Practice Areas

  • - Federal Criminal Appeals in All 50 States
  • - State of Florida Criminal Appeals
  • - State & Federal Post-Conviction Matters
  • - Federal Habeas Corpus Petitions Under Section 2254
  • - Federal Motions to Vacate Under Section 2255
  • - Clemency, Pardons & Commutations of Sentences


Marcia Silvers’ experience covers a wide spectrum of criminal cases.  Here you’ll find a baker’s dozen of her courtroom victories:
  • State of Florida v. Vera (Vacating murder conviction due to ineffective assistance of counsel).
  • United States v. Gonzalez (Reversing conviction and life sentence for conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine).
  • United States v. Goodhart (Reducing convicted judge’s sentence for RICO conspiracy).
  • United States v. Hilton (Reversing conviction for conspiring to import cocaine).
  • State of Florida v. Bass (Reversing DUI manslaughter conviction).
  • United States v. Marrero (Client’s confession suppressed and motion for judgment of acquittal granted in federal tax and money laundering case).
  • United States v. Gonzalez (Vacating and reducing sentence for fraud).
  • United States v. Cunningham (Vacating cocaine conspiracy conviction).
  • State of Florida v. Johanson (Vacating aggravated battery conviction due to ineffective assistance of counsel).
  • United States v. Wheeler (Dismissing federal false statement charges due to ineffective assistance of counsel).
  • United States v. Rueda (Vacating district court's order denying motion to reduce defendants' sentences in drug conspiracy case).
  • United States v. Tobin (Reversing district court's order denying motion to suppress seized cocaine and currency).
  • State of Florida v. Sambito (Vacating burglary conviction due to ineffective assistance of counsel).