Joseph Silva, Jr. P.A. - Attorney at Law

Federal and State Law

Joseph Silva, Jr.

Practice Areas:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation & Wealth/Estate Planning
  • Business (contract) Litigation
  • Real property litigation (commercial)
  • Banking and Finance; Creditor's Rights
  • Trusts and Estates/ Wealth Planning vehicles, & litigation
  • Construction Defects; complex condominium


  • J.D. Florida State University College of Law, Cum Laude, 2000
  • M.A. National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, 1992
  • B.A, Political Science, University of Southern California, 1985


  • The Florida Bar
  • The RNLA
  • Saint Andrews Bay Inns of Court
  • The James Madison Institute
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
    • - Practice Groups member
      • - International and National Security Law
      • - Federalism and Separation of Powers
      • - Litigation

Civic and charitable activities include:

  • Presbytery of Florida's Self-Development of People Committee (SDOP)
    • Chairman ex-officio
  • Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida
    • President (Chairman)(2008-2010)

Before attending law school, Mr. Silva served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer (Electronic Counter-Measures Officer) in the EA-6B carrier-based electronic warfare jet. His service included the first Gulf War, after which he studied National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned an M.A. in National Security Affairs (Foreign Affairs). He then served a joint staff tour as the Special Operations Officer for counter-drug operations in the J-3, Operations Directorate of the US Southern Command, Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama. Mr. Silva graduated from FSU College of Law cum-laude in 2000.