Mr. Silverman is the managing partner of Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White with over twenty years of litigation experience. He has represented countless NFL, MLB, and NBA players in state and federal court, and is currently a lead counsel in the NHL concussion class action. Mr. Silverman has been recognized as one of the Top 10 trial lawyers in the Northeast United States. He has extensive media experience in high-profile cases having appeared on ESPN Sports Center, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, BBC Worldwide, and the Dr. Phil Show, to name a few.
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Mr. Owens was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Rams (9th overall) out of the University of Michigan in the 1981 NFL draft. He played for the Rams for 10 seasons before retiring and pursuing his law degree. Mr. Owens is now a partner at the California law firm of Namanny, Byrne and Owens and has a national practice in representing former professional athletes in workers’ compensation, sports law, and sports injuries and disability benefits. As a former NFL player and attorney dedicated to helping disabled NFL veterans, Mr. Owens brings unparalleled qualifications to our legal team.
Steve Grygiel, a 1986 graduate of Harvard Law School, focuses on representing plaintiffs in high-profile, national class action cases Mr. Grygiel is one of two Co-Lead Counsel in the Multi-District Litigation major internet privacy case In re Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation and one of three Co-Lead Counsel in another major internet privacy rights Multi-District Litigiation case, In re Google, Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation. He was one of his firm’s two trial counsel, in In re New York Stock Exchange/Archipelago Merger Litigation., in which NYSE seatholders successfully challenged the NYSE’s valuation of their interests. Mr. Grygiel litigated In re Sprint Corp. Shareholders Litigation., resulting in a $57.5 MM settlement., In re Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Sec. Litigation.¸ which produced a $400 MM settlement. and worked on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the MDL In re : Vytorin/Zetia Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, which settled for a total of $41,500,000.
Mr. Slutkin is an experienced trial lawyer concentrating his practice on complex civil litigation involving catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law, and has been named a “Top Rated Lawyer” in personal injury law and in medical malpractice by US News and World Report and Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Slutkin regularly obtains million-dollar plus settlements and verdicts for his clients, including a $276 million fraud verdict against First Union National Bank, and a $125 million recovery against Ernst & Young accounting firm. He currently serves on the lead counsel committee on multiple class action matters.
Mr. Sinclair earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Virginia School of Law, and has practiced in state and federal courts in California, Georgia, Maryland and Washington D.C.. Mr. Sinclair has been counsel on several class actions, involving personal injury and product liability. He is a former law clerk to a United states District Court Judge, and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Mr. Closius is a former Dean of two national law schools. He is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and Columbia University School of Law. He has represented professional athletes for several decades, teaches sports law, and has been published on the topic in several law reviews.
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The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy retired from Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals of Maryland to join Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White in 2011. He focuses on alternative dispute resolution and provides appellate and litigation consultation. Judge Murphy is considered a foremost expert in civil procedure, appellate advocacy and has published several treatises on evidence.