Bruce S. Silverman
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Bruce S. Silverman

Pleasanton, California

Phone: (925) 460-8000
(510) 608-4993
Fax: (925) 460-8200
Email: Contact Me

Bruce S. Silverman is the head of the Family Law and Mediation Firm. An experienced mediator and trial attorney, Mr. Silverman has spent more than 30 years helping to resolve the issues that arise when a marriage ends. He represents his clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, and spousal and child support matters.

As a family law specialist, Mr. Silverman believes that whenever possible, the process of divorce should be amicable and cooperative. By helping couples mediate a mutually satisfactory settlement, he has seen firsthand that children and parents are spared the heartache and distress of protracted, expensive litigation. Nevertheless, when a difficult spouse makes mediation or collaboration impossible, Mr. Silverman is a skilled trial attorney, who aggressively protects his client's interest in court.

To better support his clients' needs, Mr. Silverman has developed an extensive network of therapists, accountants, financial planners and other experts who help clients and their families cope and prepare for their futures. He has completed additional legal training required to become a Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) and is recognized by the Academy of Family Mediators.

He has completed more than 200 hours of training in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, including negotiation, arbitration and mediation provided by Stanford Law School, the American Arbitration Association, the Northern California Mediation Center and other educational organizations. A member of the San Francisco, Contra Costa and Marin County Attorney Mediation and Arbitration Panels, he has also served as Judge Pro Tem in local Superior Courts.

In addition to maintaining his legal practice, he has been an instructor in Family Law for the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Continuing Education of the Bar, National Business Institute and San Francisco State University. He has served as Chair of BASF's Family Law Section and received its Award of Merit.

Mr. Silverman earned his law degree from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law in 1967 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. He is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, all local Bay Area bar associations (Family Law Sections), Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and Association of Family Conciliation Courts. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Lawyers and Executives (1994) and America's Leading Lawyers (1993).

Areas of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • 100% Family Law


  • Family Law Specialist, State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Academy of Family Mediators

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1967
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1967


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1967

  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1964

Representative Clients

  • Violation of Attorney/Client Privilege

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Instructor, Family Law, Family Law for the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
  • Instructor, Family Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Instructor, Family Law, Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Instructor, Family Law, National Business Institute
  • Instructor, Family Law, San Francisco State University

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Lawyers and Executives, 1994
  • America's Leading Lawyers, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California

  • American Bar Association

  • Local Bay Area Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution

  • Association of Family Conciliation Courts

  • BASF's Family Law Section

  • San Francisco Attorney Mediation and Arbitration Panels

  • Contra Costa Attorney Mediation and Arbitration Panels

  • Marin County Attorney Mediation and Arbitration Panels

Past Employment Positions

  • Local Superior Courts, Judge Pro Tem


  • Sigma Alpha Mu

Birth Information

  • March 26, 1943, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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