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Samuel Anthony Silva

also known as Tony Silva

About me

I am an immigration attorney representing individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and businesses. I have extensive experience with clients in the academic research, technology, and performing arts industries.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
  2. Social Security: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Samuel without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator.


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Contact info

Silva Law Firm

1545 Union Avenue
Donati Law Building
Memphis, TN, 38104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
GraduateMemphis Bar Association Leadership Forum2013
Torts II, Environmental Torts, Law & Medicine, and ADR - LaborCALI Excellence for the Future2008
Best Oral Advocate, Legal Methods IIUniversity of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySilva Law Firm2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyDonati Law Firm, LLP2012 - 2014
Sole PractitionerSelf-Employed2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyJackson Lewis, LLP2009 - 2010
Law clerk / Associate AttorneyJones Stevenson, LLC2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionVolunteer Attorney - Wills for Heroes2015 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2015 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Memphis Repertory OrchestraBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
DeNeuville Learning CenterAdvisory Council2012 - 2014
Memphis Bar AssociationLeadership Forum2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EB-1 Extraordinary Ability visasApproved
EB-1 Outstanding Professor / Researcher visasApproved
H-1B visasApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Memphis Business QuarterlyWhat Businesses Should Expect from Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration2015
The Memphis LawyerImmigration Basics for All Lawyers2014
The Memphis LawyerImmigration for the Performing Artist2014
Donati Law Immigration BlogAuthor and Editor2013
Jackson Lewis Immigration Blog and NewsletterContributing Author2009
University of Memphis Law ReviewWhere Do We Go From Here? The Nebulous State of Medical Monitoring Claims Under Tennessee Law2009
University of Memphis Law ReviewImmigration--Banda-Ortiz v. Gonzales: The Fifth Circuit Refuses to Automatically Toll Voluntary Departure While a Motion to Reopen is Pending, Creating New Hazards for Alien and Practitioner Alike2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MemphisN/ADMA - Doctor of Musical Arts2008
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of MemphisN/AMM - Master of Music2003
University of MemphisN/ABM - Bachelor of Music2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers Division CLE SeriesImmigration Law 1012014
Usted Que OpinaComprehensive Immigration Reform2013
Information session and Q&A, Latino MemphisDeferred Action for DREAMers2012
Information Session and Q&A, Iglesia Bella VistaDeferred Action for DREAMers2012
Information and Q&A Session, Streets Ministries and Kingsbury High SchoolDeferred Action for DREAMers2012
DeNeuville Learning CenterDeferred Action and Comprehensive Immigration Reform2012