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Paula S. Silverstein has two decades of experience representing clients with their personal injury, family law and domestic matters and general civil litigation. If you are living in the Central Pennsylvania area including York and Lancaster and have been injured in a car acccident, facing divorce or any domestic issue, been convicted of a crime or any related law matter, contact Paula S. Silverstein today. Attorney Silverstein in married to her law partner, Bernard Ilkhanoff. They have been in their law practice together since 1999. Attorney Silverstein was an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, then worked for Post & Schell, a large Philadelphia based law firm and then in house counsel for the St. Paul and then opened a private practice.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    24 years, 700 cases
  3. Family: 30%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Contingent (25-35%)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Kathryn I. Nonas-Hunter

    I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent example of a great family law attorney. We have worked together on several cases and I am confident that she gives each of her clients sound legal advice.


    Kathryn Nonas-Hunter Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M. Ogden

    I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on several matters and Paula is always on time, well prepared and a zealous advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her.


    John Ogden DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ilkhanoff & Silverstein

135 N. George Street
Suite 223
York, PA, 17401

Ilkhanoff & Silverstein

249 South Main Street
Shrewsbury, PA, 17361

Ilkhanoff & Silverstein

2085 State Street
East Petersburg, PA, 17520



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jeremiah Sullivan Black Barrister AwardYork County Bar Foundation2014
Pro Bono Service to the CommunityYork County Bar Foundation2012
Volunteer of the YearYork YMCA2010
Pro Bono Service to the CommunityBar Foundation2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerIlkhanoff & SIlverstein1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary Club of Lancaster - SunriseMember2014 - Present
YMCA Southern York BranchChairperson2012 - 2013
YMCA Southern BranchChair of Special Needs Committee2011 - 2012
YMCA Southern BranchBoard of Directors2010 - 2013
York County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2013
York County Bar AssociationDirector on the Board2008 - 2013
York County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section ChairN/A
York County Bar AssociationSolo and Small Firm Co-ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody Casessuccessful results in many of our domestic cases
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling the custody case pro bono, teaching other attorneysCustody2013
Paul Smith Library, York VoTechnical, Hope Support GroupFamily Law, Wills, Powers of AttorneyN/A