Hofstra Law alumnus Hon. George J. Silver ’83 has succeeded Hon. Fern Fisher as New York State’s Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts. He was appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, with the approval of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, after Judge Fisher had announced that she would be retiring in June.
Judge Silver began his judicial career in January 2005, following his election to New York City’s Civil Court. He served on the Civil Court’s Kings County bench until April 2009 and was later assigned to New York City Family Court in the Bronx.
He was designated an acting Supreme Court Justice in January 2010, assigned to State Supreme Court in New York County, where he reduced the rapidly growing inventory of cases in the Court’s Motor Vehicle Part.
He was elected to the State Supreme Court bench in November 2013, continuing his service in New York County, most recently handling matrimonial cases, supervising an inventory of medical malpractice cases tagged for early settlement and presiding over a newly created mediation part, among other responsibilities.
Before becoming a judge, Judge Silver was a partner in Silver & Santo LLP, a law firm specializing in personal injury, maritime and commercial matters. He also holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.
Read more about Judge Silver’s appointment in a story on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website.