Judge Cristina D. Silva: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 9 - Courtroom 11B

Appointed By: Gov. Stephen F. Sisolak

Biography

The Hon. Cristina D. Silva is a judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Steve Sisolak on March 29, 2019.


Silva earned a B.A. in political science and Spanish from Wellesley College in 2001. She then completed a J.D. at the American University Washington College of Law in 2007. As a law student, Silva worked as a legal extern in the Family Law Division of Ayuda, Inc. (2007), a legal intern for the Immigrant Women’s Program of Legal Momentum (2006), and a legal intern for the Hon. Vanessa Ruiz of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2006).


After graduating from law school, Silva began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. During her tenure there, she rose through the ranks, quickly becoming the Assistant Chief of Litigation of the Domestic Violence Unit.


In 2011, Silva relocated to Nevada. At that time, she joined the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, serving as an Assistant United States Attorney. She was named Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force (2011 to 2018) and Chief of the Criminal Division (2018 to 2019), where she oversaw Project Safe Neighborhoods, Project Safe Childhood, Organized Crime and Gangs, and Human Trafficking.


Her memberships have included the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, the Clark County Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. She has also sat on the Board of the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association.


She is a recipient of the Community Impact Award from the National Latino Peace Officers Association (2016).


Silva was raised in El Paso, Texas. When not presiding over legal matters, Silva enjoys traveling, running marathons, and spending time with her rescue dogs.

Recent Cases by Hon. Cristina D. Silva

On July 12, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Cristina D. Silva presiding.

Filed

Jul 12, 2021

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Cristina D. Silva Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Cristina D. Silva

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Habeas Corpus

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 27, 2024

On March 12, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Cristina D. Silva presiding.

Filed

Mar 12, 2021

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Cristina D. Silva Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Cristina D. Silva

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 18, 2023

On February 3, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina presiding.

Filed

Feb 03, 2021

Status

Appealed

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Habeas Corpus

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 18, 2023

On January 11, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Cristina D. Silva presiding.

Filed

Jan 11, 2021

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Cristina D. Silva Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Cristina D. Silva

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Malpractice

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On January 4, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Cristina Silva presiding.

Filed

Jan 04, 2021

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Cristina Silva Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Cristina Silva

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Oct 11, 2022

On January 4, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Jan 04, 2021

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 04, 2021

On January 4, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Cristina Silva presiding.

Filed

Jan 04, 2021

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Cristina Silva Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Cristina Silva

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Premises Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 21, 2022

On December 11, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Dec 11, 2020

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 17, 2021

On December 3, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Dec 03, 2020

Status

Confession of Judgment

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 21, 2021

On October 23, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Oct 23, 2020

Status

Active

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 23, 2020

On October 12, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina presiding.

Filed

Oct 12, 2020

Status

Appealed

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Habeas Corpus

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On October 9, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Oct 09, 2020

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 23, 2020

On October 6, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Oct 06, 2020

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

On September 29, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Sep 29, 2020

Status

Stipulated Judgment

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 17, 2021

On September 24, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Cristina D. Silva presiding.

Filed

Sep 24, 2020

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Cristina D. Silva Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Cristina D. Silva

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Habeas Corpus

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On September 9, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Sep 09, 2020

Status

Stipulated Judgment

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On September 3, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Sep 03, 2020

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Practice Area

Property

Matter Type

Foreclosure

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 23, 2022

On September 2, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Sep 02, 2020

Status

Stipulated Judgment

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On August 25, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Aug 25, 2020

Status

Confession of Judgment

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 22, 2021

On August 10, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Aug 10, 2020

Status

Active

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 20, 2022

On July 31, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Jul 31, 2020

Status

Judgment (Other)

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

On July 28, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Jul 28, 2020

Status

Stipulated Judgment

Judge

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Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On July 22, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Jul 22, 2020

Status

Stipulated Judgment

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 19, 2023

On July 15, 2020 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Clark County. Judge Silva, Cristina D. presiding.

Filed

Jul 15, 2020

Status

Stipulated Judgment

Judge

Hon. Silva, Cristina D. Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Silva, Cristina D.

Court

Clark County

County

Clark County, NV

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 18, 2023

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