Steven D. Silverman
Silverman Thompson Slutkin White
Steven D. Silverman is the managing partner of Silverman Thompson Slutkin White with more than 20 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the region. He is recognized as one of the most able trial lawyers in Maryland, and has enjoyed an extraordinary record of success.
Silverman focuses primarily on complex civil litigation and appeals, as well as high-profile criminal litigation.
In 2014, Silverman filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League on behalf of over 1300 former players alleging that the NFL regularly obtained and administered narcotics and other prescription medications illegally. Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that the NFL administered the drugs without prescriptions and without providing informed consent in an effort to speed players’ recovery and return them to the field. The lawsuit spawned a still ongoing investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Department of Justice, which included an unprecedented game-day raid of visiting NFL team doctors.
The firm also is co-lead class counsel in a lawsuit brought by former National Hockey League players accusing the league of not doing enough to protect players from concussions. In 2013, the firm became the first to file a case of that kind in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of 100 ex-NHL players.
Since 1991, Silverman has represented thousands of criminal clients in courts throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. He has not lost a jury trial in any criminal matter in two decades.
Although he established himself as a criminal defense attorney early in his career, Silverman also has served as lead counsel in numerous complex civil jury trials in state and federal courts.