A former president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Silver currently serves on its board and co-chairs its Medical Malpractice Committee. He is also past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a prestigious organization of Connecticut plaintiff and defense trial attorneys.
Mr. Silver has taught trial practice at Yale Law School and is on the advisory board of the Quinnipiac Law School. He has served as chairman of the Judicial Selection Commission, which is charged with the selection of new judges and reappointment of sitting judges. He has also served as a case evaluator for other attorneys’ cases on behalf of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Silver has served as a special master for the federal and state courts in Connecticut.
He has authored numerous articles and lectured extensively for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association on medical malpractice, proving damages, products liability, structured settlements, business torts and commercial litigation.
In 2008, Mr. Silver, together with his partner, Angelo Ziotas, obtained the largest jury verdict at that time in a medical malpractice action in Connecticut history when a Stamford jury awarded his clients $38.5 million to compensate a young boy who suffered severe neurological injuries during childbirth.
Mr. Silver has accomplished many significant and groundbreaking results for his clients. He was trial counsel in the case of Katsetos v. Nolan, a decision affirmed by the Connecticut Supreme Court, which, at the time, was the highest death verdict in the state of Connecticut. The Katsetos case is frequently cited as authority in medical malpractice cases.
A number of years later, Mr. Silver won a $3.6 million verdict in Pisel v. Stamford Hospital, the first verdict greater than $1 million in the state of Connecticut. He routinely obtains some of the largest jury verdicts and settlements in Connecticut, including the following:
Mr. Silver has also obtained many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who have been severely injured in serious accidents. He was lead counsel, for example, in the Mianus River Bridge collapse cases.
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