I received an undergraduate degree from George Washington University and a law degree from Emory University School of Law. I spent many years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and as Trial Counsel for the New York Stock Exchange. I clerked for a Federal District Judge in the Eastern District of New York and worked as a civil trial litigator for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. After starting my own family and volunteering in the local school district, I re-directed my legal training and practice of law to dedicate myself to helping private and foster families and children with adoption goals. I also serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Westchester County, advocating for abused and neglected children and as an Ambassador to The Miracle Foundation, working to better the lives of orphans in India.
Joining me in September 2016, as an Associate Attorney, is Leslie Silver Hoffman. Leslie received an undergraduate degree from Union College, a master's degree in social work from the New York University School of Social Work and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. As a social worker, Leslie counseled children and families affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. She started her legal career at the Peter Cicchino Youth Project of the Urban Justice Center, where she represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless youth and worked on systemic reform of the foster care and juvenile justice systems. She also served as an attorney at the HIV Law Project representing people living with HIV. Leslie continued her work with children and families as a CASA, providing services to youth in foster care. Leslie will bring her exceptionally compassionate and professional demeanor to assist you on your adoption journey and it is a privilege to have her join the firm.