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I want to make it expensive for nursing homes to provide bad care!

Josh Silverman founded the Silverman Law Firm in January 2013.  He was previously a partner at Williamson Petty LC (previously called Williamson & Lavecchia, LC).  Being a solo practitioner gives Josh the flexibility to carefully select his cases and to give each client individualized attention through all aspects of the case from the initial interview through trial.

Josh focuses his practice on complex civil litigation including nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile and trucking accidents, and personal injury law.

Josh is a member of the American Association for Justice's Nursing Home Litigation Group. He serves on the Board of Governor's for the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association and he is the past President of the Long Term Care Litigation Section. Josh is a former editor of The Journal which is published by the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association and he has published several articles in The Journal. Josh regularly volunteers his time at the Virginia Legal Aid Society and provides pro-bono representation as needed for the Legal Information Network for Cancer.  Josh has lectured to thousands of Richmond, Virginia high school students regarding the legal consequences of drunk driving.

Josh is an "AV" rated lawyer which is the highest peer review rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell attorney listing service. An "AV" rating identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from other lawyers and judges.  Additionally, Josh is recognized in Virginia Super Lawyers.  


Practice Areas

Examples of Types of Cases Litigated:

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, OH, 1998
  • American University, Washington, DC, 1995 B.A. International Studies

Professional Honors & Activities

Honors:

  • Eagle Scout, 1990
  • Listed in Virginia SuperLawyers 
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)
  • Avvo rated 10.0

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Volunteer for Legal Aid of Central Virginia
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer

Published Opinions:

  • Centra Health, Inc. v. Mullins, 277 Va. 59, 670 S.E.2d 708 (2009) (amicus curiae)
  • Riverside Hospital, Inc. v. Johnson , 272 Va. 518, 636 S.E.2d 416 (2006) (amicus curiae)
  • Chandler v. Graffeo, 268 Va. 673, 604 S.E.2d 1 (2004) (amicus curiae brief)
  • Bates v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 267 Va. 387, 593 S.E.2d 250 (2004) (amicus curiae brief)

Past/Present Affiliations:

Publications

  • Medical Malpractice Legislative Update, JOURNAL OF THE VIRGINIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, Winter 2005.
  • Spoliation of Evidence: Rights and Remedies, JOURNAL OF THE VIRGINIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, Fall 2004, Vol. 16, No. 4, pg. 10.
  • Reliance Update, JOURNAL OF THE VIRGINIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, Spring 2003, Vol. 15, No. 2, pg. 2.
  • The Defendant’s Insurance Company is Insolvent: What Remains of the Plaintiff’s Claim?, JOURNAL OF THE VIRGINIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, Fall 2001, Vol. 13, No. 4, pg. 8.
  • 8th Annual Wound Care Symposium: Mid Atlantic Wound Care Conference: “Pressure Sores and the Law”, October 15, 1999. (Co-authored with Thomas W. Williamson, Jr., Presented by Thomas W. Williamson, Jr.)
  • VTLA Convention, "Piercing the Armor: Approaches to Managed Care Liability," March 25, 1999. (Co-authored with Thomas W. Williamson, Jr., Presented by Thomas W. Williamson, Jr.)

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Medical Malpractice

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Defective Products

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Presentations & Speeches

  • "Ethics for the Trial Lawyer," Topics: Ethical Considerations in Settlement Negotiations and Technology in Law Practices; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, September 18, 2016. 
  • "Standing on Ethical Ground," NBI Seminar, Richmond, Virginia, August 26, 206.
  • "Damages in Personal Injury Cases," NBI Seminar, Richmond, Virginia. August 26, 2016.
  • "ERISA Liens: Montanile & Our Ethical Obligations," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, April 20, 2016.
  • Ethics for the Trial Lawyer - Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2015.
  • "Treatment of Medical Liens," NBI Seminar, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 15, 2011.
  • "Subrogation Liens in Detail," NBI Seminar, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 15, 2011.
  • "Ethics," NBI Seminar, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 15, 2011.
  • "Informal Discovery," VTLA Long Term Care CLE, Richmond, Virginia, February 26, 2010.
  • "Certificates of Merit," VTLA Long Term Care CLE, Richmond, Virginia, February 26, 2010.
  • "Beyond the Obvious: Security IS your Business," Retail Merchants Association, Richmond, Virginia, April 28, 2009.
  • "Legal Rights and Remedies for Nursing Home Residents" TRIAD Seminar, Madison, Virginia, March 19, 2009.
  • "How Discovery is Being Impacted By Case Law and Rule Change," Paralegal Litigation Seminar, Richmond, Virginia, May 2008.
  • "Project Management Skills - Best Practices to Maximize Opportunities and Contain Costs," Paralegal Litigation Seminar, Richmond, Virginia, May 2008.
  • “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Application.” Richmond, Va. October 23, 2007.
  • "Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish" (presented Statutes that Affect Liability Evaluation and Ethical Considerations for the Plaintiff's Attorney). Richmond, Va. June 20, 2006 and Norfolk, Va. June 29, 2006.
  • Virginia Road To Justice - Drunk driving prevention program presented to over 1000 high school students in central Virginia.

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By opening the Silverman Law Firm, I am able to carefully select cases where I can provide clients my undivided, individualized attention.

Josh Silverman

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