Jacqueline W. Silbermann retired from the judiciary in December 2008 after having served as a judge for twenty-five years, twenty of which were in the matrimonial parts. For almost ten of these years she served as the Administrative Judge for Matrimonial Matters on a statewide basis. During the maturation of the equitable distribution laws in New York and changing concepts of family and custody she was at the forefront of that development. During that time she was one of the most respected and honored jurists in the field. After her departure from the bench she returned to private practice, handling complex cases as an advocate and also serving as a mediator, arbitrator or Special Master.
She is an active member of numerous bar associations including the City Bar, The New York Women’s Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the New York State Association of Women Judges. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and currently serves as Vice President of the Fordham Law Alumni Association. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of subjects related to family law, trial practice and ethics.