Lewis A. Silverman is Director of Externship Programs and Director of the Family Law
Clinic and Associate Professor of Clinical Law at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law
Center in Central Islip, New York. B.A., 1973, New York University; J.D., 1976, Boston
University. He served from 1976-1985 as an Assistant Suffolk County Attorney assigned to
the Family Court Bureau, including Unit Head of the Child Abuse/Neglect Unit and Deputy
Bureau Chief of the Family Court Bureau. From 1985 until joining the Law Center in 1995
he was a Hearing Examiner in Suffolk County Family Court where he presided at hearings to
determine child support and spousal support obligations. He served as President of the
New York State Hearing Examiners Association from 1988 to 1995 and had numerous decisions
published by the New York Law Journal. He has also served as chair of the New York State
Bar Association’s Committee on Social Services, as an officer of the Suffolk Academy of
Law, and the first chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Family Court Committee,
and presently serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Special Committee on LGBT
People and the Law. In addition to his duties as Director of the Family Law Clinic,
Professor Silverman also teaches courses in Family Law, Sexual Orientation and Law, Civil
Procedure, and Pre-Trial Litigation, and serves as faculty advisor to the Moot Court
Board. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law
in Hempstead, New York. Professor Silverman has published several articles and presented
at numerous conferences and programs on topics on family law and civil rights for sexual
minorities. He has served as a resource for the press and been quoted frequently imprint
and television news. He has also been recognized three times by the Suffolk County Bar
Pro Bono Foundation for his pro bono activities. Professor Silverman was also Village
Justice for the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove in Suffolk County, New York, from 1998
to 2006. 

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Same-Sex Marriage in New York, Scholarly Works (2006)