Steven Silverman

Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White
201 N. Charles Street
Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21201

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Internet Crimes
  • Sports/ Entertainment Law


J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1991

B.A., University of Richmond, 1988


State of Maryland, 1991

United States District Court, District of Maryland, 1994

District of Columbia, 2002


1991-1994 Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore City, Felony Narcotics Division

1989-1991 Law Clerk, Office of the Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division


2007 Named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Maryland
         by the American Association of Trial Lawyers

2006 Appointed to serve on Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's
         Transition Committee

2007,2008 Selected by Law and Politics as a Maryland Super Lawyer

2005 Appointed to Commission on Judicial Disabilities (4 year term)

2000-2007 Selected to Who's Who of American Law

1997-2008 Selected to Million Dollar Advocate's Forum


Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association

Maryland Trial Lawyers Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association for Baltimore City


Mr. Silverman is the managing partner of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White. His practice is primarily devoted to the litigation of civil and criminal cases in State and Federal Courts. He is a native of Baltimore and graduate of St. Paul's School for Boys.

Since 1991, Mr. Silverman has represented over five thousand criminal defendants, and has been lead counsel in scores of complex civil jury trials. He has not lost a jury trial in any criminal matter in over a decade.
In recent years he has focused on a select number of  high-profile cases while serving as the firm's managing partner.


After a clerkship with the Civil Litigation Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Mr. Silverman was appointed to the position of Assistant Public Defender, Felony Narcotics Division, Baltimore City, Maryland from 1991-1994. At this position, he honed his trial skills by appearing in court on a daily basis for nearly four years.

Since entering private practice in 1995, Mr. Silverman's practice covers what he describes as "a never ending mix of interesting clients and challenging cases". The breadth of his practice includes cases of local, national and international importance. Some cases of note include the representation of victims of the 1995 catastrophic Amtrak/ CSX collision in Chase, Maryland, co-counsel in the federal civil rights action by a police sergeant which led to the fall of the Baltimore City Police Commissioner in 1998, representation of former undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe in numerous matters including a 2003 acquittal in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He recently represented the largest European investment fund in the billion dollar Class Action Securities Fraud case In Re: Royal Ahold. In addition, he has obtained multi-million dollar results against some of the world's largest corporations and insurance companies.

Mr. Silverman's cases have been reported in the international media and he has served as a legal consultant for the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun the Maryland Daily Record and the Baltimore-NBC affiliate. He has been invited by the Bar Association to lecture before colleagues and has served as a member of the Judicial Selections Committee. His biography has been selected for annual publication in Who's Who of American Law and the National Registry of Who's Who Professionals and Executives. He also earned selection to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing lawyers who have obtained a civil jury verdict in excess of one million dollars.

In 2005 Mr. Silverman was appointed to a four year term by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and confirmed by the Maryland Senate to one of three statewide attorney positions on the Commission on Judicial Disabilities. The Commission is empowered to investigate complaints, conduct hearings and impose sanctions against Maryland judges.

In 2007 and 2008 Mr. Silverman was named by his peers as a Maryland Super Lawyer which recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in the state. Also in 2006, Mr. Silverman was appointed by Maryland Attorney General-Elect Douglas F. Gansler to serve on his Transition Committee. In 2007 Mr. Silverman was named by The American Association of Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Maryland.