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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 is also a member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District. Ms. Silverman was selected as a 2016, 2017, and 2018 Upstate New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Silverman volunteers her time to serve on a number of Committees and Boards. 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 was also selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the N.Y.S. Child Welfare Court Improvement Project. She serves as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Children and the Law, and she is a member of NYSBA’s Family Law Section where she serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Committee on Domestic Violence. She is also a member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Silverman also volunteers her time close to home by serving as President of School’s Out, Inc. Board of Directors and as a Committee Person for the Bethlehem Democratic Committee.
Prior to joining Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC, Ms. Silverman’s private practice focused exclusively upon the representation of individuals in divorce and family law matters. Prior to her career in private practice, Ms. Silverman’s practice began in the public sector, where she was the Managing Attorney for the Kathryn D. Katz Fellowship Program at The Capital District Women’s Bar Association Legal Project, Inc. (“The Legal Project”). While at The Legal Project, Ms. Silverman oversaw the Fellowship Program and the Reduced Fee Matrimonial Program, training and overseeing law students and recent law school graduates in the areas of matrimonial and family law and providing technical assistance and advice to volunteer attorneys. Ms. Silverman continues to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence through The Legal Project’s Pro Bono Attorney Panel.
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 son, and their dog.