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Silver Inducted as Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers

On October 22, 2007 by Schnader in Litigation

Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


October 22, 2007 – Philadelphia, PA: Schnader attorney Samuel W. Silver has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.  The induction ceremony at which Mr. Silver became a Fellow took place at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the college held recently in Denver, Colorado.

“We could not be more proud of Sam,” said Chairman Ralph Wellington.  “This wonderful honor only serves to confirm what has been known to so many of us for so long – that Sam is a dedicated, top-notch trial lawyer who gets positive results for our clients and who is well-respected among his peers.”

Founded in 1950, the college is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.  Members are considered to have mastered the art of advocacy, with professional careers marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality.  Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, and requires that an attorney be actively engaged in trial work as their principal activity for a minimum of 15 years.

Membership in the college cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.  The college strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession.  Qualified lawyers are called to the Fellowship in the college from all branches of trial practice, both those who represent plaintiffs and those that represent defendants in civil matters, as well as those who prosecute and those who defend individuals accused of crime.  Because of this diversity in its membership, the college is able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice. 

Mr. Silver is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and the immediate past chair of the Litigation Department. A commercial litigator who has tried to verdict a variety of cases, his practice concentrates on representing global manufacturers of products in litigation and product safety matters. He has litigated disputes about intellectual property, health care, securities, banking and insurance coverage, and more.  He also has extensive experience representing members of the equestrian sport, including some of the nation’s top equestrians.  Mr. Silver is deeply committed to pro bono work, capital case representation in particular.  His pro bono accomplishments include successful retrials of two separate death-condemned inmates before juries, with both cases resulting in unanimous verdicts for the defense.  His full biography can be viewed here at

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