In Memoriam

Barbara Oaks Silver, a beloved and respected long-time partner of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP passed away on August 21, 2022. Barbara was a trailblazer in the legal profession, paving the way for generations of women. She graduated at the top of her class at Temple University School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1969 while raising her son, Robert, as a single mother. She became one of the top-rated family law attorneys in the Philadelphia area while also practicing estate law with great skill. Barbara joined the firm in 1991 with her husband, the late Edward Silver, and practiced law until shortly before her death. She was charismatic, creative, and witty, and invested her energy and talents in settling cases without litigation. Her dynamic personality and exemplary practice of law will remain ingrained in the firm’s values and culture. We at Astor Weiss were honored and privileged to have had her as a colleague. We will miss her dearly.

Photo of Barbara Oaks Silver