phone: 510-433-2600
fax: 510-452-3006
fax: 510-433-2699
email: silverstein@rankinlaw.com

 

Bar Admissions:
California, 2009

Education:
Scripps College, Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies

St. Mary’s College of California, Paralegal Studies Certificate

John F. Kennedy University SOL:
Doctor of Jurisprudence

Ms. Silverstein is a litigation associate whose practice includes the defense of general liability, personal injury, medical malpractice and construction matters.

Prior to joining Rankin, Shuey, Ranucci, Mintz, Lampasona & Reynolds, LLP in 2021, Ms. Silverstein successfully defended cases involving premises liability, catastrophic motor vehicle and trucking accidents resulting in death or traumatic brain injury, subrogation, products liability, wrongful death, landlord-tenant, medical malpractice, professional liability and public entities.

Ms. Silverstein has prepared appellate briefs before the California Court of Appeal, prepared and argued numerous motions including Motions for Summary Judgment, Anti-SLAAP motions, Demurrers and Motions for Summary Adjudication. She has also prepared for and assisted at arbitration and trial including Motions in Limine, Voir Dire, and direct and cross-examinations.

Ms. Silverstein is a Bay Area native, but briefly lived in Southern California when she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Scripps College in Claremont. While attending Scripps College, she wrote a thesis entitled, “The Other Story: The Disappeared Jews of Argentina During the Dictatorship of 1976-1983.” She then obtained her paralegal certificate from St. Mary’s College of California. Using her paralegal certificate, Ms. Silverstein put herself through John F. Kennedy University Juris Doctor’s evening program while working during the day as a paralegal in the construction defect unit of a major insurance company.

Ms. Silverstein is bilingual in English and Spanish and has lived in Ecuador, Paraguay, Mexico, Argentina and Spain at various points in her life. She also enjoys being an aunt to her nephews and a mom to her Boston Terrier and Pug.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

The State Bar of California
Alameda County Bar Association
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Discovery Court, Eastern District of California