Barry S. Silver, P.C.


Barry Silver, P.C.


For over 40 years, Mr. Silver has represented individuals and families involved in litigation and claims against large insurance companies and government entities. He specializes in all kinds of personal injury and workers compensation and has successfully handled cases, both large and small, ranging from automobile collisions, dog bites, victims of violent crime, dram shop liability, cyclist/pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, on-the-job injuries, slip-and-falls and food poisoning.

In each and every case, Mr. Silver’s goal is to provide quality legal representation that levels the playing field against a large, well-capitalized opposition. The legal process can be a challenging and overwhelming ordeal for anyone. Mr. Silver prides himself on providing the highest ethical and professional legal services while zealously advocating on his client’s behalf. 

Mr. Silver began his extensive career with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office where carefully honed his trial skills. He also served as a member of the Felony Trial Division’s Vertical Representation Task Force. After seven years, he formed Barry S. Silver, P.C. and has cultivated a thriving practice whose proof is in the pudding: over 80% of his clients come from referrals of previously satisfied clients.

Mr. Silver has served on screening committees for judicial candidates seeking election and retention in Cook County. He is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Associate, Northwest Suburban Bar and the Decalogue Society.

Interesting Facts: Mr. Silver grew up just outside the northern border of Chicago, and knows the city like the back of his hand. He is an avid sports fan of all Chicago teams, especially the Chicago Cubs. Before retiring from active competition, Mr. Silver’s favorite hobby was fundraising through Olympic-distance triathlons spanning over ten years, generating over $100,000 in donations to various charities. In his lifetime, he has competed in approximately 80 triathlons. Nowadays, in his spare time, he enjoys swimming and biking with his wife of over 35 years and spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.


DePaul University College of Law, 1974
Depaul University Scholarship, Lex Legio Scholar,
Levy Memorial Foundation Scholarship,
Law School Rep. to American Bar Association in Washington, DC

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1971, B.S. in Psychology
Psi Chi Honors Fraternity Teaching Assistant in Social Psychology


Illinois State
Bar Federal – Northern and Central Districts of Illinois


1985–1988, Emory University School of Law
Guest Trial Advocacy Instructor

1981, Hofstra University Law School
Guest Trial Advocacy Instructor

1980, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Assistant Team Leader at National Session, Boulder, Colorado


Robin Winer, Attorney at Law


Ms. Winer began practicing law in 2005 as a litigation associate with the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman in Chicago, Illinois. During her tenure there, she focused on a broad range of areas including complex securities and class action defense (both federal and state), breach of contract, product safety and trademark protection. At Katten, Ms. Winer also dedicated countless hours to pro bono work including obtaining asylum for a young refugee couple escaping persecution in Turkey, investigating civil rights violations by out-of-state police officers and petitioning for habeas corpus on behalf of an imprisoned teenager.

Ms. Winer joined Barry S. Silver, P.C. in 2013 and concentrates in personal injury, insurance coverage, workers compensation, contract disputes and employment issues. She counsels clients from the beginning to conclusion of each case and handles all aspects of litigation including researching and drafting pleadings, court appearances, discovery, depositions, oral arguments, settlement negotiations, arbitration/mediation proceedings and of course, trial.

Ms. Winer enjoys being an advocate for those struggling with injury and pain while navigating her clients through the often-murky waters of medical expenses, missed work and confusing coverage questions.

In her spare time, Ms. Winer volunteers for the CARPLS legal aid evening hotline in Chicago where she advises low-income residents of Cook County in the areas of landlord tenant law, bankruptcy/consumer debt and family law.

Interesting Facts: Ms. Winer, a native of the northern suburbs of Chicago, enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her family – which often includes helping her pre-schooler collect bugs in their favorite nature preserve. In a previous life, she was a professional event consultant and planned large-scale events across many of Chicago’s most-revered venues like Union Station and River East Art Center. She loves mushrooms and pizza, ideally together, and has a soft-spot for rescue dogs.


DePaul University College of Law, 2005, cum laude
Public Interest Law Initiative Fellowship with Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
CALI Award for Highest Grade in Constitutional Research Seminar

University of Michigan, 2002, with high distinction, B.A. in Psychology
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

Spanish-American Institute of International Education (via University of Wisconsin-Platteville) Seville, Spain, 2001


IIllinois, 2005
Northern District of Illinois, 2006