Richard H. Silverman with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorneys at Law in Phoenix, Arizona

Richard H. Silverman Of Counsel

P: 602.262.5828
F: 602.495.2650
L: Phoenix

Mr. Silverman focuses his practice on energy law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Manager of Salt River Project (SRP) from 1994 to 2011.

Areas of Focus

  • Energy
  • Government Relations/Public Affairs

Military Experience

  • Army Reserve JAG
       Former Captain

Honors, Appointments and Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2015-2018) in the category of Energy Law

  • President's Award, J.D. Power & Associates, 2011

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Most Admired CEOs, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Agri-Business Council of Arizona, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

  • Most Admired Executives, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

  • Greater Phoenix Urban League, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Individual Award, 2002

  • Executive of the Year, American Society of Safety Engineers, 1998

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Professional Affiliations

  • B3 Strategies
    Board of Managers, Former Member, 2013-2017
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Institute
    Board Secretary, Executive Committee, Board Member, 2014-present
    Public Policy Committee, Co-Chair
  • Board Member, HonorHealth, 2016, Chair - Nominating & Governance Committee
  • Chair, Arizona Medical Education Oversight Task Force, 2011
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Phoenix Biomedical Campus Advisory Committee, Member, 2015
  • Board Member, Arizona State Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • Member, Governor's Arizona Centennial Commission, 2011
  • University of Arizona Foundation
    Board of Trustees, Chair, 2016-2017
    Chair, Executive Committee, Board Member
  • Translation Genomics Research Institute
    Chair, Finance and Budget Committee, Board Member, 2016
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
    Member, 1995-present
    Chair, 2001-2002
  • Large Public Power Council
    Member, 1996-2011
    Chair, 2003-2004
  • Chair, Electric Power Research Institute, 2009-2010
  • Chair, Arizona Community Foundation, 2008-2009
  • Super Bowl Host Committee, 2008-2009
  • University of Arizona Medical School College of Medicine Phoenix Leadership Board, 2005-2009
  • Chair, St. Joseph's Hospital Board and Medical Center, 2006-2007
  • Governor's Arizona Health-E Connection Steering Committee, 2005-2006
  • President, Heard Museum, 2003-2004
  • Governor's Task Force on Essential Services, 2003-2004
  • Chair, Valley of the Sun United Way Campaign, 2000-2002
  • American Public Power Association
    Executive Committee, Member, 1999-2000
  • Governor's Task Force on Higher Education, 1999-2000
  • President of the Board, Barrow Neurological Foundation, 1997-2000

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1965

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1965


  • J.D., University of Arizona, 1965
  • B.A., University of Arizona, Business, 1962