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Attorney Michele J. Da Silva earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Rutgers University / Douglass College in May of 2000. She earned her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) after graduating from Massachusetts School of Law and is admitted to both the Massachusetts Bar and United States District Court – District of Massachusetts



Prior to attending law school, Attorney Michele Da Silva was employed as an Executive Manager and Head Paralegal at the Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC in New York, New York where she worked from August of 2000 through December of 2008 exclusively with Immigration and Nationality Law. Specifically, Attorney Michele Da Silva worked with a wide range of individuals as well as U.S. companies on employment based legalization and family based legalization. It was this exposure to the struggles of immigrant community combined with her passion for the law that led Attorney Michele Da Silva to pursue her Juris Doctor degree.


After graduating from Massachusetts School of Law, Attorney Michele Da Silva interned with Attorney Roger Witken, a seasoned criminal defense based out of Boston, Massachusetts.


Today, Attorney Michele Da Silva fights vigorously to defend her client’s causes in the areas of immigration law and criminal defense. She is the principal/owner of Da Silva Law Group with offices located in Boston and Framingham, Massachusetts.


Attorney Michele Da Silva is proud to be affiliated with Attorney Norka Schell and the Law Offices of Norka Schell, LLC with offices in New York City and White Plains, NY to represent clients throughout the east coast with all types of immigration cases. Both are known as aggressive attorneys with high standards of professionalism and legal advocacy. They are also regarded as creative lawyers who think outside the box and explore all options to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.  


Attorney Michele Da Silva's ability to speak fluently Portuguese and Spanish allows her to listen and understand each client’s unique issues and to communicate effectively with them in order to understand their objectives. 


Attorney Michele Da Silva's academic accomplishments includes being a recipient of four (4) CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Criminal Practice- Bail to Jail (2010), Consumer Protection (2010), Real Estate Financing & Conveyancing (2010), and Lawyers in Contemporary Society (2011). Today, Attorney Michele Da Silva currently holds membership with the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Attorney Michele Da Silva also frequently writes legal articles for publication in the Brazilian Times Newspaper as well as the Asemana Newspaper.


Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 40%
    1 year
  2. White Collar Crime: 10%
    1 year
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    1 year
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    1 year
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Attorney DaSilva is a highly qualified criminal defense and Immigration attorney. I recommend her always.


    Michael Foglia
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Norka Maria Schell

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Da Silva is a talented and competent lawyer. She fights for her clients' rights. She ensures that her clients' are respected and are treated equally under the law.


    Norka Schell Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Da Silva Law Group

470 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 400, 4th Floor
Boston, MA, 02210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bail to JailCALI Award2011
Lawyers in Contemporary SocietyCALI Award2011
Consumer ProtectionCALI Award2010
Real Estate Financing & ConveyancingCALI Award2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - Of CounselLaw Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC2012 - Present
Principal/Owner- AttorneyDa Silva Law Group2012 - Present
Attorney - Of CounselDenner and Associates, LLP2014 - 2014
Attorney - Of CounselDenner Pellegrino, LLP2012 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
A Semana NewspaperCriminal Disposition, Immigration and You2014
A Semana NewspapaerGreen Card Path for Victim of Domestic Violence2014
A Semana NewspaperShould I Plea - Criminal Case?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/PiscatawayPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000