Attorney Patrick Silva
My passion for advocating for other people started in a grocery warehouse. I enrolled in community college after graduating from high school but dropped out at 19 after taking a job that demanded 60 – 70 hours every week.
The warehouse offered good, honest work, but very few people I met enjoyed it. I chose to stay around, especially after getting married and having a daughter I needed to care for.
Starting My Journey as a Lawyer
I found the idea of being a lawyer very interesting, and as Richard and I became friends, I began picking his brain whenever I could. “What’s law school like?” I’d ask him. “How do contracts work? What types of law can you practice?”
Each time I asked a question, Richard would say, “Patrick, you should just go to law school yourself. I know you can do it.” One day, I finally decided to believe him. I started taking classes again and eventually was accepted into an ABA-approved law school.
Those were some of the best years of my life. The workload was crazy hard, but I loved the challenge. I loved the learning. Beyond that, law school was full of the most positive people I have ever met.
Attorney Meagan Silva
Many people played sports as a kid, but few of us were dedicated enough to let that passion carry us to a national championship at the collegiate level. Our law firm’s newest attorney, Meagan Silva, has that passion.
From T-ball at the age of four, she grew up with a bat in her hand, always ready to hit one out of the park. Her love for softball drove Meagan to push herself farther with every practice, claiming scholarships and national rankings throughout high school and college.
Growing Into a Great Lawyer
After seeing the impact a good lawyer can have on a person’s life first-hand, Meagan was ready to take her passion from the diamond into the courtroom. Since starting at the firm in 2015, she has been getting a feel for the practice by meeting with clients, learning how a courtroom works, and looking for ways to help people.