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Director of Professional Development

Susan Silverman

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Susan is an experienced attorney, entrepreneur, and executive coach.  She is also skilled in talent management and performance evaluation from her tenure at a global law firm and a medium size firm.

Susan began her career practicing commercial litigation for six years.  After leaving the practice, she founded and was principal of a legal career counseling and coaching company.  In addition, Susan was Co-Chair of the Career Assistance Committee at the Chicago Bar Association for 4 years.  Thereafter, she was involved in talent management and performance evaluation when she joined a global law firm and a medium size firm.  Susan has coached numerous executives and attorneys.  She is a certified practitioner of several assessments on leadership, personality, and emotional intelligence that she administers and interprets to provide advice to and coach on with her clients.


  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.S.


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Admitted to Practice in Illinois
  • Member, Professional Development Consortium (PDC)
  • Member, Recruitment and Training Committee, Center for Disability & Elder Law Winter Awards Benefit – 2013-17
  • Vice-Chair, CBA Young Lawyers Section Career Assistance Committee – 2011-16
“Coaching: Helping Unlock Your Own Potential,” May/June 2021 CBA Record

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