Howard A. Silverman

Howard A. Silverman is a Partner in the Firm and has been practicing exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law since 1984. His practice focuses primarily on asylum and deportation cases, as well as family immigration and citizenship issues. Mr. Silverman has served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA's) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committee, the Interagency Committee, and the Board of Directors of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF), and has also served as the Co-Chair of the AILA New England Chapter ICE Liaison Committee, Liaison to the Office of Chief Counsel in Boston, and Co-Chair of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee. Furthermore, he has served as the Chair of the New England Chapter of AILA and Chair of the Boston Chapter of the National Immigration Project.

Mr. Silverman has been a speaker at immigration law programs and workshops nationally and in the Boston area, and has been presented with the PAIR Project Mentor of the Year Award three times for his volunteer work supervising pro bono attorneys representing political asylum applicants. Mr. Silverman is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Boston Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year." He has also been granted the AV rating, the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a New England Super Lawyer in the field of immigration law. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

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  • All four of the Firm's partners have again been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and we are excited to announce that Howard Silverman has been named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Boston Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • For the fourth year in a row, Ross Silverman LLP has been named by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers as a First-Tier law firm in the area of Immigration Law in Boston.
  • We are proud to announce that two of our Associates, Sara Fleming and Christine Gannon, have been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the field of immigration law for 2013. Howard Silverman and Sharryn Ross have once again been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2013, as well.
  • December 16 - 17, 2013: Rhonda Tietjen will be speaking on a panel about the PERM process at the MCLE Immigration Law Basics Conference in Boston, MA. Ellen Driver will be co-chairing the conference, organizing the day focused on family-based immigration, naturalization, and removal proceedings.
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