5.0 stars 71 totalReview Matthew Silva
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.