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“Tom is an amazing and honorable attorney. He’s quick on his feet and knows the law inside and out. He’s an incredibly caring attorney who will do above and beyond for you. That is my experience and I’m so glad he was there for me and my family.”
— Doris Hugo

“I have personally witnessed Tom Silverman prepare and try cases and represent people and their children for many years, and can say without hesitation that he is the best attorney in the 9th Judicial District, including Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Rifle, Carbondale, Parachute, Meeker and Eagle.”
—Becky Rippy

“Tom’s experience, professionalism and patience made it possible to resolve my case without a trial. I cannot recommend Tom, Katie and Pam and Joe highly enough! I consider The Silverman Law Firm my legal family."
—Sean McWilliams

“I could say a lot more, but here’s the bottom line: I know a great many lawyers, but if I got arrested, I would call Tom. Nobody else.”
—Tom Jirak

Silverman Law Offices

 

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Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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Legal Discussion

Medical Marijuana

September 11, 2010

The Colorado legislature has adopted new laws affecting the sale, growing, and prescribing of

medical marijuana.

 

These new laws went into effect July 1, 2010 and greatly change the way the sale of medical marijuana

has been regulated.

 

If you need help understanding these new legal requirements please call us for a consultation.



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Court Watch by Joe Kirwan – Silverman Law Offices

June 22, 2010

The United States Supreme Court ruled June 17, 2010 that your employer may search your employer supplied computer or cell phone for text messages, even though the employee may pay some of the charges for non-work messages.
 
The Court held there was no expectation of privacy in private text messages sent on your company/employer supplied cell phone, even when the employee pays the costs of sending the text messages.
 
This ...

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Supreme Court Opinion attacks your 5th Amendment Rights

June 15, 2010
The United States Supreme Court recently issued an opinion about your right to remain silent when questioned by the police.
 
The decision is frankly horrible and practically overrules the 44 year old Miranda decision which protected the individual’s right to remain silent when police tried to coerce a statement from the citizen accused without advising of the right to remain silent.
 
The Court ruled ...

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Colorado DUI Law

May 28, 2010
The Governor just proudly signed the new DUI law requiring mandatory jail.
 
So will this reduce DUI’s?  No.
 
This is a recurrent problem in this field. The legislature passes criminal laws to make the punishment harsher with the expectation that harsher punishment reduces crime.
 
It doesn’t necessarily accomplish that purpose, in fact, you can find supportive studies on DUI sentencing ...

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Open Letter-Town of Silt

March 4, 2010
An open letter to the People of the Town of Silt:
 
I have had the honor, privilege, and pleasure of serving the Town of Silt as the municipal judge for the last 25 years. It has been the longest continuous term of office of any municipal judge in this region.
 
It was my goal, and, hopefully, one that I reached, to serve as the judge with fairness, competence, justice and compassion.
 
I am happy ...

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Discussion Coming

February 12, 2010
Please check back as current legal issues, local and federal will be discussed here!
 
How many times has there been a meaningful election for District Attorney (one in which both major parties had a candidate) in the 9th Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco Counties) since 1980?
Answer:
ONCE IN 30 YEARS!
 
Tom Silverman thinks that is a failure of democratic principles that does not serve the ...

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