Steve Silver, Esq.
A two-time Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award winner and National William Randolph Hearst Award finalist, Steve brings a wealth of media experience to TheLegalBlitz.com. As a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Steve covered just about every Wildcat sport as a writer for the Daily Northwestern and a broadcaster for WNUR 89.3 FM.
After graduating in 2008, Steve took his talents to the Greenspun Media Group in Las Vegas where he covered everything from high school sports to the World Series of Poker. He also served as the road radio play-by-play broadcaster for the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers.
Steve’s sports writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Sporting News Magazine, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Tennessean, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Washington Times, Seattle Times and Men’s Health Magazine. As a radio and television broadcaster, Steve has also been featured on Fox Sports Radio 920 AM Las Vegas, CBS 2 Chicago, B2Networks and VegasTV14.
Steve earned his J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he was a staff member of the Temple Law Review. Steve is currently admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and focuses his practice on premises liability and sports law in Philadelphia at McBreen and Kopko. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
In 2015, Steve was named to Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” list as one of the top 18 young lawyers in Philadelphia.
Steve was also invited to testify to the South Carolina Senate High Education Subcommittee as a Title IX expert in support of a bill to create trust funds for NCAA student-athletes and he succeeded in utilizing an emergency injunction to overturn a decision by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association barring a world-renowned Jamaican track star, Michael O’Hara, from competing in the Penn Relays.
Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In the Fall of 2010 Ben McKenna and Steve Silver, both recovering journalists, met at Temple Law School. They both loved sports and rabidly consumed sports news on the Internet. Yet they noticed a lack of coverage on the legal issues that frequently arise behind the headline in current sports news. There was a void in the legal analysis and explanations provided by traditional media. In an effort to fill that void, McKenna and Silver created The Legal Blitz in the Spring of 2011 to give a voice to sports law experts to break down the meat of the legal issues driving modern athletics. TheLegalBlitz.com officially launched later that summer and made an immediate splash in the sports law industry. Having been highlighted by Deadspin, AboveTheLaw, Yahoo Sports, The Post Game, Philadelphia City Paper, and others, The Legal Blitz continues to see its readership grow daily.
|Ben McKenna, Esq.
Ben graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and accepted a job as a morning show producer for an NBC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. There he was responsible for preparing and booking interviews, writing stories, organizing story position and length, and show timing.
After over two years of waking up at 2:30 a.m. and living near the poverty line he decided it was time for a change. Ben enrolled in Temple Law School where he received his J.D. in 2013. Currently, Ben is practices law in Pennsylvania as an assistant district attorney in the Greater Philadelphia region.
A New York native, Ben is an avid sports fan. He believes sports are not only a source of entertainment, but a vessel for cultural change and a mirror of society’s values.
Ben hopes to combine his experience in television, law, and passion for sports to make the TheLegalBlitz.com a compelling and entertaining sports law blog.
Contact Ben at email@example.com.