Margarita Silva

Margarita Silva

Silva & Fontes
  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Arizona
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Summary

MARGARITA SILVA is an attorney focusing in the areas of immigration (deportation defense and family immigration) and criminal defense (federal, state, municipal courts). Ms. Silva is in involved in various professional and community service organizations, serving as member of the Arizona State Bar delegation to the ABA House of Delegates, 2008 – Current; Board of Directors, Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, 2011 – Current (2016 Vice President); St. Joseph’s Hospital Community Board 2012 – Current (Chair, Medical Staff Relations Committee); Board of Directors, Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association (14 years, President 2006); Criminal Justice Act Panel Review Committee (2010-2016); American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, the National Immigration Project, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the State Bar Immigration Section. Ms. Silva serves as a judge pro tempore in the Guadalupe Municipal Court and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is frequently invited to present on the topic of immigration to attorneys, professional organizations and community groups. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Silva was an assistant public defender in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Education
Arizona State University
J.D. (1995) | Law
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University of Arizona
B.S. (1992) | Public Administration
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Partner
Silva & Fontes
- Current
Sole Practitioner
M Silva Law Firm PLC
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Attorney/Partner
Navidad, Leal & Silva, P.L.C.
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Attorney
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
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Attorney
Rensch & Walker, Attorneys
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Speaking Engagements
The New Public Charge Rules, Webinar
Community Legal Services
Inadmissibility and Removability; Bond and Detention in Immigration Proceedings, 17th Annual Conference
Arizona Public Defender Association
Immigration Primer for Staff and Volunteers of Community Legal Services, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Community Legal Services
The Immigration Consequences of a Marijuana Conviction, 22nd Annual Key West NORML Legal Conference
The Path to U.S. Citizenship in a Nutshell, Phoenix, AZ, United States
State Bar of Arizona
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 016755
Member
Current
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National Immigration Project
Member
Current
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American Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Member
Current
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Arizona State Bar Batson Challenge Jury Selection Work Group
- Current
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St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Community Board
Member
- Current
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Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association House of Delegates
State Bar of Arizona Representative
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 016755
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Silva & Fontes
3130 N 3RD AVE
2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Telephone: (602) 680-7800
Fax: (602) 492-9996
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed