Jacob Laufer P.C.
65 Broadway
Suite 1005
New York, NY 10006

(212) 422-8500
(212) 422-9038

Zahava Silverman

65 Broadway
Suite 1005
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 422-8500
Fax: (212) 422-9038
Email: zsilverman@lauferlaw.com


  • Florida State 2011
  • New York State 2012

  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York 2014
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York 2014



Zahava Silverman joined Jacob Laufer P.C. as an associate in 2013. Ms. Silverman’s practice focuses on criminal defense including white-collar criminal defense litigation.

Ms. Silverman’s involvement and experience includes motion practice, discovery management and preparing witnesses and clients for trial. Ms. Silverman represents clients at trial, pre-trial hearings and any potential plea or sentencing phases.

Ms. Silverman began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office where she handled an extensive case load. In Miami, Ms. Silverman successfully tried eleven jury trials, resulting in nine acquittals and two mistrials. Ms. Silverman has also worked at a boutique litigation firm in New York specializing in criminal defense. While there, Ms. Silverman, tried multiple cases and obtained favorable results for her clients.

While in law school, Ms. Silverman worked as a Legal Intern for The Innocence Project. Ms. Silverman’s work for her client, Ricky Dale Wyatt Jr., was essential to his post-conviction release after nearly 31 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Ms. Silverman also interned at the New York City Law Department, Special Litigation Unit, where she assisted on multiple police brutality lawsuits involving the City of New York.

Ms. Silverman graduated from Ramapo College and Cardozo Law School, cum laude.

In her free time, Ms. Silverman enjoys outdoor activities with her friends and family.


Benjamin N. Cardozo, School of Law, Yeshiva University
    J.D., 2011
Litigation Concentration 2011, Cum Laude, Dean's Merit Scholarship
Ramapo College of New Jersey,
     Bachelor of Science, 2006
Cum Laude
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