Steve Silvey

Litigation Attorney Chicago, IL
Steve Silvey
Of Counsel
Steve Silvey has a unique combination of legal and business experience—concentrating his legal practice in business, risk management, insurance, commercial, property, contract and civil litigation. His background includes being co-founder and managing partner of a national firm, president and CEO of a software company, CEO of a professional development company and chairman of a non-profit senior center. He created business and administrative operations for one of the top four national market leaders and negotiated and implemented a strategic alliance program of more than 8,000 independent financial advisors. Mr. Silvey is a former law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Illinois Court of Claims and law clerk for a Hearing Officer of the former Illinois Department of Financial Institutions where he assisted in investigations and administrative hearings.

Mr. Silvey has represented individuals, entrepreneurs, professionals, businesses and insurance carriers ranging in size from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Silvey is listed in the Millennium Edition of Who's Who in Executives and Business. A past member of TEC/Vistage (the world’s largest member organization of CEOs), he was trained as a Vistage Group Chair to form business peer advisory boards. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Des Plaines Valley Senior Center, where he was a member of the Executive Board and its Finance Committee. A member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Silvey is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and United States District Courts in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Silvey completed the Litigation Management Institute hosted at Columbia University Law School in New York, receiving the Litigation Management Professional certification. At the time less than 300 attorneys had the CLMP designation nationwide.

Steve received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Martindale-Hubbell is the premier lawyer rating service in the country. Less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell receive the award.

He is a Level 5, USA Hockey Masters Certified Coach and an Illinois Hockey Officials Association Certified Referee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Amateur Hockey Association and is currently President of the Illinois High School Hockey League.


DePaul University, Juris Doctor
Elmhurst College, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Columbia University Law School, Certified Litigation Management Professional


Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Illinois State Bar Association


Breach of Contract

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Construction Disputes

Legal Malpractice

Shareholder Disputes


Participated case
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