Raleigh attorney John M. Silverstein has been sworn in as president of the North Carolina State Bar. He was sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Martin at the State Bar’s Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Silverstein is a graduate of Colgate University. He earned his law degree in 1971 from the University of North Carolina School of Law. From 1972-1976 he worked in the Attorney General’s Office. Since 1976 he has practiced with the Raleigh firm of Satisky & Silverstein, LLP.
His professional activities include membership in the Wake County Bar Association and the Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association. He served as president of the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District Bar in 1994.
In additional to his professional activities, John is involved in his community. Twice he has served as president of Temple Beth Or and is currently a life trustee. He is on the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Board of Visitors, was chair of the Raleigh Board of Adjustment, and was a youth soccer coach.
While a State Bar councilor he has served as chair of the Facilties Committee, Attorney/Client Assistance Committee, and the Grievance Committee.
In 2002 John was a recipient of the Wake County Bar Association’s Joseph Branch Professionalism Award. He has also received the President’s Award and the Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer Award.
He is married to Leslie, and they have two daughters, Amy and Elizabeth.
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