Harvey A. Silverglate is a prominent civil rights and criminal defense lawyer who has dedicated his career to protecting individuals’ civil liberties. Throughout his storied career, he has received numerous honors and awards for his tireless commitment to the law.
As early as the 1970s, Silverglate received recognition for his work. In 1975, he received the “Soaring Eagle” award from Manhattan College. This distinction is granted to one alumnus every year for their professional and civic accomplishments. Two years later, Silverglate was awarded the Cambridge Civic Award for his contributions to the civil rights community in Cambridge, MA.
Silverglate has also been honored nationally for his work. In 2006, he was chosen by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to receive the Liberty Defender Award. This award is given in recognition of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to freedom and justice. To add to that, in 2014, The Atlantic magazine recognized Silverglate’s accomplishments by awarding him one of its Atlantic Citizens Awards.
Most recently, Silverglate continues to receive recognition for his dedication to creating a more just and equitable society. In 2017, he was honored with the Massachusetts State Senate’s Liberty and Justice Award for his inspirational and exemplary work. Additionally, in 2021, he was inducted into the Citizen’s Hall of Fame, celebrating his accomplishments, impact, and legacy.
Throughout Harvey Silverglate’s lengthy career, he has been recognized for his contributions to freedom and justice. He has been awarded the “Soaring Eagle” and the Cambridge Civic Awards in the 1970s, the ACLU’s Liberty Defender Award in 2006, The Atlantic’s Atlantic Citizens Award in 2014, the Massachusetts State Senate’s Liberty and Justice Award in 2017 and was inducted into the Citizen’s Hall of Fame in 2021. His commitment to creating a more just and equitable society has earned him widespread accolades that are incredibly well deserved.