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Lorraine R. Silverman is a Partner with Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC. She practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law and represents individuals in the negotiation and litigation of all family law matters, including, but not limited to prenuptial agreements, separation, divorce, custody and support, and domestic violence matters. She has extensive experience representing clients in both Supreme and Family Court. As part of her practice, Ms. Silverman serves as an Attorney for Children in Albany County. Ms. Silverman was selected as an Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Silverman volunteers her time serving on a number of Committees, Boards, and participating in other civic activities throughout the community. For example, Ms. Silverman was appointed to the Albany County Bar Association’s Board of Directors where she currently serves as the Co-Chair of its Pro Bono Committee. She provides free and reduced fee legal assistance to victims of domestic violence through The Legal Project’s Pro Bono and Reduced Fee Attorney Panel, a program Ms. Silverman created when she was the managing attorney for that office. Ms. Silverman’s firm hosts a free legal clinic once per month through The Legal Project on various family law topics, and volunteers multiple times per month at the Albany County Family Court’s Help Center to provide free legal advice to litigants in need. In addition, Ms. Silverman serves as the President of School’s Out, Inc. Board of Directors, which is a before and after school program in the Town of Bethlehem for working parents. Ms. Silverman also serves as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Children and the Law, a member of NYSBA’s Family Law Section, and a member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.
In addition, Ms. Silverman also serves her community politically. In 2018, she was elected by the Albany County Democratic Committee to serve as Treasurer, and she has been a Committee Person for the Bethlehem Democratic Committee since 2017. She served as Treasurer for a successful Democratic New York State Supreme Court Judicial Candidate. She served on the ACDC Law Committee, and served as the Secretary for the 2018 New York Third Judicial District Convention of the Democratic Party.
Ms. Silverman has also lectured for Certified Legal Education (CLE) programs sponsored by the Appellate Division Third Judicial Department’s Office of Attorneys for Children, New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, Empire Justice Center, and The Legal Project. Ms. Silverman has also provided educational trainings for the community on various topics related to matrimonial and family law.
Ms. Silverman graduated cum laude from Ithaca College. She then went on to receive her J.D. degree with a concentration in family and elder law from Albany Law School, where she received the Martin H. Belsky Graduation Prize for Commitment to Public Interest.
Ms. Silverman resides in Delmar, New York with her husband, Adam, their 9-year-old son, and their dog, Finley.