550 West "C" Street # 700

San Diego, CA 92101

Abby Silverman Weiss, Esq.


A knowledgeable, effective and skilled problem solver is essential to a successful mediation. As a mediator I design each session to suit the complexity of the issues, the size of the problem and the expectations of the participants. This creates trust, assures respect and allows for agreement.


Abby Silverman has been a full time mediator, arbitrator and consultant since June 2009, when she opened her own practice after a 30-year career in litigation, dispute resolution and counseling.

Abby Silverman’s current practice is built on a long and successful career in litigation, dispute resolutions and counseling. Her prior law practice with Baker & McKenzie, LLP, a leading international law firm, focused on employment law and related business issues, including employment relationships and agreements, corporate governance, trade secret and confidential information controversies, discrimination, and cross-border employment issues. Her background demonstrates in-depth litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience in a variety of industries—life sciences, law firms, temporary staffing and executive search firms, hospitality, retail and finance and real estate.

Having served in several law firm management roles, Abby Silverman understands both the business context and personal implications of employment and workforce issues. In addition, as a credentialed mediator and trained (MSW) social worker, her pre-law background, training and experience combine to enhance her effectiveness.

Abby Silverman serves on the boards of legal and business organizations, non-profit community boards. She believes that the balance between her professional practice and community service gives energy and perspective to both roles.

Abby Silverman has practiced law since 1979, earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been on Southern California Super Lawyer Lists and Best Lawyer in America lists since 2007 to the present.


Primary Areas of Focus

Abby Silverman Weiss mediates employment law disputes — discrimination, retaliation, employment agreements, wrongful termination and layoffs and employment-related business disputes — founder/company disputes, competition, corporate governance, trade secrets, confidentiality and unfair business practices.


Ms. Silverman Weiss’s professional recognitions include:

Best Lawyers
Listed in Best Lawyers in America – Practice Area of Mediation.
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers “AV” Preeminent Rated Lawyer Status.

Listed in San Diego Super Lawyers – Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Area