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Steven D. Silverman

Managing Partner
Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

With more than 30 years of experience practicing law, Steven D. Silverman, managing partner at Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White, is recognized as one of the best trial lawyers and negotiators in Maryland.

Silverman has represented thousands of criminal clients, including some of the most high-profile cases of well-known politicians, state leaders and sports figures. He has not lost a jury trial in any criminal matter in more than two decades.  He is also regarded highly in civil litigation and appeals.

Silverman is consistently recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Maryland by The American Association of Trial Lawyers and was named as of the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in the Northeast. His trial skills earned him the U.S. News Best Lawyer in America for civil litigation in 2021.

He has been appointed by Federal Courts as lead or co-lead in national class action lawsuits, including the NHL’s concussion mitigation and the NFL’s painkiller litigation.

What’s the most important thing you do in your job?

I have a keen understanding of people’s strengths and weakness, starting with my own limitations. So my most important responsibility is putting the right spokes in the wheel to staff a particular case and best serve our clients.

What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?

I always say that criminal lawyers are civil, and civil lawyers are criminal. I wish lawyers who are simply fighting over money would turn down the temperature and rhetoric, and generally behave more professionally. The truth does matter.