Richard H. Silverman

Of Counsel

Overview

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.

Contact
Areas of Focus
  • Energy
  • Government Relations and Public Affairs
Education

J.D., University of Arizona (1965)

B.A., University of Arizona, Business (1962)

Biography

Mr. Silverman focuses his practice on energy law. Before joining the firm, he served as General Manager of Salt River Project (SRP) from 1994 to 2011. Well known throughout the Valley, Mr. Silverman serves in leadership roles for many business and nonprofit organizations.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (1965)

Court Admission

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

Media and Presentations

Articles

Presentations

  • “Lessons in Leadership,” East Valley Partnership, Emerging Leaders (September 2011)

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute

  • Board Secretary, Executive Committee, Board Member (2014 – present)
  • Co-Chair, Public Policy Committee

Arizona Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Board of Directors (2013 – present)
  • Chair, Water and Energy Committee (2017 – present)
  • Member, Economic Development Committee

B3 Strategies

  • Member, Board of Managers (2013 – 2017)

Large Public Power Council

  • Chair (2003 – 2004)
  • Member (1996 – 2011)

Chair, Electric Power Research Institute (2009 – 2010)

American Public Power Association

  • Member, Executive Committee (1999 – 2000)

Honors and Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Energy Law (2015 – 2019)
  • 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)

Community Involvement

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute

  • Board Secretary, Executive Committee, Board Member (2014 – present)
  • Public Policy Committee, Co-Chair

HonorHealth

  • Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors (2016)

University of Arizona Foundation

  • Chair, Board of Trustees (2016 – 2017)
  • Chair, Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Translation Genomics Research Institute (T-Gen)

  • Member, Board of Directors (2016)
  • Chair, Finance and Budget Committee (2016)

University of Arizona College of Medicine

  • Member, Phoenix Biomedical Campus Advisory Committee (2015)

Arizona Medical Education Oversight Task Force

  • Chair (2011)

Governor’s Arizona Centennial Commission (2011)

Arizona Community Foundation

  • Chair, Board of Directors (2008 – 2009)

Super Bowl Host Committee (2008 – 2009)

University of Arizona Medical School College of Medicine Phoenix

  • Member, Leadership Board (2005 – 2009)

St. Joseph’s Hospital Board and Medical Center

  • Chair, Board of Directors (2006 – 2007)

Governor’s Arizona Health-E Connection Steering Committee (2005 – 2006)

Heard Museum

  • President, Board of Directors (2003 – 2004)

Governor’s Task Force on Essential Services (2003 – 2004)

Greater Phoenix Leadership

  • Chair, Board of Directors (2001 – 2002)
  • Member (1995 – present)

Valley of the Sun United Way Campaign

  • Chair (2000 – 2002)

Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education (1999 – 2000)

Barrow Neurological Foundation (1997-2000)

  • President, Board of Directors

Military Experience

Army Reserve JAG

  • Captain (retired)