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The Honorable B. Scott Silverman

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 018 (website)

Court Info

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 018 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (213) 633-0518

Biography

The Hon. B. Scott Silverman is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008.

Judge Silverman graduated with honors with his B.A. in history from Stanford University in 1971. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1975. He graduated from law school number one in his class. During law school, he was a member of the Thurston Honor Society.

After graduating from law school, he clerked for Associate Justice Ramond L. Sulivan with the California Supreme Court from 1975-1977. After his clerkship, Judge Silverman joined the law firm of Morrison and Foerster, LLP in their San Francisco office as an associate in that same year. In 1985 he was named a partner for the firm and moved to their Los Angeles office. He remained with the firm until 2007 when he was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court as a court commissioner.

During his time on the bench, Judge Silverman has served on several committees that have included the Los Angeles County Superior Court Access & Fairness Committee, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court Community Outreach Committee.

Judge Silverman, a native Californian, is an avid lecturer and accomplished writer. He is the recipient of the Racial Justice Award from the ACLU of Southern California for his work involving a workplace discrimination lawsuit.

He enjoys reading and playing golf.

Education

J.D. from University of California Hastings College of Law (1975) (Graduated first in his class)

B.A. from Stanford University (1971) (History, with honors - member of the Thurston Honor Society)

Career

Court Commissioner at Superior Court of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles County, California (2007 to 2008)

Lawyer at Morrison and Foerster, LLP in San Francisco County, California (1977 to 1985)

Clerk at Associate Justice Raymond L. Sullivan, California Supreme Court (1975 to 1977)

Partner at Morrison and Foerster, LLP in Los Angeles County, California (1985 to 2007)

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