Lawrence M. Silverman

Larry’s practice concentrates on all areas of insurance litigation, including catastrophic damage cases arising out of alleged product defects and aviation matters, employment, executive and professional liability, and medical malpractice. Larry has tried dozens of cases before juries on behalf of primary insurers, including complex professional negligence suits, product liability, aviation, trucking, and bad faith claims as well as general negligence matters and complex coverage disputes spanning the spectrum of coverage litigation. He has further defended hundreds of other claims without the need for trial.

Larry serves on several committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association, including the Professional Guidance Committee, of which he is a former Co-Chair. He also served as a member of Governor-Elect Rendell's Medical Malpractice Task Force and has served as counsel to the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society.

Larry is a founding member of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, where he currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee. Since 2004, the Interfaith Center has worked to engender reconciliation, mutual trust, and common action across religious communities and to promote cross-cultural and multi-faith education, dialogue, and collaborative endeavors and today is partnered with more than 150 local religious congregations and institutions and two dozen civic and service organizations. Larry also serves as President of the Brandywine Valley Australian Shepherd Club, where he participates in dog agility and herding competitions with his Australian Shepherd, Tinker.


  • Temple University School of Law, JD, 1973; Temple Law Quarterly, editor
  • Temple University, BA, 1970


  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Courts: Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals: Third Circuit

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel