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Marcia Lynn Silver

Marcia Lynn Silver

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Expungement

About Me

I have been lawyer in San Francisco and the Bay Area since 1988.  I am a former Deputy District Attorney and have been practicing criminal law since 1990 and criminal defense since 1997.  I also have experience working at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, the California Supreme Court, Wilson, Sonsini and other civil firms.  I am a member of the California, New York and DC bars.  



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    27 years, 100 cases
  3. Expungement: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Marcia for over 15 years. I refer anyone who contacts me seeking criminal defense. She has handled a range of cases for these people, from DUI to sexual assault. She is attentive and responsive, and has gotten them excellent results.


    Bruce Nelson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Highly experienced criminal defense attorney.


    Nils Rosenquest Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Attorney At Law

15 Boardman Pl
San Francisco, CA, 94103-4727


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015
DCInactive 200407/19/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Dean's ListSanta Clara University School of Law1987
Dean's ListSanta Clara University School of Law1986
Dean's ListSanta Clara University School of Law1985
Cum LaudeUniversity of California at Santa Barbara1983
Dean's ListUniversity of California at Santa Barbara1983
Dean's ListUniversity of California at Santa Barbara1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Marcia L. Silver1993 - Present
AttorneyWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati1992 - 1993
Deputy District AttorneySan Mateo County District Attorney's Office1990 - 1991
ExternCalifornia Supreme Court1987 - 1987
AssociatePillsbury Madison & Sutro1987 - 1990
Summer AssociatePillsbury Madison & Sutro1986 - 1986

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2005
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1999 - 2005
San Francisco Bar AssociationCriminal Conflicts Attorney - Misdemeanors1999 - 2005
San Francisco Bar AssociationCriminal Conflicts Attorney - Felonies1999 - 2005

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI Trial ResultJury 11 to 1 and 9 to 3 in our favor.
Restraining Ordered Case DismissedDismissed
Won Appeal on Motion to SuppressTest result ordered inadmissible

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of California - Santa BarbaraBusiness EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
University of California - Santa BarbaraSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TV CorrespondantMurder Trial2004