Biography

Justice Silvera took his undergraduate degree at Queens College - CUNY in 1994 and his law degree at Brooklyn Law School in 2001. 

Justice Silvera was elected to the Civil Court in 2013, appointed an Acting Supreme Court Justice in 2017 and was elected to the Supreme Court in 2017. 

Prior to election to the bench, Justice Silvera was a Senior Associate at the law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates.

From January 2014 through January 2016, Justice Silvera was assigned to Family Court, Kings County, in a general custody and visitation part handling cases involving custody, visitation, paternity, guardianships, special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) cases, adoptions and family offense petitions involving domestic violence and elder abuse.

In February 2016, Justice Silvera was assigned to Civil Court, Kings County, in a dedicated consumer credit and Self-Represented part involving actions for monetary damages of $25,000.00 or less.  In February 2017, Justice Silvera served in the Civil Court, New York County, in a dedicated consumer credit and Self-Represented part involving actions for monetary damages of $25,000.00 or less. In June 2017, Justice Silvera was assigned to the “Forum Selection” Part as well as handling cases in small claims, no fault, and commercial landlord and tenant cases.

In August 2017, Justice Silvera was promoted to Acting Supreme Court Justice handling the Integrated Domestic Relations Part in Family Court, New York County presiding over matrimonial actions arising out of Family Court proceedings. 

Justice Silvera is currently assigned to the Motor Vehicle Part handling all personal injury actions resulting from an automobile accident with over 2400 cases pending.