Expert traffic lawyer with over 3500 cases successfully handled - here to fight for you.Get the best possible outcome for your DUI case. All types of DUI cases handled.Exclusively DUI and Traffic Ticket Defense.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2013|
|Certificate of Participation||Second Annual Traffic Ticket Defense Seminar||2012|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2012|
|Juris Doctorate with Honors||Golden Gate University School of Law||2007|
|Top 8th Percentile of Graduating Class||GGU School of Law||2006|
|Bernard Witkin Award for Highest Class Grade in Evidence||Bernard E. WItkin Foundation||2006|
|Certificate of Specialization with Distinction in Litigation||GGU School of Law||2005|
|CALI Award for Excellence, Real Property||CALI||2005|
|Principal Attorney||Silveira Law||2012 - Present|
|Independent Contract Attorney||Various DUI and Traffic Law Firms||2009 - 2012|
|Judicial Assistant||Superior Court Of California, County Of San Mateo||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||The Epstein Group||2007 - 2008|
|Bar Certified Law Clerk||San Francisco Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Trial Lawyer's College Group||Member||2012 - Present|
|Silveira Law||President||2012 - Present|
|Bay Area Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||2009 - Present|
|The State Bar of California||Member||2009 - Present|
|San Francisco Bar Association||Secretary||2013 - 2014|
|People v. Anthony V.||All Charges Dismissed|
|People v. David B.||Case reduced to reckless driving|
|People v. Jeffrey T.||Felony charges reduced to one misdemeanor - eligible for special marijuana criminal record destruction. Client spent no time in jail.|
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|AVVO||How to FIght a Ticket in San Mateo||2012|
|Golden Gate University Law Review||Dirty Laundry: The Draconian Conspiracy to Launder Money Laws||N/A|
|GGU School of Law||Law||Top 8th Percentile of Graduating Class of 250||2007|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Trial Advocacy||JD - Juris Doctor, With Honors||2007|
|Trials||Speedy Trial Motions||2014|
|Mock Trial Judge||Trial Advocacy||2014|
|Mock Appellate Oral Arguments||Judge at GGU SOL Mock Appellate Oral Arguments||2014|
|Appellate Practice||Criminal Law||2013|
|Second Annual Traffic Ticket Defense Seminar||Traffic Tickets: Writs and the Disqualification of Biased Judicial Officers||2012|
|Bay Area Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys Monthly Meeting||CCP 170.6 Disqualification of Biased Judicial Officers||2012|
Posted by Al
Got busted for a DUI in Oakland... I thought I was done for. After speaking with about five lawyers, I decided to hire Mike Silveira. He didn't push or give me a sales pitch like most of the other DUI lawyers I spoke with.
I'm glad I trusted my intuition - my case was completely DISMISSED. Not even a reckless driving conviction. Now I don't have to go through life with a criminal record. If you are in trouble, call Mike Silveira asap.
Posted by Henry
I visit San Mateo often for business. This often includes taking clients out, and inevitably involves consuming alcohol. On one fateful night after one such occasion, I was pulled over by a CHP officer for speeding. The next thing I know, I am standing on one leg, tilting my head back, and doing other ridiculous movements. Needless to say, I was soon cuffed and on my way to give a blood test. I contacted many San Mateo DUI Lawyers, and Mike seemed the most trustworthy and aggressive. He handled my case perfectly, and resolved it with a reduction in charges and no license suspension, interlock device, etc. He made the whole process about as simple as it could be. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous
Not sure how he did it, but he got my red light camera ticket dismissed.
Michael is very easy to work with and understands the court system very well. He saved me hundreds of dollars in fines and a point on my driving record. I am very pleased with his work.
Posted by Charlene
In June 2013, I got pulled over on 880 at 4:30am in Union City doing 106mph. I hired Mike because a ticket over 100mph is an automatic court appearance with a max penalty of 2 points, 30 day license suspension, and hefty fine. I didn't want to have to deal with going to court so i hired him for convenience and the hopes of him getting the ticket reduced. All communication was done through email and telephone. I never set foot in his office or met him in person. I emailed him my ticket, paid his fee and he handled the rest and kept me updated with the case via email. 8 months later, case dismissed! couldn't be any happier. Only 4 stars for responsive because he didn't answer a couple of my emails. He did answer my call when I didn't hear from him the day after my court date.
John Mccurley, Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Anybody who knows Bay Area traffic courts knows that Mike is one of the best traffic and DUI lawyers in the Bay Area. He has worked hard to earn this reputation and has handled literally thousands of traffic cases. He is the person other lawyers call when they have a question about red light camera issues, radar/lidar, reckless driving, excessive speed (100mph+), driver's license suspensions, and traffic appeals. He is the person lawyers hire when they or their friends or family get a speeding ticket.
Nadine Jett, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. His willingness to contribute to the AVVO community along with the substance of those contributions displays an attorney that is ready, willing and able to zealously advocate for his clients. I wouldn't think twice about referring a potential client to Mr. Silveira.
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