Bernard Ilkhanoff graduated from Frostburg State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish (double major) in May 1986. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Ilkhanoff worked for a major Washington, DC law firm as a Legal Assistant concentrating in corporate-based Immigration Law. Beginning his legal education at Temple University School of Law in 1991, Mr. Ilkhanoff participated in Temple's nationally renowned Trial Advocacy Program, and served as Associate Editor on the Temple University International & Comperative Law Journal. He has also been named in Super Lawyers.
Mr. Ilkhanoff completed summer internships as a law clerk with the Honorable Herbert F. Murray, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland and as a summer associate with Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Law Department.
Mr. Ilkhanoff graduated law school in 1994, and was appointed as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Baltimore's Law Department. One of about 65 attorneys, Mr. Ilkhanoff was assigned to represent the Baltimore Police Department and it's Police Commissioner involving a myriad of legal matters including advice and counsel, defense litigation and administrative prosecutions to name a few. Mr. Ilkhanoff appeared in both state and federal trial and appellate courts where he established a winning record. Several of Mr. Ilkhanoff's cases have been reported in the Maryland appellate courts.
Mr. Ilkhanoff won the Rising Star award in litigation through Super Lawyers, he also won the 2011 Jeremiah Sullivan Black Barrister Award. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association. Not to mention, he was recently admitted to appear before the United States Supreme Court. Now, he can practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. and the Supreme Court Justices on motion.
On a personal note, Mr. Ilkhanoff is married to his law partner, Paula S. Silverstein. His interests include sports, traveling, dining and reading.