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Scott C. Silva, attorney and owner of the Silva Law Firm, P.C., is a top-rated, award-winning attorney in the State of Arizona that practices in the fields of criminal defense, DUI defense, and personal injury law. He is a sole practitioner that handles a select number of cases and prides himself on providing extremely professional, intelligent, and successful representation at a reasonable fee. He is preferred by clients that are looking for a highly experienced courtroom attorney and want the personalized service that other law firms may not be able to provide.


Mr. Silva's courtroom experience is immense. He has personally represented clients in over 4000 cases, including over 1500 DUI cases, and over 500 bench and jury trials (this number includes cases that went to verdict or were completely dismissed by the judge immediately prior to the start of the trial). He has represented clients in all types of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to capital murder, and has experience in handling high-profile cases with national media exposure. Mr. Silva was a featured attorney on the ABC television show State V. where he was handling a first-degree murder case, and was defense counsel in the double-murder trial known as the "Wal-Mart Murders." He has received dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts in the most serious of criminal cases, including homicide, sexual assault, aggravated assault, felony theft, felony drug trafficking, and more.


Mr. Silva is also extremely well-versed and highly-trained in all aspects of DUI law and DUI defense. He has received complete dismissals and Not Guilty verdicts in every type of DUI charge. He works with the most respected and experienced DUI criminalists in the State of Arizona and frequently calls those experts to testify in jury trials. Additionally, he is asked every year to teach other attorneys how to defend criminal and DUI cases, and is an instructor at a variety of state-wide legal conferences.


Because of his extensive experience in handling cases involving vehicular accidents, Mr. Silva also devotes a part of his practice to representing people who have been injured in automobile and motorcycle accidents, through no fault of their own.


Mr. Silva received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 from Duke University, where he double-majored and was repeatedly named to the Dean's List. He received his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1996, where he graduated a semester early. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona and the U.S. District Court of Arizona. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LinkedIn Group), DUI Law (LinkedIn Group), and Arizona Attorneys (LinkedIn Group).


For his achievements and legal abilities, Mr. Silva has been given the following awards:


AV "Preeminent" Peer Rated Attorney (highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards) by Martindale-Hubbell®.


AVVO Rated "Superb" Attorney (10.0/10.0, the highest possible rating), and an Expert Legal Contributor on®, where he provides expert legal advice to the public.


Selected TOP FIVE criminal defense attorneys in Maricopa County by North Valley Magazine and East Valley Magazine, 2013.


Selected "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers" by the The National Trial Lawyers, 2014 (this is an invite-only group comprised of the most accomplished and recognized trial attorneys in the United States).


• Selected "Top 100 Lawyers" by the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015, 2014.


• Recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2015, 2013 and the AVVO Client's Choice Award, 2012.

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Mr. Silva represents clients throughout Maricopa County, and has extensive experience representing people charged with felonies in Maricopa County Superior Court. He regularly appears in the city courts, such as Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, El Mirage, Surprise, Youngtown, Peoria, and Glendale, Arizona.







Contact information

Main Office Location:

Silva Law Firm, P.C.

90 S. Kyrene Rd., Suite 1

Chandler, Arizona 85226


Phone: (480) 456-1985
Free Consultation

Contact Form:CLICK HERE


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Areas of practice







Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Maricopa County Superior Court...CASE DISMISSED



DUI Drugs, Phoenix Municipal Court...CASE DISMISSED



Domestic Violence Assault, Chandler Municipal Court...CASE DISMISSED



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Assault, Chandler Municipal Court...CASE DISMISSED



Domestic Violence Assault, Phoenix Municipal Court...CASE DISMISSED



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"When you really need a lawyer he is the ONLY one to hire... Professional, intelligent, and knows the 'Law'. He is always available to discuss your case and keeps you informed of its progress. He was recommended to me and I continue to recommend him to everyone in need of a qualified attorney. You may only have one chance to pick the right lawyer so pick Scott Silva. I'm glade I did." - Ron, federal criminal case client


"I am extremely pleased with Scott's results from my DUI. He saved me a lot of money, and most important...jail time. He was very prompt in getting back to me when I had any questions and always kept me informed with what was going on in my case. I hope I never need him again but I strongly recommend him and would use him in the future. His knowledge and confidence truly shined in my situation and I could not be any happier!" - Mike, DUI case client


"Scott Silva is a strong advocate for his clients who is extraordinarily familiar with the law and court system. He is well connected within the Arizona legal community and you can be sure that he will provide you with a strong and aggressive defense." - Jim, DUI client


"Scott represented me on a DUI case after my previous attorney had charged me way too much money and totally messed up my case, right in the beginning. I was told by a friend to call Scott and see if he could fix things. He charged me a much better price, completely cleaned up the mess, and I ended up with a great result. He is a great attorney and a really nice person." - Lilly, DUI client


"He is an incredible attorney, very knowledgeable and responsive to my needs. He clearly explains the process and obviously knows how to do his job!" - Matt, case client


"A one of a kind attorney. Very professional, very smart, and very easy to work with. He treated me with respect and kindness and knew exactly how to help my case." - Dave, a criminal case client


"Mr. Silva did a great job with my case. He was very honest with me about what he could do to help. I was very comfortable with him. He did exactly what he said he was going to do and he was easy to get a hold of. He is very professional and explains everything. I knew I messed up and my result was better than I expected. I highly recommend him. " - a criminal case client




"Whenever I have a complex issue about the criminal law and trial strategies I know I can get cutting edge information from Scott. He is a lawyer's lawyer who fights for his clients and leaves no stone unturned in defending those who find themselves in the unfortunate position of being accused of a crime in Arizona." - C. Meshel, Attorney at Law


"Scott is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He works hard to achieve wonderful results for his clients. He has a tremendous amount of trial experience and his skill in the courtroom is second to none. I highly recommend him!" - R. Whitehead, Attorney at Law


"Mr. Silva is an excellent advocate for his clients and I've seen him get amazing results. I've also worked closely with him in preparing DUI/DWI cases and I can attest to his legal acumen and drive to defend his clients." - D. Kephart, Attorney at Law


"Scott Silva is an extremely bright and energetic criminal defense attorney. He cares about his clients and remains at the forefront of cutting edge criminal defense techniques. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or family members." - S. Lawson, Attorney at Law


"Mr. Silva is an amazing attorney...He has a professional, matter-of-fact style, that plays well with a judge or jury. He strongly advocates for his clients, and is an asset to the field of law." - B. Sloan, Attorney at Law


"Scott is one of the elite DUI/DWI attorneys around. Referring clients to him is easy given that he is without peer." - D. Hiden, Attorney at Law


"I give Mr. Silva my highest recommendation for any criminal or DUI case. Mr. Silva is very knowledgeable and experienced and has secured remarkable results for my clients. He is committed, honest and always puts the best interests of his clients first." - K. Galbut, Attorney at Law




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