Lawyer Category: Tort: Personal Injury, Product and Medical Liability
Mr. Silver and his wife founded Silver & Silver in 1981. Mike was one of the first attorneys in the nation to concentrate his practice in disability law. After serving as the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) Regional Representative for the Third Circuit, as well as National Secretary and Treasurer, in 1990 Mike was elected President of the 4,300-member group. In addition to lecturing on disability law to the medical, legal, and insurance communities, Mike has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Social Security Subcommittee, advocating for ways to make the disability system more equitable. Mr. Silver founded and chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Disability Law Committee from its inception in 1995 through 2004.
One of Mike’s proudest accomplishments was in involvement in enacting legislation in the PA legislature to provide disabled individuals access to their medical records for a modest cost. Prior to this legislation, record copying costs by medical providers were unregulated, often charging the disabled community hundreds of dollars for duplication of hospital and physician records necessary to prove their disabling conditions before the Social Security Administration. After a three-year battle to get the law passed, it required that all medical providers in PA would be required to release their records for the sum of $18.00 plus postage. As of 2015, the cost is less than $27.80, plus the cost of postage. This law has provided disabled individuals access to their records for a price almost all can afford.
After volunteering for the Arthritis Foundation and serving as its first Advocacy Chair, Mr. Silver was elected Chairman of the Arthritis Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors and served from 2002 – 2005. He currently serves as its Advocacy Chair, and Chair of the Jingle Bell Run. Mr. Silver is the immediate Past Chair of the Ardmore Initiative, a Business District Authority. He was selected as Main Line Today Magazine’s Person of the Year (2004) and has served as President of the Ardmore Rotary Club.
Mr. Silver was recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as the only Super Lawyer in the disability field in Southeastern Pennsylvania for 2005 – 2013. Mike is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey State as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mike is also admitted to practice disability law throughout the country. Read about why Mike is a disability lawyer.
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