Steven J. Kelly is Named Partner

Silverman Thompson

Silverman Thompson is pleased to announce that attorney Steven J. Kelly has been elected to the Partnership at the firm.

Steven J. Kelly is a nationally recognized attorney who has developed a practice focused on enforcing crime victims’ rights in criminal cases and obtaining significant compensation from offenders and third parties in civil cases. In criminal cases, he has achieved landmark rulings furthering crime victims’ rights to privacy, protection, and full participation in all aspects of the prosecution. In civil matters, Mr. Kelly has regularly obtained seven-figure judgments and settlements in high-profile cases against offenders and third parties in actions ranging from homicide, wrongful death, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, child exploitation and pornography, drunk and impaired driving, illegal videotaping and Internet voyeurism, stalking, and various types of assault. Mr. Kelly regularly testifies to the U.S. Congress and the Maryland General Assembly about issues important to crime victims and provides training to victim advocates, prosecutors, and judges throughout the country.

Recognizing Mr. Kelly’s expertise in crime victims’ rights, in 2015 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him to serve as the chair of the State Board of Victim Services, the leading advisory board to the governor on issues relating to crime victims. In 2009, then-Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Mr. Kelly as a commissioner to the state Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Mr. Kelly also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the Advisory Board for Maryland’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter, and the Board of Directors for the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center. Mr. Kelly received his law degree (cum laude) from Georgetown Law in 2003.

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