Hon. Jacqueline Winter Silbermann


Hon. Jacqueline Winter Silbermann is a cum laude graduate of both Bryn Mawr and Fordham University School of Law. She was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP; Law Secretary to a Civil Court Judge; Principal Court Attorney to two Supreme Court Justices; and had a private practice. Elected to the bench in 1983, she was a NY Civil Court Judge; an Acting Supreme Court Justice; Supervising Judge of the Civil Court (1987); Administrative Judge of the NYC Civil Court (1989, the first woman in that position); Statewide
Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters (1997); Administrative Judge of the Supreme Court, Civil Term, New York County (2001); and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters (2007). In each position, she also presided over a Matrimonial Part. In 2009, upon retiring from the bench, she moved to private practice, where her concentration is in mediation, arbitration, and matrimonial law. She was Of Counsel to Blank Rome from 2009 to 2016, when she was became Counsel to Dobrish Michaels Gross LLP. She remains active in NYWBA, WBASNY, New York City Bar, NYCLA, and NYSBA. Her numerous awards include NYSBA’s Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award, the Harlan Fiske Stone Memorial Award, Benjamin N. Cardozo Award, Louis Capozzoli Gavel Award, NYWBA President’s Special Award, NYWBA Joan L. Ellenbogen Award, WBASNY Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award, and WBASNY Doris S. Hoffman Memorial Award. She is Vice President of the Fordham Law Alumni Association and received the law school’s Medal of Achievement and Dean’s Medal. She has two children and three wonderful grandchildren.