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Sylvia Lavada Hackett

Sylvia Lavada Hackett, American lawyer. Bar: Maryland 1972, District of Columbia 1981. Fellowship National Endowment for the Humanities, University Iowa, 1978.


  • Hackett, Sylvia Lavada was born on March 22, 1938 in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Alfred Mobray and Hazel Virginia (Sard) Hackett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wake Forest University, 1959. Juris Doctor, University Baltimore, 1972.


    • Caseworker Department of Social Services, Towson, Maryland, 1959-1967. Probation officer Circuit Court, 1967-1972. Attorney, supervisor support & custody division Baltimore County Circuit Court, 1972-1991.

      Sole practice Baltimore County, from 1972. Board directors Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc., Baltimore.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland 1972, District of Columbia 1981.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member advisory committee on adoption State of Maryland, Baltimore, 1977-1991. Regional delegate diocesan council, Episcopal Diocese Maryland, 1983-1986, chairman program and budget, 1985-1986. Member Governor's Task Force to Study Adoption Laws, 1985-1987.

    Member American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Women's Bar Association Maryland, District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Family and Conciliation Courts, Academy Family Mediators, University Baltimore Alumni (board governors), Iota Tau Tau.


    • father: Alfred Mobray Hackett
    • mother: Hazel Virginia (Sard) Hackett
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    Died March 13, 2005
    (aged 66)