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Irving Silver


Irving Silver is the senior member of Silver, Voit & Thompson, Attorneys at Law, P.C. He counsels clients on a wide range of legal issues including complex business and estate planning matters, the administration of estates and trusts, succession, philanthropic and business planning, and the formation and operation of charitable foundations.

Raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Irving graduated from the University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business Administration and in 1965 from the University Of Alabama School Of Law. He and his wife Frances are the parents of Hedy Rubinger (of Atlanta) and Evan Silver (of Boston), and the grandparents of Jill, Scott, Adam & Eric, and Dylan Charlotte.

A past president of the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, Irving holds the AEP® (Accredited Estate Planner) designation by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognize estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character. Irving is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Irving has been elected to membership in the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not for profit organization of attorneys with extensive experience and skill in providing counseling and planning for individuals with disabilities and their families.

He has the distinction of having been nominated by his peers as:

                • an “Alabama Super Lawyer,”
                • a Top Rated Lawyer for his work in Business & Commercial Litigation, and as
                • a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.

For many years Irving has served as a Trustee of Spring Hill College, which in 2009 presented him with its Ignatian Award, in recognition of those “who have dedicated their spirit to making a difference in the lives of others through selfless acts of humanitarianism” in keeping with the ideals set forth by St. Ignatius Loyola.

Irving served for many years as a Director of the Community Foundation of South Alabama and as the Chair of its Board.  In 2016 he was recognized by the foundation as the recipient of the Ann and Fred Delchamps Distinguished Philanthropist Award.

He has received the highest “A-V Preeminent” professional peer rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.  Irving served for six years as a Trustee of the Alabama Law Foundation based in Montgomery, Alabama; and is a charter member of the Foundation’s Atticus Finch Society, which is devoted to helping provide the needy of Alabama with access quality legal advice and representation in civil matters.

Irving presently serves as the Chair of the Washington, D.C. based B’nai B’rith Foundation of the United States and as the former Chair of: the B’nai B’rith International’s Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, both based in Washington, D.C., and in addition served as the Chair of B’nai B’rith District Seven, Jewish Federation of Mobile, Jewish Family Services of Mobile, and for many years was a Director of the Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs.  For fourteen years Irving served as a member of the board of the South Alabama Medical Science Foundation, a component part of the USA College of Medicine. 

Contact Information

Irving Silver
Silver, Voit & Thompson
Attorneys at Law, P.C.
4317-A Midmost Drive
Mobile, AL 36609-5589
251-338-1099 (Direct)
251-343-0800 (Main)
251-343-0862 (Fax)