Alumni Spotlight

Warren M. Silver '73


In order to accept his newest position, Warren M. Silver '73 had to give up his most-famous client. So when Maine Governonr John Baldacci nominated Silver to be an associate justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, novelist Stephen King began searching for new representation. On July 29, 2005, Silver was sworn in as the 106th associate justrice, replacing Justice Paul L. Rudman who retired.

After graduating fom WCL, Silver returned to his native Maine and opened a law practice in Bangor. In addition to representing King and other clients, he served on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and also its president. He served as chairman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's Civil Rules Committee and the Governor's Judicial Selection Committee. His bar admissions include Maine, the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, U.S. District Court District of Maine, and U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. In July, Silver sold his practice and its building to Cuddy & Lanham, another Bangor-based firm.

Silver sat on the Board of Directors of the Bangor Museum and Center for History. He and his wife, Dr. Evelyn Silver, senior advisor to the University of Maine President Robert Kennedy, reside in Bangor.