Founding partner Joshua Silverman is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville and an experienced former prosecutor with the Florida State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville. Mr. Silverman brings a wide variety of legal experience to the firm, having worked extensively during his five years as a state prosecutor in the areas of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual offenses. In addition, he handled various criminal matters ranging from routine crimes to more serious misdemeanors and felonies, such as cases involving DUIs and homicides.
As an experienced litigator, Mr. Silverman’s expertise has been widely recognized both by his peers and clients. He served as an Executive Board Member from July 1, 2008 to 2012 for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Eighth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Silverman is a Barrister with the James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inns of Court in Gainesville, which attained platinum level in 2012-2103 for its successes in that year’s Achieving Excellence program. The American Inns of Court is a voluntary professional organization whose goal is to foster excellence in the legal community. Mr. Silverman’s expertise is further recognized by organizations that rate the legal community. He currently has the highest possible 10.0 Superb rating with Avvo, an online site that provides information and ratings about attorneys. The rating is calculated based on background data from public records, published sources on the Internet, and information from lawyers themselves and reflects the attorney's experience, professional achievements, as well as any disciplinary sanctions. Furthermore, Mr. Silverman has a client rating of 5 out of 5, which is considered Preeminent, by Martindale Hubbell, the leading nationwide legal directory.
Education, Honors, and Academic Achievements
- University of Florida College of Law 2001
- University of Michigan, BA - Economics, 1997
- State Courts: Florida
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Affiliations
- 10.0 Superb rating with Avvo
- Barrister with James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inns of Court in Gainesville
- 5 out 5 by Martindale Hubbell