Eva Silva was born and raised in the East San Francisco Bay Area. She attended
and graduated from what used to be California State University Hayward
in 2002 with a degree in Business Administration. Ms. Silva was accepted
to, and began attending Santa Clara University Law at the age of 20. While
a student, Ms. Silva began working as a law clerk with Paul Van Der Walde
in 2004. Working with personal injury clients, Ms. Silva quickly realized
the impact she could have when helping people who had lost nearly everything
navigate the legal system. Ms. Silva graduated from SCU in 2005, and was
sworn in as a member of the California Bar Association the same year.
Ms. Silva has practiced law exclusively with Paul Van Der Walde since
passing the bar, and now with Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Ms. Silva
focuses entirely on personal injury cases. She hopes to always be able
to offer her legal expertise to help people recover from catastrophic injuries.
Since her acceptance to the California Bar Association, Ms. Silva has
second chaired a number of jury trials with Paul Van Der Walde and Dan
Schaar in the greater Bay Area. Ms. Silva is also primarily responsible
for Caputo & Van Der Walde's legal research and writing department,
and has successfully opposed countless motions for summary judgment over
the years. Ms. Silva has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising
Star for the past several years.
In her free time, Ms. Silva enjoys spending time with her husband, two
daughters, and extended family, camping, boating, and just having fun.