  • KYW TV Philadelphia
  • 3 On Your Side Lemon Law Rights Phone Bank (2007, 2009)
  • N/A
  • Kane In Your Corner, News 12 New Jersey
  • New Jersey Lemon Law Rights/ Call-in Phone Banks (2011,2013)
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Robert
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Bob for the last 14 years and found him to be relentless in his pursuit of consumers rights and recoveries. His focus is on the clients and making sure their claims are zealously advocated for maximum recovery. His "can-do" attitude and belief that everyday is an opportunity to expand consumers rights is the driving force behind a colleague I would highly endorse."
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bob Silverman is one of those few attorneys who has essentially created and developed a new field of law. Fortunately, Bob's creation--his lemon law practice--has benefited countless consumers not only in Pennsylvania but throughout the county. His consistent success over the years representing so many individuals is the greatest testament to his skills, but I'll gladly add my own endorsement of the same."
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bob Silverman is truly a pioneer in the area of lemon law/breach of warranty. He has worked to advance the law to the great benefit of consumers. Due to his proven expertise, he has appeared in front page New York Times articles on lemon law and in nationally televised TV stories on lemon law issues. Bob is also one of the most tenacious negotiators on behalf of consumers that I have met in my career. I endorse Bob Silverman in the areas of lemon law and breach of warranty."
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"“I’ve known and worked with Bob Silverman for decades and I can tell you he is a passionate, tenacious bulldog for automotive consumer issues. It’s my pleasure to endorse him.”"

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Ambler Lemon law Lawyer Robert M. Silverman
Robert M. Silverman
Lemon law Attorney
Ambler, PA
Licensed for 34 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009. See details