ROBERT P. SILVERSTEIN practices in the area of real property litigation, with a particular focus on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), land use, zoning and planning, Public Records Act, Brown Act, and government and municipal litigation.
Mr. Silverstein graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Silverstein received his Juris Doctor degree in 1996 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At Hastings, Mr. Silverstein received the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing and Research, and was an Articles Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.
Mr. Silverstein served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Marvin R. Baxter, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, in 1995.
Mr. Silverstein is a member of the Litigation Section and Real Property Sections of the California State and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, and is a member of the Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
In 2003 and 2004, Mr. Silverstein served as a Vice Chair of the Southern California Zoning and Land Use Subcommittee of the State Bar's Real Property Section.
Mr. Silverstein has been featured in numerous publications regarding his advocacy on behalf of clients, including in the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Business Journal. In April 1998, Mr. Silverstein was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal in a Litigator Profile and Case In Focus article.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Land Use and Zoning
California Environmenal Quality Act (CEQA)
EIR Supervision and Review
Public Records Act (CPRA) litigation
Brown Act Litigation
Government Law and Mandamus Actions
Real Property Litigation
Weights & Measures Defense
Construction and Mechanic's Lien Law
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, 1996 Juris Doctor
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing and Research
Law Review: Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Articles Editor
University of California, Los Angeles, 1990 Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
2005 - Present, Founder and Shareholder, The Silverstein Law Firm, APC, Pasadena. Practice focuses on eminent domain, land use, CEQA, and general civil litigation.
1999 - 2005, Associate and Partner, Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP, Los Angeles. Practice focused on eminent domain, land use, CEQA, and general civil litigation.
1996 - 1999, Associate, Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Moyer LLP, Los Angeles. Practice focused on eminent domain and general civil litigation.
1995, Judicial Extern to the Hon. Marvin R. Baxter, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, San Francisco.