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  • Irresolute Commitment

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    Posted by Dave

    Hired attorney

    Mr Silva represents loyalty to his clients. I was acquitted by a jury for DWI in a case spanning nearly six years - a deserving outcome that never could have happened without Silva and his staff battling a system so obviously and erroneously stacked against anyone charged with DWI. His dedication throughout the process was unyielding. My opinion of Silva's character includes honor, respect, and brilliance. He wins by articulating the law - not through intimidation. He is polished and mannerly to a jury and creative in his arguments. Towards the prosecution, Silva is diplomatic yet cautious, never leaving his credibility subject to scrutiny by a juror. Above all, he's affordable. Silva never once added costs- he just stayed the course. An impeccable attorney who projects success.

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Dave: Your case was a truly remarkable case that I will never forget. It is amazing to me how long it took to get the case in front of a jury. Even more unbelievable is that the State couldn't let it go. I am happy the jury spoke the truth and I am happy I was able to represent you. If you ever need anything, or know someone who does, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best of luck in your career!”
  • Very Grateful for Matt Silva!

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    Posted by Norm

    Hired attorney

    I was very recently found not guilty of two duplicate charges. The charges would have been detrimental to my career. I have grown up, worked around (Not In) and supported law enforcement my entire life. The reason I hired Mr. Silva is because I was charged, in my opinion, erroneously, via a warrant issued from the Magistrate in Onslow county NC. I had no recourse and no other options but to hire an attorney. I didn't shop around but I did ask around. I felt from the beginning that Mr. Silva was the best choice. During the consultation I quickly became confident that he was the one I needed to fight for me. I am convinced, now that it's over, that I would not have stood a chance without his guidance, direction and ultimately his knowledge and expertise. Mr. Silva is a fair and balanced man that is courteous and professional on all levels. He displayed this time and time again throughout the entire process. I was dismayed at the arrogance and rudeness of the folks we were up against, yet Mr. Silva never lowered himself to their level. He is absolutely a premier attorney and while I never intend to be charged again I would immediately hire him, no questions asked. I'm eternally grateful to him. Norm Chandler

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Mr. Chandler: Thank you for the great review. I know it was a stressful situation, but you were within your rights. I am happy at the outcome and I look forward to working with you in the future. If you have friends or family that need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me or my firm. Best of luck to you and your family!”
  • Not Guilty and so much more!

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    Posted by Dustin

    Hired attorney

    Most are willing to tolerate a certain level of conflict in order to reach the outcome of choice; however, Mr. Silva and his associates deliver the highest level of legal proficiency and professional conduct. I was arrested in April 2015 for DWI and went to trial in November 2015. Leading up to trial, Mr. Silva and his staff kept me and my wife up to date on all court proceedings and trial preparations. As a law school graduate myself, I have a certain level of familiarity with the process that my wife does not. In my mind, Mr. Silva set himself apart from all his contemporaries during his interactions with my wife, who was both a corroborating and character witness in my case. She had extreme anxiety about testifying. Mr. Silva treated her with a delicate and courteous demeanor that alleviated her anxiety while encouraging her confidence. During trial, Mr. Silva demonstrated a commanding knowledge of the pertinent case law and zealously advocated for our side. I would unequivocally recommend Mr. Silva and his associates to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Dustin: I very happy the case was found Not Guilty. I believe we got a fair shake and I am also happy the case was dismissed by the judge prior to closing arguments. It would have been nice if the judge could have ruled on our motion prior to trial, but a win is a win. I hope this outcome helps you and your wife in your lofty ambitions. I wish you all the best in your career pursuits. If you, or anyone you know, ever need anything, please contact our firm. Best of luck!”
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

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    Posted by Natalie

    Hired attorney

    I recently hired Matt Silva to represent me for a misdemeanor charge. I quickly discovered how lucky I was to have acquired his representation. Matt is tenacious and an extremely experienced defender, who brings unyielding loyalty to his clients. Matt was very easy to communicate with, during my initial consult. He stayed focused, took notes and actually listened. Matt guided me through the process of building my case and properly providing evidence. During my consult, I learned Matt was a former prosecutor and extremely diverse in the judicial process. At that moment all my anxiousness and worry went way. I refer to Matt’s staff as gladiators. They were prompt to return my calls, emails and continuously kept me updated during the entire process. Matt Silva was a vicious pittbull while defending me. Matt comes across as confident for a reason. He is the TOP criminal defense attorney in North Carolina. I have already referred people to Matt Silva and will never recommend anyone in the state of North Carolina, except Matt Silva. A simple 5 star review of Matt is insulting as he exceeded the standards that are set for a normal attorney.

