Dedicated. Experienced. Passionate. Fighting for the rights of the injured and disabled of Colorado since 1977
Since 1977, we have been representing the injured and disabled of Colorado. We are experienced trial lawyers, handling most personal injury claims including auto accidents, premises liability, insurance disputes and disability matters, including long term and short term disability, and claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). But our dedication and experience to work for you. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis.
He is a graduate of Canisius College (honors in History, and International Affairs) and Rutgers University School of Law (1993). He has worked for a United States District Court Judge and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in its criminal and Organized Crime Divisions. He has been successful as sole trial counsel and also before appellate courts. Tom’s record in jury trial includes verdicts for our clients of $640,000.00 (motorcycle accident), $160,000.00 (auto accident). Recently his advocacy on appeal preserved a $470,000.00 judgment that he had won in Adams County in a slip and fall case. Tom has also obtained millions of dollars in quiet, confidential settlement for our clients, and has received a rating of 4.4 of 5 from the Martindale-Hubble peer review process (Distinguished) and 4.8 of 5 (Preeminent) based on client surveys. Tom has handled cases all over Colorado, from trials in the Denver Metro area (Denver, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Boulder, Lakewood, Littleton, Thorton and Broomfield) to the mountains.
Steve Silvern, the founder of Silvern & Bulger, P.C., won prestigious academic awards in college at Cal-Berkley including Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and graduated from UCLA law School where he was named Rosco Pound Advocate in 1972. However, instead of going to work for a large corporate law firm or the government, Steve was determined to use his education to help regular people. He left California for Colorado in 1973 and gained experience in a small law firm and a non-profit voting rights organization, before starting this law firm in January, 1977.
Originally opened as the Silvern Legal Clinic (and then Silvern Law Office, P.C. and now Silvern & Bulger, P.C.) Steve has been involved as co-counsel in winning large trial verdicts in high-profile cases but is equally proud of the thousands of quiet, fair settlements he and his partners have achieved for our clients. He is most proud of the result in Nasca v. State Farm, where we established the national precedent that arbitrators who decide insurance claims must disclose their business relationships with the insurance company. Steve has dedicated himself to fight injustice in Colorado, including abuses by insurance companies and fraud (and we have been designated as Verified Consumer Fraud attorneys) by LawInfo.com, and is highly rated by both peers and clients.
Areas of Practice:
Insurance Bad Faith
University of California Law School, 1973 – J.D.
University of California, 1963 – B.A. Cum Laude
Honors and Awards:
Phi Beta Kappa, Woodrow Wilson
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Rosco Pound Advocate