Joshua M. Silverman graduated law school from the University of Michigan with a BA in Economics in 1997 and University of Florida in 2001, and was admitted to the Florida Bar later in 2001. Mr. Silverman began his legal career at the State Attorney’s Office where he worked prosecuting criminal activity with a focus on domestic violence, child abuse and sex-based offenses. At the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Silverman gained extensive litigation experience.
In 2007, Mr. Silverman began working in private practice where he continued to work in criminal law as a defense attorney. The knowledge that Mr. Silverman gained as a prosecutor, has allowed him to represent defendants regardless of the seriousness of the charge. Mr. Silverman has represented individuals charged with everything from simple misdemeanor charges to homicide.
In private practice, Mr. Silverman also began representing individuals in family law matters. Mr. Silverman is well prepared to aggressively fight for his client’s position in court. Mr. Silverman has handled numerous cases involving dissolution of marriage, paternity actions, relocation cases, child support and alimony cases and modification cases related to these actions.
Mr. Silverman has also used his experience to benefit the law school by coaching the University of Florida College of Law Trial Team. Under Mr. Silverman’s guidance, his trial team won the National Championship in 2008. Mr. Silverman has also been a lecturer to law enforcement officers and corrections personnel and has served as a faculty lecturer at the Gerald Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program.
Mr. Silverman believes that each and every client has a unique set of circumstances that he strives to understand in order to effectively represent that client in court. While the legal process has some similarities, each client’s case will be handled individually and special care will be given to each of Mr. Silverman’s cases.
In his free time, Mr. Silverman is typically working on his client’s cases.