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Susan Silber founded the law firm of Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev, P.A., a general practice law firm in Takoma Park, Maryland, over 30 years.  She is license to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and New York.  Susan provides representation in all areas of family law, adoptions, estate planning, employment, civil rights, and as a mediator and collaborative attorney.  She also is the City Attorney for Takoma Park and Mount Rainier, and a past-president of the Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. State & Local Law: 25%
  3. Employment: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

7000 Carroll Avenue
Suite 200
Takoma Park, MD, 20912-4437


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Service AwardGAYLAW2010
Lifetime Achievement AwardChildren of Lesbian and Gays (COLAGE).N/A
Maryland SuperlawyerSuper LawyersN/A
D.C SuperlawyerSuper LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerSilber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev, Pa1982 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Advisory Council of the National Center for Lesbian RightsMemberN/A
Montgomery County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Prince George's County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Women's Bar Association of MarylandN/AN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Lesbian and Gay Law AssociationN/AN/A
International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)N/AN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionN/AN/A
National Lawyers GuildN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington BladeMaryland Marriage: Celebration and Legal Realities2013
Washington BladeMarriage in Md.: Celebrations and Considerations2012
Maryland Domestic Law ReportGay Marriage in Maryland - What Lies Ahead2012
Washington BladeLegal Protections for Our Families.2011
Premarital Agreements and Contracts for Living Together (MICPEL)Premarital Agreements and Contracts for Living Together1992
Human Aspects in Office AutomationClerical Health and Safety: Strategies and Activities by Public Sector Unions1984
Women's Legal Defense FundRights of WaitressesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Podcast on WOMANTALKLIVEOut at Work: A Conversation About Being Openly Gay in the Workplace, a Conscious Conversations Cafe Show.2012