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Thank you very much, Natalie! I enjoyed working with you very much and appreciate all the referrals you have sent my way. I am very pleased with the outcome of your case and enjoyed the trial. In fact, it was probably the funnest trial I have had in a long time. I know it was a stressful endeavor for you, but I am glad you can move past that situation!”
  • Best Attorney in Onslow County

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    Posted by Ryan

    Hired attorney

    Absolutely the best Attorney in Onslow County, he went above and beyond to help me. If your looking for an Attorney that really knows the laws and will do his absolute best to help you in every way possible then look no further, Matt Silva is definitely your guy.

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Thanks a million, Ryan! I know this was a long and difficult road for you and I am happy that it is finally over. I wish you and your family the best of luck in all your future endeavors! If you ever need anything, or know someone that does, please give us a call.”
  • Initial counsel

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    Posted by a client

    Hired attorney

    We had our initial counsel today and the professionalism by Matt and and his staff was best service ever he immediately made me feel comfortable and felt like everything was ok. My wife and I left his office feeling great I knew immediately that every think was ok was feel such a relief having Matt and his team working with us! Thank you Matt so much! Also thank you William for your professionalism we feel great satisfaction having you and Matt on our side! If you ever need a lawyer this is place to come!

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Wow. Thank you for the great review! I don't think I have ever received a review before doing the work! You didn't use your name, so I won't either. I promise that we are going to put all our effort toward your case. I will also do my best to assist the prosecution of the man who started this whole scenario. I look forward to working with you!”
  • Best Legal Representation ever!

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    Posted by Joanne

    Hired attorney

    Mr. Silva is in a league of his own! He is honest & fairly priced. Can't say enough good things about him! He has helped me so much, I'm forever grateful for his services. Mr. Silva is the best attorney in onslow county!

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Joanne: Thank you for the great reviews on Avvo and Google. I appreciate the feedback! I am always available if you ever need anything. I am really happy that we were able to get your situation worked out and that you no longer have to worry about this situation. Best of luck in all your future endeavors!”
  • Swift Justice, Highly Recommended!

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    Posted by Colt

    Hired attorney

    I was charged with a high level misdemeanor and found Mr. Silva through a recommendation. What a recommendation it was! He immediately began working on my case and kept me up to date with the information that was found. He's extremely friendly and can break things down for those not so savvy with the law. Not to mention dominating the trial and obtaining a not guilty verdict. Mr. Silva is definitely one of the best attorneys out there if not the best. Thanks again!

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Colt: I am happy that situation was able to be resolved relatively quickly. I also really enjoyed the trial . . . I am not happy you had to be involved, but I really enjoyed how well you and the rest of the witnesses did on the stand. I hope you and your family can move forward in peace (without the aggravation that caused this whole mess!). Thank you for the review and remember if there is anything I or my firm can do for you, or someone you know, please call us! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!”
  • Client's Best Interest First

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    Posted by a client

    Hired attorney

    Matt took me on as a client while I was facing a life ruining charge with optimism and encouragement. He even took time out of his weekend to meet with me. He explained my options and which routes were the most viable and advantageous for my case. No BS, he won't be the guy that just tells you what you want to hear.
    Silva knows the courtroom like the back of his hand and has a great rapport with the court staff. He took me from one of the lowest points in my life and gave me a second chance. If you want an attorney who will FIGHT for the best deal he can, Matt Silva is your man. He saved my life.

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “You didn't use your name, so I will not either. I am incredibly pleased with the outcome! I know what a horrible and terrifying predicament you were in. I am glad that it is over for you and I am happy that you can move on with your career plan. If you ever need anything, or know someone that does, please feel free to contact me or my office. Again, best of luck in all your future endeavors!”
  • Best Attorney In NC

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    Posted by Michael

    After earing my Bachelor & Master degrees, I was faced with a serious hurdle - my felony conviction from 10 years prior. After contacting numerous lawyers in the area who were either unwilling or unable to provide any help, I finally found Mr. Silva. Mr. Silva's credentials were impeccable and as a result, I hired him after our consultation. The best part of my experience with Mr. Silva was his professionalism and customer service AFTER being retained. In my particular case, the legal process would take roughly 3 years. During the course of this process, Mr. Silva was always a phone call away. Messages were always met with timely responses. Meetings were scheduled and kept. Plans which were developed together were acted upon. Updates were in real time. This emphasis on his clients is what separates Mr. Silva from the rest of the pack. Mr. Silva reviewed the case, found several legal discrepancies, was then able to have the case reopened, my felony conviction was overturned, and now my record is being expunged. Mr. Silva's dedication to his clients and skill sets are unmatched in Jacksonville, NC. If you are looking for an attorney who will not only get results, but also treat you with the highest level of customer service, look no further than Mr. Silva as your attorney.

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    Matthew Vernon Silva’s response: “Michael: Thank you for the positive review. I am very happy that we were able to reopen your case and get the felony conviction dismissed. I know it was a long road, but the results were worth it! Best of luck to you and all of your endeavors! If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to call.”