Sean Silverthorne is a certified paralegal in Hart, King & Coldren’s litigation practice group. Mr. Silverthorne got his start in the legal profession working as a file clerk from 1997-1999 at the firm of Green & Hall APC, where he learned civil procedure by reading everything that came across his desk.
Then in 1999, Mr. Silverthorne obtained his vocational certificate in Professional Paralegal Training from UC Berkeley Extension. After being certified, Mr. Silverthorne started working part-time for Hart, King & Coldren in 1999-2000 while attending Santa Ana College full-time, and left with a 3.72 GPA, thanks to the support of the firm.
Mr. Silverthorne was subsequently admitted to the University of California, Berkeley in 2001, and graduated in 2003, with a B.A. in Political Science and wrote considerable white paper during his 45 weeks of instruction under Professor A. James Gregor.
In 2003 Mr. Silverthorne relocated to Henderson, Nevada, and worked for the seminal firm of Lewis and Roca LLP in Las Vegas, where he was the only paralegal out of 60+ paralegals in the firm to work for both the litigation and business practice groups.
Having gained the knowledge of Nevada law, Mr. Silverthorne began drafting legislation on behalf of Peel Brimley LLP in 2005: NRS Chapters 108 (Mechanics’ and Materialman’s Liens), Chapter 339 (Contractors’ Bonds on Public Works) and Chapter 624 (Contractors). To this day, his work is codified.
- B.A. (Political Science), California 2003
- Certificate of Professional Paralegal Training, University of California Berkley Extension, 1999