Peter R. Silverman

Peter R. SilvermanBusiness: Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Toledo, Ohio. Primary areas of practice: litigation, franchise, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property

Public Office: Toledo Public School Board, 1998-2005 (President, 2001-2003); Toledo City Council, 1989-1993 (Chair, Economic Development Comm.); Chairman, Lucas County Democratic Central Comm., 2008-2010

Education: B.A. George Washington University, 1977; Hebrew University, 1975-1976 J.D., University of Michigan 1981

Ernst & Young/Inc. Magazine Northwestern Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year, 1989 Ohio Jaycees Outstanding Young Ohioan, 1993 Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Legal Eagle

Community Service (current): Etz Chayim Executive Committee Jewish Senior Services Grant Council Sunday School Teacher (5 years) Tutor, Garfield elementary school (10 years)

Community Service (past):
  • Lucas County Democratic Party, Executive Committee
  • Hillel International Executive Committee
  • National Jewish Democratic Council, Board Member
  • American Arbitration Association, NWOhio Commercial Sub-Council, Chair
  • Toledo Jewish News Bible columnist
  • Anti-Defamation League, National Advisory Panel
  • Emerging Business of Greater Toledo, Trustee, Chair, Founder
  • Entrepreneurship Institute, Trustee, Chair, Founder
  • Housing Directions of Greater Toledo, Trustee
  • Interfaith Worker Justice Council, Co-Chair
  • Jewish Senior Services of Greater Toledo, Trustee
  • Mayor's Regulatory Study Commission
  • New Ohio Institute, Trustee, Executive Committee
  • Toledo Board of Jewish Education, Trustee, Executive Committee
  • Toledo Blockwatch, Executive Committee, Chair
  • Toledo Sister Cities International, Trustee, Chair
  • United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet, Executive Committee
  • United Way Trustee, Alexis DeTocqueville Chair; Major Gifts, Co-Chair; Young Leaders Council, Founder
  • University of Toledo Entrepreneurship Advisory Council

Personal: Born December 26, 1955. Married to Marcia with one son, Alex

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