Silver & Van Essen, PC.  Commercial Litigation Attorneys & Counselors
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Lee T. Silver
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Partner Of Counsel, Stenger & Stenger, P.C.
phone  (616) 988-5600
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Lee T. Silver, received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Redlands in 1981 and his law degree from Indiana University Law School (Bloomington) in 1984. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1984, and has also been admitted to practice before the Western and Eastern Federal District Courts of Michigan, the Northern. District Federal Court of Illinois and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lee is very active in the Grand Rapids Bar Association, serving as Chairman of the Bench/Bar Committee, and a member of the Judicial Evaluation, Finance and Court Liaison Committees. Lee regularly serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") for large complex commercial cases and has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, "AV". Additionally, Lee has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer, which is awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan based on selection by a blue ribbon review panel of leading attorneys.


Areas of Practice:
    Commercial Litigation
    Contract Litigation
    Business Torts
    Breach of Contract
    Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
    Fraud
    Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Litigation
    Antitrust
    Securities Litigation
    Unfair Competition
    Trade Secrets
    Professional Malpractice
    Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions:
    Michigan, 1984
    U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1984
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1984
    U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education:
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1984
    J.D.
    Honors: First Place, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
    Honors: Recipient, Glenn D. Peters Fellowship
    Honors: Teaching Assistantship, Appellate Advocacy, 1984

University of Redlands, 1981
    B.A.
    Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works:
    Lender Liability: In Search of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Michigan Business Law Journal, Vol. XI, Issue No. 3, July, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships:
    Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Chair, Bench/Bar Committee

    Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee

    Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Member, Court Liaison Committee

    Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Member, Finance Committee

    American Bar Association, Litigation Section
    Member

    American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    Member

    State Bar of Michigan
    Member

    The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Member

    Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
    Member

    International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    Past President, Grand Rapids Chapter

Fraternities/Sororities:
    Omicron Delta Kappa