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.