Richard H. Silverman with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorneys at Law in Phoenix, Arizona

Richard H. Silverman Of Counsel

P: 602.262.5828
F: 602.495.2650
L: Phoenix

Mr. Silverman focuses his practice on energy law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Manager of Salt River Project (SRP) from 1994 to 2011.

Areas of Focus

  • Energy
  • Government Relations/Public Affairs

Community Activities

  • O’Connor House Board of Directors
       Board Member, 2013 - present

  • Scottsdale Healthcare
       Board Member, 2013

  • Arizona Medical Education Oversight Task Force
       Chair, 2011

  • Phoenix Biomedical Campus Advisory Committee, University of Arizona College of Medicine
       Member, 2013

  • Arizona State Chamber of Commerce 
    Board Member, 2013

  • Governor's Arizona Centennial Commission
       Member, 2011

  • University of Arizona Foundation
       Board Member, Executive Committee, 2013

  • Translation Genomics Research Institute
       Board Member, Chair, Finance and Budget Committee, 2013

  • Arizona Community Foundation
       Chair, 2008-2009

  • Super Bowl Host Committee, 2008-2009

  • University of Arizona Medical School College of Medicine Phoenix Leadership Board, 2005-2009

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Board and Medical Center
       Chair, 2006-2007

  • Governor's Arizona Health-E Connection Steering Committee, 2005-2006

  • Heard Museum
       President, 2003-2004

  • Governor's Task Force on Essential Services, 2003-2004

  • Valley of the Sun United Way Campaign
       Chair, 2000-2002

  • Governor's Task Force on Higher Education, 1999-2000

  • Barrow Neurological Foundation
       Board President, 1997-2000

Military Experience

  • Army Reserve JAG
       Former Captain

Honors, Appointments and Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2015) in the category of Energy Law

  • President's Award, J.D. Power & Associates, 2011

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Most Admired CEOs, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Agri-Business Council of Arizona, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

  • Most Admired Executives, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

  • Greater Phoenix Urban League, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Individual Award, 2002

  • Executive of the Year, American Society of Safety Engineers, 1998


  • Speaker, "Lessons in Leadership," East Valley Partnership, Emerging Leaders (September 2011)

Articles and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • B3 Strategies
    Member, Board of Managers, 2013
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Large Public Power Council
    Member, 1996-2011
    Chair, 2003-2004
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
    Member, 1995-present
    Chair, 2001-2002
  • Electric Power Research Institute
    Chair, 2009-2010
  • American Public Power Association
    Executive Committee, Member, 1999-2000

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1965

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1965


  • J.D., University of Arizona, 1965
  • B.A., University of Arizona, Business

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