Samuel W. Silver is a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. Sam, a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, formerly served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. While Sam’s practice has focused in several substantive areas, he is best known as a go-to trial lawyer who can and will take any matter into a courtroom. In addition to handling his caseload, Sam is regularly asked to teach on trial-related issues. Sam is also widely known for his often-high-profile pro bono cases, which have included several capital and non-capital homicide cases.
A commercial litigator, Sam has tried to verdict a variety of cases; he concentrates on representing global manufacturers of products in litigation and product safety matters. He has litigated disputes about intellectual property, healthcare, securities, banking and insurance coverage and more. He has also litigated restrictive covenants and theft of trade secrets claims in the context of departing employees. Sam has extensive experience representing members of the equestrian sport in a wide variety of matters.
Sam is committed to pro bono work and capital case representation in particular. His accomplishments include successful retrials of two separate death-condemned inmates before juries, both cases resulting in unanimous verdicts for the defense. In its piece on the Anthony Wright case, Rolling Stone called Sam a “powerhouse trial attorney.”
His work also includes serving as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and teaching trial advocacy and other courses for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).