Women’s History Month Member Spotlight | Salihah R. Denman

Written Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Salihah R. DenmanSalihah R. Denman is the founding member and managing attorney of the Law Offices of Salihah R. Denman PLLC. She graduated from Howard University School of Law and earned an LL.M. from American University, Washington College of Law. She is currently licensed to practice in Connecticut, New York, and the Eastern and Southern United States District Courts of New York. Her practice focuses on appellate advocacy in the areas of matrimonial law, general family law, child welfare, juvenile delinquency, and civil litigation. Attorney Denman is also a visiting professor of Law at New York Law School where she teaches legal practice. She has served as guest faculty for CLE programs sponsored by New York’s Second Department and Office of Attorneys for Children. Prior to private practice, Attorney Denman served as an assistant county attorney for the Westchester County Attorney’s Office, Family Court Bureau, and as an agency attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services

Attorney Denman is actively involved in bar associations in both Connecticut and New York. She is a member of the CBA’s Appellate Advocacy Section Executive Committee and is appointed to its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee. She is co-vice-chair of the Family Law Section of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and is the chair of the section’s Article 10 Subcommittee. She is actively involved in the New York Women’s Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She serves on the Board of the Westchester Black Bar Association, where she also serves as chair of the Fundraising Sub-Committee of the association’s Ad Hoc Committee to Commission an Oil Painting of the Honorable Samuel D. Walker. She is also a member of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association.

Attorney Denman is an immigrant from Suriname who speaks fluent She is dedicated to increasing diversity in the profession.  She mentors students through the Appellate Project and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. She is a founding stakeholder of the Pipeline Diversity Initiative, a program for the New York State Judicial Institute. She also volunteers her time coaching for New York Law School’s Black Law Student Association Moot Court Team.