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Ellie A. Silverman

Senior Associate

Ellie Silverman is an experienced civil rights litigator with an extensive background in Personal Injury. She brings passion, creativity and heart to every argument as she advocates for inmates and any other injured victim who have not received their just compensation under the law.

She maintains focus on bringing attention and awareness to the injustices that continue to occur on the streets of our neighborhoods, within the prison walls or police precincts. Further, with her background in Personal Injury, she has litigated hundreds of automobile and slip/trip and fall cases with serious injuries resulting in noteworthy settlements and verdicts.

Ellie’s mission is to continue to fight against defendants’ apathetic stance on the inhumane and inappropriate treatment that is bestowed on members of our community, whether by personal injury or civil rights, who are often overlooked and almost always ignored in our disproportionate criminal and civil justice systems.

  • Bar Admissions

    New York

    New Jersey

    Pennsylvania

    United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

    United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • Education

    Touro Law, J.D.

    University of Maryland, double B.A. in Criminal Justice and Communications

  • Awards and Honors

    National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) – Top Ten Attorney

  • Professional Affiliations

    New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association (NYSTLA)

    National Lawyer’s Guild- (NLG) – New York Chapter

    National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)

    Federal Bar Association (FBA)

  • Representative Cases and Settlements of Note

    Frost v. New York City Police Dept., et al., Case No. 19-1163

    Successfully appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, November 12, 2020, which reinstated Plaintiff’s claim that police manufactured evidence against the Plaintiff in the course of a murder investigation for which he was ultimately acquitted. The 2nd Circuit held that the evidence fabrication claims will be analyzed as due process violations.  The decision reinstated Plaintiff’s due process claim and one of his excessive force claims; found triable issues of fact in a separate excessive force claim and left two issues for the district court’s resolution (i) whether triable issues of fact exist as to municipal liability of the City of New York for Plaintiff’s claims of excessive force at Riker’s Island and (ii) whether Plaintiff may proceed against any individual defendant as to one of as to of the excessive force incidents or whether he may instead seek redress for this incident solely as a Monell theory. This decision was written up in the New York Law Journal and is currently awaiting a Supreme Court decision as to whether SCOTUS will grant certiorari.

     

  • Other Experience

    Certified in Divorce Mediation – Basic Training in accordance with Academy of Professional Family Mediators

  • Pro Bono

    For the past decade, Ms. Silverman has consistently assisted families of the incarcerated in a wide array of matters, as an integral part of her advocacy work.