Richard A. Silver

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Stamford, CT

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
 | 184 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-4491
Fax: 203-325-3769
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1960
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP in Stamford, CT, has long been recognized as a leader of the litigation bar in the state of Connecticut and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America under Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Litigation for the last 25 years.  Mr. Silver has been included in Connecticut Super Lawyers since its inception. He has appeared numerous times on Court TV and other media outlets to comment on important issues involving civil litigation.

    Representing clients from Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford counties, he focuses his practice on medical malpractice, complex civil litigation, product liability, personal injury claims, wrongful death, birth injuries, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

    Mr. Silver received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Admitted to practice in Connecticut, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Former president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Assocation and a member of its board of governors, Mr. Silver also serves as a chair of its Medical Malpractice Committee. He has served as the president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been the chair of Connecticut's Judicial Selection Commission.

    Aside from teaching trial practice at Yale Law School from 1978 to 1984 and being on the advisory board of the Quinnipiac University School of Law since 1982, Mr. Silver is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Association for Justice. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America* and has received an AV Preeminent** rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

    *The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

    **AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Richard Silver

    Admitted: 1960, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage:


    • New York Magazine - listed in “The New York Area’s Best Lawyers,” 2006-Present
    • Connecticut Law Tribune — Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019
    • SilverSource — 2019 Honoree
    • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine, 2006-Present
    • Avvo Rating of 10/10 (Superb)
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, Hon. Doctor of Laws
    • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers, "The Top 10 Lawyers in Connecticut," Connecticut Magazine, 2007-2013
    • Fairfield County Bar Association –Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award, 2017
    • The Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice), 1987-Present
    • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003
    • AV Preeminent** rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Connecticut Chapter
    • Member, The American Association for Justice, 1993 - Present
    • President, Board of Governors, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee
    • Member, The American Law Institute, 1992 - Present
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
    • President, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1992
    • Chairman, Judicial Selection Commission, State of Connecticut, 1992 - 1995
    • Adjunct, Trial Practice, Yale Law School, 1978 - 1984

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Authored numerous articles and lectured extensively for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association on medical malpractice, proving damages, products liability, structured settlements, business torts and commercial litigation
    • "Preparing Birth Injury Case Prior to Expert Review of Causation," Connecticut Law Tribune
    • "Million Dollar Arguments," Professional Techniques Library-Pisel v. Stamford Hospital


    • A $10 million settlement for his clients in a medical malpractice case involving a misdiagnosis and resulting in brain damage of an infant
    • A $13.2 million settlement for his clients in a medical malpractice case involving a 35-year-old woman with three children who sustained brain damage during a routine tubal ligation procedure
    • An $11.8 million settlement for a 49-year-old father of three young children who suffered brain damage in a motor vehicle accident
    • A $16.7 million settlement for his clients in a medical malpractice case resulting in permanent brain damage of a woman as a result of an anesthesiologist's failure to properly monitor vital signs during the cesarean section delivery of her first child
    • Obtained many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who have been severely injured in serious accidents.
    • The largest jury verdict at that time in a medical malpractice action in Connecticut history when a Stamford jury awarded his clients $38.5 million in 2008 to compensate a young boy who suffered severe neurological injuries during childbirth.
    • A $9 million settlement for his clients in a medical malpractice case involving birth trauma
    • A $5 million verdict to a cancer patient and her husband for her doctor's failure to warn her she had an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer


    • Husband of coma victim wins justice award, July 2012
    • Norwalk woman dies, spent 9 years in coma, April 2012
    • Court Upholds $5 Million Malpractice Verdict, August 2012

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
    • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, Hon. Doctor of Laws
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    Office Location for Richard A. Silver

    184 Atlantic Street
    Stamford, CT 06901

    Phone: 203-325-4491

    Fax: 203-325-3769

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