Catherine (Kate) Silburn

Kate photo Acutely attuned to the needs of seniors and their families, Kate Silburn practices all facets of elder law, including estate planning, estate administration, probate, guardianships and conservatorships. She is a commercial litigator, as well.

Kate's unusual dual credientials of a Masters of Divinity and Juris Doctor make her uniquely qualified to help families navigate end-of-life issues. As a former Denver Hospice on-call hospice chaplains she understands the gravity of patient rights, palliative care delivery and guardianships.

Professional Experience. Prior to co-forming O'Dell & Silburn, LLC, Kate was the Executive Director of Denver Hospice's Life Quality Institute, where she was an on-call hospice chaplain until 2009. Her legal experience includes stints at Holme, Roberts & Owen, LLP's Denver office, as well as Kay & Boose, LLP, Sonnenshein, Nath & Rosenthal, American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation, Center for Constitutional Rights and New Lawyers for the Public Interest, all in New York City.

Education. Kate earned her law degree at Columbia University focusing on intellectual property and art law. Prior to law school, she graduated from Harvard University with a Masters of Divinity, where whe wrote her thesis on the repatriation of sacred objects and human remains back to Indian tribes. Her B.A. is from Fordham University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Personal. Kate is married to Vince Silburn; they have a young son, Samuel. A Crested Butte native, she likes to golf, ski, hike, garden, read, play music and cook.