Before joining Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, Silvia worked several years at a busy Detroit litigation firm regularly handling hearings, briefing arguments, and strategizing plans of action. Before that, she gained experience in business transaction and startup work.
In addition to her work at Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, she is heavily involved in the legal community, including several leadership positions. She sits on the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section as Treasurer, is the Chair-Elect of the Oakland County Bar Association New Lawyers Committee and is a Litigation Advisory Board Member for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Silvia was also the recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association 2019 Bonnie L. Butler Outstanding new Lawyer Award.
In addition to being a scholarship recipient in law school, Silvia was a member of Michigan State’s Trial Practice Institute, was a clinician with the Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic, and an editor of the Journal of Business & Securities Law. Additionally, she interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, the 37th District Court of Michigan with the Honorable Judge Matthew P. Sabaugh and clerked with an Ingham County law firm.
Not afraid of new and exciting experiences, Silvia has also gone skydiving, hang gliding, participated in a 100-mile bike ride, and jumped into Lake Superior from Marquette’s Black Rocks.
Moving forward in life, her bucket list includes, but is not limited to, expanding her international travel, going whitewater rafting, learning how to scuba dive, at least go skiing once, and take some flying lessons.
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2014
Wayne State University, B.A. in Marketing, 2011
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Onward by Howard Schultz The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance
Anything Up North (in Michigan), Asheville, North Carolina, Montreal, Quebec, California’s Highway 1/Pacific Coast Highway