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"Of Counsel"
Swafford Law Group, PA.

Attorney Jessica Silva is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorney in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Silva graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law to aid with her eventual practice focus in Immigration and Criminal Law.

Ms. Silva then attended Stetson University College of law and Stetson University School of Business Administration where she simultaneously obtained her Juris Doctorate and her Master’s in Business Administration. During her time in law school, Ms. Silva studied at the prestigious Oxford University where she participated in a trial advocacy course in London, England. She also interned at an In-House Counsel Externship at Superior Uniform Group Inc. and interned at the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida for Chief Judge Williamson. Upon graduation from law school and the school of business Ms. Silva worked as a Criminal Defense Attorney at the Public Defender’s Office in Hillsborough County where she practiced in matters dealing with Misdemeanors and Felonies.

Her experience in criminal and immigration matters has also helped her narrow issues to successfully defend clients in criminal matters by advocating for dispositions that would reduce or negate the immigration consequences at hand.

Ms. Silva draws from her family history to fuel in her defense of immigrants.

Outside of work, Ms. Silva enjoys traveling and learning about varying cultures. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoys nature and outdoor activities.



Stetson University College of Law (Juris Doctor, 2018)

Stetson University School of Business Administration (Masters, 2018)

University of Florida (Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Law, 2015)



The Florida Bar

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Federal Court)

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Bar Association





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