Stacey Rubin Silver joined Warren E. Silver's law practice in December, 2003, after seven years in the private practice of zoning and land use law, the last five with Lord, Bissell & Brook, a national law firm headquartered in Chicago. Ms. Silver has broad experience in zoning and land use, having worked as an urban planner before entering the practice of law. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Silver was the assistant village planner for the Village of Wheeling. In that position, she worked on current planning as well as comprehensive planning issues.
Following her tenure in Wheeling, Ms. Silver served as the staff assistant to the zoning administrator of the City of Chicago. In that position, she worked on policy issues related to zoning such as day care, group homes and home occupation ordinances. Ms. Silver entered the private practice of law following her graduation from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1996.
In the private practice of law, Ms. Silver has been involved in numerous land use and municipal matters. She has served as one of the village attorneys for the Village of Deer Park, with responsibilities ranging from Special Service Area financing to the drafting of ordinances. Besides her work with the Village of Deer Park, Ms. Silver has worked to obtain special use permits and other zoning relief for clients and has offered counsel regarding zoning procedure and zoning ordinance interpretation in a number of municipalities, including the City of Chicago.
Besides her law degree, Ms. Silver earned a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned designation as a Certified Planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Currently, Ms. Silver is a member of the governing board of City of Chicago Special Service Area #37, which administers public funds for community improvements in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor.