Eva Silva brings over 14 years of legal experience to her role at Carpenter & Zuckerman. After earning her undergraduate degree from California State University, Hayward (now California State University, East Bay), Eva earned her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, graduating when she was just 23 years old, and passing the bar that same year. During a summer clerkship at a personal injury firm, Eva discovered her passion for helping people hurt by the negligence of others. Eva was moved by her clients’ stories of being injured, unable to work, with some pushed to the brink of homelessness in the increasingly expensive Bay Area — their lives changed in a second due to someone else’s negligence.
Since graduating from Santa Clara, Eva has spent her entire career representing victims in personal injury matters, having achieved full justice through arbitrations, mediations and trials. Eva also has a wealth of knowledge and experience with almost every aspect of injury law – second-chairing cases, helping shape juries, coordinating a legal research and writing department, and opposing countless Motions for Summary Judgment, among other things.
Eva is a member of Consumer Attorney s of California, the Santa Clara County Attorney s Association, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. For the past several years, she has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star – an honor reserved for 2.5% of attorneys who are under 40 or who have been in practice for less than 10 years. Eva has been nominated a number of times for the Santa Clara County Attorney s’ Association’s Attorney of the Year award, and she was also a member of the trial team, that in 2017 achieved what is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict to come out of Santa Cruz County.
When not at the office or in court, Eva enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. Her interests include snowboarding and boating, and she enjoys getting to know every one of her clients as a person with a unique story.