Jessica F. Silva
State of New Jersey
State of New York
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
Seton Hall University, B.A.
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Certification in Public Sector Labor Relations
New Jersey State Bar Association
Morris County Bar Association
Essex County Bar Association
Jessica F. Silva concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, public contracts/government procurement, litigation, and labor and employment law.
Ms. Silva’s practice focuses on all aspects of municipal government work and the representation of public bodies. She assists in the Firm’s role as general, special, COAH, and labor counsel to numerous municipalities, counties, authorities, and other public entities throughout the State of New Jersey. Ms. Silva assists in all manner of local government practice and representation including but not limited to routine daily governance advice, public contracts and procurement, labor and employment matters, public utility issues, litigation, redevelopment, affordable housing, and cannabis matters.
To this end, she has also helped advise municipalities and other public entities as to a range of issues with respect to New Jersey’s recreational cannabis sector, including municipal land use and zoning as well as regulatory and employment issues. Ms. Silva devotes a portion of her time to monitoring, analyzing, and remaining at the forefront of developments in New Jersey’s legal cannabis industry to ensure that clients always remain well-equipped to tackle this new and rapidly changing industry.
Ms. Silva received her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Business Administration from Seton Hall University, where she was a University Scholar. During her time at Seton Hall, she was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta’s Society of Scholars, and served as Phi Alpha Delta’s community service chair. She also served as associate editor of Seton Hall University’s Political Analysis Journal.
She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Riccio Scholar and Deehan Scholar. While at Seton Hall Law, Ms. Silva was awarded the Appellate Advocacy Best Brief Award and served as associate editor of, and was a published author in, the Seton Hall Legislative Journal.