Gordon & Rees Phoenix Partner Leon Silver Selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates


June 2020

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Phoenix Managing Partner Leon Silver has been selected for membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA"). Membership is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of more than 6,000 experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Since 1958, ABOTA has worked to uphold the jury system and to elevate the standards of integrity, civility and professionalism in the legal profession. Its aim is to aid in further education and training of trial lawyers and to provide a forum for discussion through which trial lawyers can have an active voice. It seeks attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve, and to educate the public about the vital importance of the right to a trial by jury. 

Silver is managing partner of Gordon & Rees' Phoenix office. He is the firm’s National Practice Group leader for the Retail & Hospitality and Government Regulatory & Administrative Law practice groups.  A trial lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience handling complicated business and real estate related disputes, he is also a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Trial Practice, Class Action, Securities Litigation, Employment, and Privacy, Data & Cybersecurity practice groups. He has a proven record of success in the most difficult, high dollar disputes the firm's clients have faced.

Silver joins Gordon & Rees attorneys, Barry FlynnChristopher Kanjo, Michael LaurensonMichael Lucey, Merton MarksJim McMullen, John Palmeri, Stephen Ronk and James Scadden in this exclusive membership. To learn more about ABOTA please click here

The firm congratulates Silver on his ABOTA membership and outstanding achievements at trial and in the community.