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Hon. Harvey A. Silberman

LASC, Pasadena Courthouse
About/Bio

Judge Silberman is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He received his JD/MA from the University of Southern California where, upon graduation, he was a recipient of the Shattuck Award for outstanding potential in the legal field. 

Judge Silberman was the first staff attorney hired by AIDS Project Los Angeles during the height of the AIDS pandemic. After working there for three years he became an associate at a large family law firm in the San Gabriel Valley. After six years with the firm, he returned to public interest work and became the supervising attorney for the

family law/domestic violence unit at Neighborhood Legal Services in Los Angeles. He was with Neighborhood Legal Services for six years. Judge Silberman also taught family law for four years at the University of Southern California Law School.

Judge Silberman took the bench in 2004, first as a commissioner and then as a judge. He has spent his entire eighteen-year tenure on the bench in the family law division. He has won judge of the year honors from various bar associations as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This spring, the Inn of Court will be honoring him as Judge of the Year. He has served on the executive committee of Los Angeles Superior Court and been a board member for the California section of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts as well as a board member for the San Fernando Valley Legal Foundation.

For the last ten years, Judge Silberman has sat in Department L in Pasadena. Prior to that, he sat for eight years at Stanley Mosk.

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