Hon. Marcia L. Silva See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Middlesex County
Vicinage 8
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Marcia L. Silva



Comment #: NJ2353
Rating:Not Rated
Best interest of the child my culo. Lies on the record. Turns off recorder. Prevent you from speaking on the record. Don't step foot in her courtroom if you have testicles. Single mommy so you know she has issues with men. STAY FAR FAR AWAY


Comment #: NJ2281
I was blindsided by my ex when in court for another issue and was smacked with an order to show cause before walking in the courtroom. He had a lawyer since he knew what he was planning to do to me and I did not, as I was not prepared for what he was going to do to me. The judge immediately saw him as the "better party" because he could afford a $500 an hour lawyer, and made an opinion on me. She cut my parenting time with my 8 year old girl from 60% to 13% because all I can afford is a one bedroom apartment and my ex was able to get on low income housing and had two bedrooms. She allowed my ex to claim that he makes $33K a year, when he actually earns $34 an hour, that would be equivalent to about 15 hours a week of work. She did not deem this a under-employed.Though 8 years ago when we divorced he was capable of making $50K a year. She was nothing but degrading to me the entire proceeding, and has put an 8 year old girl in the hands of a father that only wants her for the money. I get an hour with my daughter 2 times a week and every other Friday and Saturday night. How that is in the best interest of an 8 year old girl I don't know. Apparently in the eyes of this judge a wall between beds is more important than a daughter being with her mother. I have lost ALL faith in the legal system due to the power given to this inexperienced judge, who has forever changed my life as well as my daughters.


Comment #: NJ2106
Rating:Not Rated
Fair and kind. I am a man and was surprised by her ruling. I have been brutalized in Middlesex county family court for 4 years. Silva was the first judge to rule in the best interests of my child. Lord Bless Judge Silva and I pray she stays on the bench.


Comment #: NJ2019
Rating:Not Rated
Sexist, biased, does not know the law she is suppose to enforce. Will not enforce prior court orders (including her own). Cannot handle complex issues. If you are a man going before her, keep it at an elementary school level.