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I am a partner of the law firm Silva, Sweet & Kiernan and we service North Carolina's 4th Judicial District which includes Onslow, Jones, Duplin and Sampson Counties. In a very short time I have been blessed with the opportunity to gain value experience that I will put to use in representing you in your legal matter. As a prosecutor for North Carolina's 4th Prosecutorial District I had the opporunity to try cases rangning from traffic tickets to Second Degree Murder, many of which were trials by jury. Early on I had the opportunity to practice DWI Law in three different counties for the 4th District, including Jones, Onslow, and Duplin Counties. Currently, I serve the State of North Carolina in the 30th Heavy Armored Brigade as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) where I provide a wide range of services to the North Carolina National Guard.  I bring energy and passion in my representation of my clients and I never forget that I am the one lucky to have them, not the other way around. My firm has the unique ability of taking care of all your legal needs, or finding someone who can! If you are looking for help in your time of need give me a call and allow me the honor of assisting you.  


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years, 600 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    4 years, 35 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    3 years, 10 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    4 years, 6 cases



Contingent (25-33%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

2416 Commerce Road
Jacksonville, NC, 28546


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Carolina Justice AcademyConcealed Carry Firearms Instructor2013
Certificate of Completion- Forensic EvidenceNational District Attorneys Association2012
Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science National Honor SocietyUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerSilva & Sweet, PLLC2012 - Present
Judge Advocate General (JAG)North Carolina National Guard2012 - Present
Assistant District Attorney4th Prosecutorial District2010 - 2012
AssociateThe Villaver Law Firm2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Onslow County Board of ElectionsBoard Member2013 - Present
Jacksonville Christian AcademyBoard Member2012 - Present
Onslow County Pregnancy Resource CenterBoard Member2010 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of North Carolina vs. Eric MarslenderGuilty
State v. Bryan GullettGuilty
State vs. William ConnerPlea of Guilty to lesser charge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Liberty University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jacksonville Christian Academy GraduationGraduation2012
Christian Worldview Conference- JacksonvilleThe History of the Western Legal Tradition2011