About Lorraine (she/her/hers)
Primary Practice Area
Lorraine R. Silverman is a Partner with Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC. She practices exclusively in the field of New York Divorce and New York Family Law and represents individuals in the negotiation and litigation of all New York family law matters, including, but not limited to New York divorce, New York child custody, New York child support, New York spousal support, New York domestic violence (New York Family Court Orders of Protection) matters, New York intimate partner companion animal (“pet”) custody disputes, and New York prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She has extensive experience representing clients in both Supreme and Family Court. As part of her practice, Attorney Lorraine Silverman also serves as an Attorney for Children in Albany County. Attorney Lorraine Silverman was selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016 – Present.
In addition to her private practice, Attorney Lorraine Silverman serves on a number of Committees, Boards, and participates in other volunteer civic activities throughout the community. For example, Attorney Lorraine Silverman was appointed to the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Children & the Law (https://nysba.org/committees/committee-on-children-and-the-law/) where she has served as the Committee Chair from June of 2019 to the Present. In 2021, she was appointed to the New York State Bar Association’s Committee to Review Judicial Nominations (https://nysba.org/committees/committee-to-review-judicial-nominations/), where she continues to serve to the present. She was also appointed to the Albany County Bar Association’s (https://albanycountybar.org/) Board of Directors where she currently serves as Treasurer, as Chair of its Pro Bono Committee, and as a Member of its Racial Justice Committee. Attorney Lorraine Silverman serves as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section’s Committee on Domestic Violence, and as member of the Cyber & Sexual Assault Task Force (www.nysba.org). Finally, Attorney Lorraine Silverman provides free and reduced fee legal assistance to victims of domestic violence through The Legal Project’s Pro Bono and Reduced Fee Attorney Panel (www.legalproject.org). Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC hosts a free legal clinic once per month through The Legal Project on various family law topics, and our Attorneys volunteer multiple times per month at the Albany County Bar Association’s Family Court Virtual Help Center to provide free legal advice to litigants in need.
Attorney Lorraine Silverman has also lectured for Certified Legal Education (CLE) programs sponsored by the Appellate Division Third Judicial Department’s Office of Attorneys for Children, the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the Empire Justice Center, and The Legal Project. Attorney Lorraine Silverman has also provided educational trainings for the community on various topics related to New York divorce and family law.
Attorney Lorraine Silverman also serves her community politically. In 2018, she was elected by the Albany County Democratic Committee to serve on the Executive Board as Treasurer, she served as a Bethlehem Democratic Committee Person from 2017 to February 2022. In 2018, she served as Treasurer for a successful Democratic New York State Supreme Court Judicial Candidate. She served as Chair of the Albany County Democratic Committee’s 2018 Law Committee, and as Co-Chair of the 2021 Law Committee. She also served as Secretary for the 2018 and 2021 New York Third Judicial District Convention of the Democratic Party.
Attorney Lorraine 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.