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



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    I met Marcia probably 20 years ago when she was a DA and I was a defense attorney. I know her work as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. She is an excellent lawyer. She is very dedicated to her clients and gets amazing results. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any potential defendant looking for a criminal defense lawyer.


    Richard Shikman
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  • C. Zadik Shapiro

    Marcia Silver is is a great lawyer. She is intelligent. She knows the law and she really cares about her clients.


    C. Shapiro Criminal Defense Attorney
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Attorney At Law

15 Boardman Pl
San Francisco, CA, 94103-4727


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015
DCInactive 200411/29/2015
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