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Michele Janine Da Silva

Michele Janine Da Silva

Practice areas:

Immigration, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Divorce & Separation, Asylum, Domestic Violence, Uncontested Divorce

About Me

Attorney Michele J. Da Silva earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Rutgers University / Douglass College in May of 2000. She earned her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) after graduating from Massachusetts School of Law in December of 2011. In June 2012, Attorney Michele Da Silva was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.


Attorney Michele Da Silva is also admitted to the United States District Court - District of Massachusetts. 


Prior to attending law school, Attorney Michele Da Silva was employed as an Executive Manager and Head Paralegal at the Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC in New York, New York where she worked from August of 2000 through December of 2008 exclusively with Immigration and Nationality Law. Specifically, Attorney Michele Da Silva worked with a wide range of individuals and employer/companies on employment based legalization and family based legalization. It was this exposure to the struggles of immigrant community combined with her passion for the law that led Attorney Michele Da Silva to pursue her Juris Doctor degree.


After graduating from Massachusetts School of Law, Attorney Michele Da Silva interned with Attorney Roger Witken, a seasoned criminal defense based out of Boston, Massachusetts.


Today, Attorney Michele Da Silva fights vigorously to defend her client’s causes. She is Of Counsel to the J.A. Denner & Associates, P.C. in the area of Immigration Law. Attorney Michele Da Silva is proud to be affiliated with Attorney Norka Schell and the Law Offices of Norka Schell, LLC to represent clients through out the east coast with all types of immigration cases. Both are known as aggressive attorneys with high standards of professionalism and legal advocacy. They are also regarded as creative lawyers who think outside the box and explore all options to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.  


Attorney Michele Da Silva's ability to speak fluently Portuguese and Spanish allows her to listen and understand each client’s unique issues and to communicate effectively with them in order to understand their objectives. 


Attorney Michele Da Silva's academic accomplishments includes being a recipient of four (4) CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Criminal Practice- Bail to Jail (2010), Consumer Protection (2010), Real Estate Financing & Conveyancing (2010), and Lawyers in Contemporary Society (2011). Today, Attorney Michele Da Silva currently holds membership with the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 



Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Immigration: 40%
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  2. White Collar Crime: 10%
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  3. Violent Crime: 10%
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  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
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  5. Other: 30%
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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Norka Maria Schell

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Da Silva is a talented and competent lawyer. She fights for her clients' rights. She ensures that her clients' are respected and are treated equally under the law.


    Norka Schell Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Da Silva Law Group

470 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 400, 4th Floor
Boston, MA, 02210



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bail to JailCALI Award2011
Lawyers in Contemporary SocietyCALI Award2011
Consumer ProtectionCALI Award2010
Real Estate Financing & ConveyancingCALI Award2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselDenner Pellegrino, LLP2012 - Present
Of CounselLaw Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC2012 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
A Semana NewspaperCriminal Disposition, Immigration and You2014
A Semana NewspapaerGreen Card Path for Victim of Domestic Violence2014
A Semana NewspaperShould I Plea - Criminal Case?2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/PiscatawayPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000