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 #: NJ2707
Rating:Not Rated
refuse to follow case laws and her oath as a lawyer and judge. Lies on the record. If you're a male and minority she thinks you subscribe to MACHISMO so watch out. Constantly violates fathers rights because her pension is tied to the amount of fraudulent orders she signs off. I wonder if she has innocent people sitting in jail since she's a former prosecutor. NICE GOING CHRISTIE putting a BITTER --- on the bench. FAVELA VAGABUNDA.


Comment #: NJ2679
I always thought a judge would have to look at
All the evidence presented to her. I guess our
Court system has changed this judge rules on what she thinks she believes to be right. I
Want to say shame on Gov Christie for appointed
A judge who came out of a bad marriage and put
Her on as a family court judge just to get what he
Wanted so sad for all the good men who come
Before her she is very biases. I have to say to
All who do go before her you can lie in court she
Has no respect for purgery in her court it' ok to


Comment #: NJ2592
Rating:Not Rated
I found her to be caring and compassionate. She listened to both parties, cut through the bs easily and made a fair ruling. She tries to settle matters often but when that doesn't work she will make a ruling.


Comment #: NJ2551
Rating:Not Rated
Horrible human being. Former prosecutors shouldn't be in family court. Lies on and off the record. Her staff says nothing for a paycheck. Angry woman who's life is in shambles so she's taking it out on any man that comes thru. If you're black or brown watch out. Only reason she's a judge is because of political connection in Trenton.


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.