About Pacific Coast Criminal Defense

Pacific Coast Criminal Defense was founded to serve clients. How do you best serve your clients facing criminal charges? By listening to them and by responding to them. Facing criminal charges is hard enough; you should have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney representing you who will answer the phone and take the time to answer your questions.

Founder of Pacific Coast Criminal Defense

Michelle Silva

Michelle Silva

Michelle was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She first became interested in criminal defense when she joined her high school’s mock trial team.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in literature and writing at the University of California, San Diego in 2010, before attending law school at the University of San Diego. While in law school, Michelle interned with various branches of the San Diego Public Defender and Alternate Public Defender Offices. She earned her juris doctorate with a concentration in criminal law in 2014.

Since graduating law school and passing the California Bar Exam, Michelle has worked as a criminal defense attorney, representing clients throughout the state of California. She is an experienced criminal defense attorney, with nine years of experience practicing criminal defense in multiple counties throughout California, including San Diego, Riverside, Orange County, San Bernadino, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

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