Jarad L. Silverstein


Attorney Jarad SilversteinJarad L. Silverstein is a Partner at Wapner Newman and has been a member of the firm since 2017. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in 2004 and his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 2007. While at Widener, Jarad was a competitor and ultimately the president and coach of the school’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Silverstein began his legal career as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen L. Suter in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, Law Division. He subsequently spent over eight years as a medical malpractice defense attorney with Parker McCay P.A. in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, where he represented major hospital systems, physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other medical professionals. He brings the experience and knowledge of representing “the other side” to Wapner Newman in his new and destined role as an advocate on behalf of those who have been the victim of medical negligence.

Mr. Silverstein has significant experience as a trial attorney and has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels. His experience runs the gamut of medical specialties, including but not limited to obstetrics, critical care, trauma, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia, urology, hematology and oncology, and wound care.

Mr. Silverstein currently serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the First Judicial District, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, mediating cases for the Major Case Jury Civil docket.

From 2014-2016, Mr. Silverstein served on the Board of Directors of the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He spent 2016 as Counsel to the Board. He has given lectures to other attorneys as well as medical professionals in the area of medical malpractice law. He has presented several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on relevant issues arising in medical malpractice litigation.

Mr. Silverstein has been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star in its “Super Lawyers” publication annually since 2013. He was also named to the Top 40 Under 40 in 2013 by the National Society of Legal Advocates. Mr. Silverstein has also been concurrently recognized in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Rising Star in its “Super Lawyers” publication since 2018.

He was born and raised in Philadelphia. He currently resides in South Philadelphia with his wife Melanie, his daughter Harper, and his two sons, Lincoln and River.

Published Article by Jarad L. Silverstein

Jarad Silverstein’s article “Creativity in Expert Selection for Birth Trauma Cases” was published in The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement. In this article, Jarad explains how selecting the right experts can maximize the strength of your case. You can read Jarad’s article, and learn about the types of experts that our attorneys rely upon in a birth injury case, here.

Reprinted with permission from the 04-06-2021 issue of The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement.
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Representative Cases

  • $15,000,000 wrongful death – failure to provide emergency medical treatment for an asthma attack leading to anoxic brain injury and death
  • $4,000,000 newborn hypoxic brain injury (PA)
  • $3,250,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat volvulus (PA)
  • $3,000,000 failure to timely diagnose and treat carotid artery dissection (PA)
  • $2,000,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (PA)
  • $1,300,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat pneumococcal pneumonia (NJ)
  • $1,200,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism (PA)
  • $1,150,000 wrongful death – delayed treatment of acute appendicitis (NJ)
  • $1,000,000 failure to timely diagnose breast cancer (NJ)
  • $1,000,000 wrongful death – negligent post-operative management after bypass graft revascularization (PA)
  • $975,000 wrongful death – failure to treat heart attack (NJ)
  • $900,000 wrongful death – improper aortic valve surgery (PA)
  • $900,000 failure to properly manage gestational diabetes prenatally leading to stillbirth (PA)
  • $800,000 wrongful death – failure to diagnose thoracic aortic dissection (NJ)
  • $750,000 delivery of newborn complicated by shoulder dystocia (PA)

    • Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-Present
  • Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018-Present