Class of 1949
Judge, Municipal Court of Atlanta
Murray M. Silver, was born in Savannah, Ga., on October 15, 1929. He attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, Richard Arnold Junior High School, Benedictine Military School , Armstrong, and the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating in 1953.
Silver enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He is the founder of the Savannah Legal Aid Society He was named to Who's Who in American Law in 1978;
Silver was appointed General Counsel for the Georgia Department of Labor in 1967 and served three years with distinction before returning to private practice in Atlanta, Ga. He has been a member of the Georgia Bar for 44 years and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, Court of Appeals, and 10 United States District Courts
Silver was appointed as a Judge in the Municipal Court of Atlanta by Mayor Andrew J. Young, Jr. and served eight years with distinction. As a prominent trial lawyer, he has handed over 3,000 civil and criminal cases in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and numerous foreign countries.
Silver’s clients from all walks of life, including: Dr. William B. Shockley, a Nobel Laureate, Civil Rights Leaders Sports Stars, Entertainers, five "Godfathers," and the "Worlds Biggest Drug Trafficker." He is the author of "Daddy King and Me," a non-fiction about his time with Martin Luther King, Jr.
Silver is counsel to Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and President and founding member of the Board of Directors for the King Center for Non-Violent Social Change.