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Steven Donald Silverman

Litigation Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 31 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2002
    Administratively Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Mr. Silverman accepts a select number of civil matters to litigate each year. He has won multi-million dollar verdicts against some of the largest corporations in America on behalf of clients. He is also regularly retained by business clients to litigate or defend significant "bet the company" type cases. He has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of civil litigation from 2006-present.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Mr. Silverman has represented thousands of criminal defendants in Maryland state and federal courts since 1991. Has not lost the top count of a criminal jury trial in over a decade. Represents several high profile clients including an acquittal of former heavy weight champion Riddick Bowe.

    32 years, 7,000 cases

Steven D. Silverman is the managing partner of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, an AV rated law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Silverman  is rated as one of the top 10 lawyers on the east coast, top 100 trial lawyers in Maryland and has been recognized by his peers as a Maryland Super Lawyer from 2006-2014.  He regularly  handles high-profile cases across the United States. 

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Steve Silverman appears on Dr. Phil show in defense of his client, a cult victim accused of 1st degree murder.
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Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC
201 North Charles Street
Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD, 21201-4109


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Posted by LTS | February 22, 2012
Great business advisor
My company has used Mr. Silverman and his team for over 10 years. He is a trusted business advisor and strategist. We appreciate his ability to view the agreements from the point of an experienced litigator. With this skill, our agreements are more defined and less likely to be challenged. This has proven invaluable over the many years!
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Posted by Mike | October 19, 2009
Complex Civil Litigation
Steve is by far the most intelligent lawyer that I have ever hired. His detailed planning, court room demeanor and precise execution is key to winning cases.
Posted by Kirk Huddles | October 19, 2009
Top Lawyer I've ever used
Steve Silverman is simply the best lawyer you can use, period. He is a brilliant strategist who is equipped to handle any size issue and solve your problems.


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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Law Clerk-Civil Litigation Division
  • Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Richmond
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • State v. In Su Lim
  • Indictment Dismissed
  • State v. E. Miller
  • Dismissal of Adult Criminal Charges
  • Felicia Wilson, et al. v. Bowling Brook Preparatory School Inc., et al.
  • Confidential Settlement
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  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2014
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2014
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Fellow-Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2014
  • Top Northeast Lawyers-Top 10 Criminal
  • Arrive Magazine
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Student Symposium
  • Interview Techniques for Law Student
  • 2009
  • First Year Student Orientation
  • Professional Advice from an Experienced Practitioner
  • 2009
  • Maryland State Bar Association Lecture
  • Lecture
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you want an expereinced and fearless lawyer Steve is your guy. The best endorsement that any lawyer can give in my opinion is to say that if I were in trouble I would hire Steve in a heart beat."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a smart guy who is super well connected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Friend
"Steve is a great lawyer in so many areas. He is the type of lawyer you would want if you are facing serious trouble. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense