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Grant (Joe) Josiah Silvernale, III



Joe Silvernale, a partner, focuses his practice on complex aviation litigation, product liability, insurance and indemnity disputes, product regulatory compliance, and medical device litigation. He regularly counsels clients on product design issues, warnings, regulatory compliance and all aspects of product liability prevention. In addition he has acted as National Coordinating Counsel for aerial lift, recreation, and medical product companies.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA as "America's Leading Transportation: Aviation Lawyers," 2013 - present
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law”
  • Terex Outstanding Product Liability Attorney Award, 2008

Professional Leadership

  • Defense Research Institute
  • King County Prosecutor's Office, Special Deputy Prosecutor
  • CASA, program volunteer and trial attorney
  • Product Liability workshops for more than 30 clients
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Board member and pro bono volunteer attorney

Community Involvement

  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Northwest Region, Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • Museum of Flight, Board of Directors and Member of the Acquisition Committee, 1996 - Present
  • United States Navy, Former Lieutenant; A-6 Intruder Naval Flight Officer
  • Overlake Swim Team, Board Co-Chair


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Vermont, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Silvernale III, Grant