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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 99%
    19 years
  2. Unspecified: 1%

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Sandler

    Mr. Silva has been a colleague for over 20 years. His dedication to his clients and their causes is unrivaled. Mr. Silva has a special ability to think outside the box to get extraordinary results in challenging situations. I would recommend him without hesitation or reservation.


    Steven Sandler Litigation Attorney
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The Law Office of James M. Silva

111 W. Ocean Blvd
Fourth Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of James M. Silva1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Committee Member1997 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NORML Key West Legal SeminarBuilding a Cannabis Practice Ethically, While Avoiding Unethical Pitfalls (MCLE Ethics Credit - 1hr)2010