Barbara Oaks Silver

Barbara Oaks Silver

  • Partner


Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%


Barbara Oaks Silver is a partner in the firm, with her practice focused on the areas of Family Law and Estate and Financial Planning. Before joining the Firm in 1991, Ms. Silver worked as a partner with her husband, Edward W. Silver, in their own Philadelphia Law Firm.

In 1999, Ms. Silver was one of the 154 attorneys chosen by her peers as a Best Lawyer in Philadelphia Magazine. She was also named as one of the Top 50 women lawyers in Pennsylvania. Ms. Silver was has been named a Super Lawyer by her colleagues.


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1969
    • Honors: First in Class
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1969

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1969 to Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 1969 to Present


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®

Classes & Seminars

  • Ms. Silver has lectured and taught many courses throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, primarily focusing on Family Law and Estate Planning.
  • Former Professor of Corporate Law at the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia
  • The Law, The Community and You, Temple U, Center City, TARP Div
  • Practical Law & Money, Gershman Y

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Facilitator and teacher of the course titled “The Law, The Community and You” through Temple University Center City, TARP Division
  • Created and taught “Practical Law & Money” to over 1,400 women at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia
  • Past Chair of the Board of Friends of Curtis Institute of Music
  • Member of Executive Board of Stokowski Society
  • Creator and instructor of practical law and finance course designed especially for women at the Institute of Awareness in Philadelphia
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for several community organizations

Past Positions

  • Silver & Silver, Partner


  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa