Stephen M. Silver

Stephen M. Silver joined the Office of General Counsel in 2008. He is the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel – Civil Rights, and the University Counsel for San José State University. Previously, he served as campus counsel for the Bakersfield, Fresno and Humboldt campuses. He is also a resource attorney for the specialty areas of Title IX/DHR (sexual misconduct and protected status), Student Discipline and Student Loans/Bankruptcy. Before joining the CSU, Mr. Silver worked in private practice for the national law firms Steptoe & Johnson, Baker Botts, and Jones Day, where he was a litigator specializing in commercial, employment, and white collar criminal law. After law school, Mr. Silver served as a law clerk for Judge Gladys Kessler, a federal district judge in Washington, D.C.


  • J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude
    • ​​Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.A., History, Columbia University

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Admitted to the California, U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia (inactive) and Maryland (inactive) bars

Phone: (562) 951-4500
Fax: (562) 951-4956​

Support Staff:
Lynn Rivera