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Michael J Silveira

About Michael Silveira

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In court, Michael Silveira  has one objective: to win your case!  He believes that everyone accused of a crime  deserves the highest  quality legal representation. 


Michael has handled hundreds of driving under the influence and criminal cases, many of which have resulted in dismissals or reduced charges for the accused.  Michael has also handled literally thousands of traffic cases throughout the entire Bay Area, with the vast majority resulting in dismissals or reductions to no-point violations.


An expert traffic ticket defense attorney, Michael is considered by many to be  one of the few top Traffic Lawyers in Northern California.  Few traffic lawyers can match his proven track record of experience and positive case results.


Michael was born and raised in San Francisco.  While in law school, he focused his studies on Trial Advocacy, the art of persuasion in the courtroom.  He graduated with Honors in the top %8 of his class of over 250 students, and was on the Honor Roll nearly every semester.  He also wrote and edited for the Law Review, a prestigious law journal whose membership is reserved for students in the top    %10 of their class.  After graduation, Michael passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt.


As a former Judicial Assistant at the San Mateo Superior Court, Michael worked in a courtroom each and every day.  From the unique perspective of a Judge's Assistant, he observed the litigation of thousands of criminal cases and traffic cases.  Michael would constantly evaluate and record which legal approaches were successful in court.  He also had the extremely rare opportunity to directly ask judges what worked and why!


Before his position with the Superior Court, Michael was a bar-certified law clerk with the San Francisco Public Defender's Office.  He directly participated in and co-chaired 7 jury trials, most of which resulted in "hung" juries or not guilty verdicts.


Respected for his tenacity, legal knowledge and advocacy by Judges, Commissioners, Court Staff and even Law Enforcement, Michael is the lawyer you need on your side.


Call 1 415 724 1037 for a free consultation, any day of the week, from 9AM to 10PM.





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