Resume

Norman J. Silverman

EDUCATION

LAW SCHOOL

Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1990-1994, Top 25% of class, Numerous Moot Court, Mock Trial Awards. Named Distinguished Alumni 1999.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL

University of Texas at Austin, BA Philosophy, 1990 BA English, 1990.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Law Office of W.B. “Bennie” House, Associate 1994-1995
Suite 500 Attorneys,  Private Practice 1995-1996
Cogdell & Durham, Private Practice 1996-1999
Law Office of Norm Silverman

CLERKSHIPS

Schneider & McKinney, 1990-1991
W.B. Bennie House Jr. 1991-1994.

SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday Appellate Update, “Right to Bond under Article I § 11a of the Texas Constitution,” 1996.

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Galveston Seminar, “Bond Update” Spring, 1996.

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Galveston Seminar, “Motion to Quash: Win Before Trial” Spring, 1997.

Wednesday Appellate Update, “Motions to Suppress by Affidavit,” Winter, 1997.

Houston Bar Association Seminar, “Getting your Client Out on Bond”  Summer, 1998.

Author of “Sheep in Wolves’ Clothes,” a monthly column in the Harris County Criminal Lawyers’ Journal dedicated to exposing commonly overcharged offenses.

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Seminar, “The Unadulterated Truth about Codeine in Soda Water,” Fall 2001.

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, “Search and Seizure” Summer, 2002.

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, “Search and Seizure,” Summer 2003

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, “Search and Seizure,” Summer 2004.

Crime Labs Scapegoats for a Culture of Indifference, Thurgood Marshall Law Review 2006

“30 Minute Voir Dire in a Drug Case,” Jim Skelton’s Trial Lawyer’s Update, 2006

“At The Bottom of the Slippery Slope, Texas State Law on Adulterants and Dilutants in Controlled Substance Cases” TIBA Southwestern Criminal and Juvenile Law Conference, Hawaii, 2009

Seizing and Maintaining Control of the Motion to Suppress Hearing, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Summer Seminar Houston, 2010.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

College of the State Bar of Texas, member since 1997
American Bar Association, member since 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member since 1994
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, member since 1994
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, member since 1994.

STATE LICENSING

State Bar of Texas; 1995 (No. 00792207)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ADMISSIONS

Southern District of Texas, 1995
Northern District of Texas, 1999
Western District of Texas, 1998
Southern District of Georgia, (pro hac vice) 1997
Southern District of Mississippi, (pro hac vice) 1997

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS ADMISSIONS

Fifth Circuit, 1996