Ed Silverman is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has been included among San Diego appellate attorneys honored by SuperLawyers® every year since 2008. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal appellate courts in the State of California, as well as the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
Ed graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1977, having received his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Michigan.
After law school, Ed clerked for a federal district judge in San Diego for two years and then worked in the San Diego office of a large international law firm for five years, where he represented clients in complex commercial litigation. For the next 16 years, Ed was a trial and appellate attorney with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. He first litigated commercial disputes in the trial courts, ultimately focusing on civil appeals and writs. In 2003, he joined five of his former Procopio partners at Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP, where he continues to focus on appellate work in the state and federal courts. He represents parties and advising trial counsel on appellate matters in commercial law, family law, bankruptcy law, probate law, and civil procedure.
Ed is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, receiving its prestigious Huffman Award in recognition of professional and academic achievement in 2011. In acknowledgement of the pro bono legal services he has provided to the indigent, Ed received the California State Bar’s Wiley Manuel Award on 11 occasions and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Distinguished Service Award in 1998. He has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985.
UCLA School of Law; Juris Doctor, 1977
University of Michigan, A.B. with High Distinction, 1974
Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Ed is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in appellate law. His practice encompasses all aspects of appellate proceedings in federal and state courts, as well as complex pre-trial and post-trial motions in the trial courts.
Partner, Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP
2003 to present
Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Associate, Rogers & Wells, San Diego
Law Clerk to the Honorable Leland C. Nielsen, U.S. District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1977 to 1979
Extern to the Honorable Wade H. McCree, Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Advisor, University of San Diego School of Law
Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team
2006 to 2013
VIS International Arbitration Moot Court Team
2007 to 2010
Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
2010 to 2014
Adjunct Professor, California Western School of Law
HONORS AND AWARDS