Jeffrey A. Silver - Dickinson Wright PLLC

Jeffrey A. Silver

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Mr. Silver's practice focuses on every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning matters, contractor licensing and transportation law.

Mr. Silver’s representative clients include Gaming Laboratories International, Dubai World, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Tuscany Hotel & Casino, Riverside Resort (Laughlin, NV), Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino (Reno, NV), Century Gaming Technologies, Bell Transportation, Ryan's Express, TopGolf International, Gaming Laboratories International, Sega Sammy Holdings (Japan), Olympia Gaming (Sparks, NV), Las Vegas Sands, Westgate Resorts, Short Line Gaming, Speedee Marts and Hash House A-Go-Go restaurants. He has testified before the Nevada Legislature and U. S. Congressional sub-committees on gaming law issues and has consulted on gaming regulatory matters in several jurisdictions.

Mr. Silver served as a former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney heading the Consumer Affairs and White Collar Crimes Division and was the resident Las Vegas Member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board during the state's tumultuous period of developing regulatory oversight. He is a Member, Counsellor and former President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). He currently serves as Chairman of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (Mob Museum). He is a Member and former Chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and former Secretary and Director of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). He also held positions at various resort hotels, such as COO and General Counsel for the Landmark Hotel & Casino, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Riviera Hotel & Casino and Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Caesars Palace.

Mr. Silver, formerly a Certified Public Accountant (now inactive) was also named a Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use & Zoning Law, Las Vegas in 2012 and "Lawyer of the Year" for Administrative / Regulatory Law, Las Vegas in 2013 and 2015.

Northwestern UniversityUniversity of San Diego School of LawJ.D. 1971
International Association of Gaming AdvisorsLas Vegas EventsAmerican Bar Association's Gaming Law CommitteeChamber’s Insurance and Benefits, LLCGreater Las Vegas Chamber of CommerceLas Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthorityUnited States Travel and Tourism Advisory BoardLas Vegas FBI Citizens Academy Alumni AssociationNational Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum)Boulder Dam Area Council of Boy ScoutsWilliam McCool Science Center FoundationUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and ResourcesUNLV Boyd Law School Advisory Board

Case History

Gaming Experience — Mr. Silver’s representative clients include Gaming Laboratories International, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Dubai World, Las Vegas Sands, Tuscany Hotel & Casino, Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino (Reno), Bell Transportation, Century Gaming Technologies and Sega Sammy Holding, Inc. (Japan)

Office Location

8363 West Sunset Road, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89113
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Las Vegas Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Las Vegas Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Las Vegas Metro Area
Jeffrey A. Silver has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Jeffrey A. Silver has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Jeffrey A. Silver has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law (Liquor, Regulatory)
Gaming Law (Administrative, Casino, Internet Casino Law, Licensing)
Land Use and Zoning Law (Administrative, Land Use, Zoning)

Other Information

Gender: Male