Meet Johnathan D. Silva Founding Partner
Johnathan D. Silva is the Founder and Managing Partner of Veteran-Owned Law Firm J.D. Silva & Associates. He is a personal injury trial lawyer, handling largely motor vehicle accident cases of all types – including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more. Johnathan and his team handle each case personally, developing and maintaining the important client relationship and ensuring the client remains informed. Providing clear information – in both English and Spanish – forms the foundation of a successful attorney-client relationship.
Communication and honesty are a key part of Johnathan’s philosophy, in part gleaned from enlisting in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He trained as a medic, serving overseas twice and traveling to 36 countries during his seven years of military service. While in the Navy, Johnathan earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Political Science from the American Military University. Upon his discharge, Johnathan was accepted into Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He served as a Texas Access to Justice Foundation Fellow before graduating in 2014.
During law school, Johnathan interned with Lone Star Legal Aid in Angleton, Texas for both of his two summers, where he provided legal advice and guidance to low-income individuals. Inspired by this work, Johnathan applied for a grant upon his graduation from law school from Equality Justice Works, a national organization that supports local community efforts. He was selected as one of only 25 Texas recipients of a two-year grant allowing him to focus on veteran’s disability law in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. With his military background and legal degree, Johnathan was able to provide high-quality legal services to his fellow veterans.
Upon completion of his two-year veteran service grant, Johnathan handled personal injury litigation cases at boutique Houston law firms, obtaining justice for those injured by the negligence of corporations or reckless individuals. He founded J.D. Silva & Associates in 2018 to spearhead his ongoing work advocating for injury victims.
Johnathan’s background as a military medic and lawyer provide him with a unique, multi-faceted understanding of the medical issues involved in personal injury cases. As a lawyer with medical experience, he understands complex medical records and other such expert reports used in litigation with confidence.
Johnathan is natively bilingual, fluent in Spanish as a first-generation American son of Mexican immigrants. He was born and raised in Brazoria County, and grew up in Clute, Texas. On the weekend, he enjoys supporting all of Houston’s local sports teams, particularly the Rockets and the Texans.
- Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2014
- Texas Access to Justice Foundation Fellow
- American Military University, Master of Arts in Political Science, 2011
- American Military University, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2009
- Texas, 2015
Professional Awards (Military)
- Joint Service Achievement Medal
- Navy Good Conduct Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
- Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon
If you’ve been in an accident and you want an attorney that will absolutely take care of everything, then Johnathan is your guy. I was in an accident back in April and my back was hurt. I called Mr. Silva and I never had to worry about anything else. Him and his associates were more than kind and so responsive. Johnathan actually answered every text I sent him and when I called him he would always call back or have one of his associates call me. And I was more than pleased with the settlement. I was treated like royalty. I would recommend J.D. Silva & Associates to anyone. They took care of all my appointments and worked them around my schedule. He even had a rental car delivered to me. I love these guys and I love the way I was treated. You won’t be just a number. You’ll be treated with the respect you deserve.
Two years ago I was in a 18-wheeler accident. Thank God for Johnathan being on top of everything that was needed for me and my family. He’s a good person, in and out, and as a lawyer made sure I was well taken care of. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend J.D. Silva & Associates if you want to be treated right!
No accident is too big or too small; if you are needing a professional to take care of your case this is the man for the job! My accident happened in Clute TX, a small city in Brazoria County. I didn’t think I would get the help I needed, but thankfully I came across J.D. Silva & Associates to take care of me in my time of need! Very helpful!
Had an accident about a year ago in Louisiana with a Texas woman that hit me from behind. I quickly called Johnathan and he got right on the case. I felt like I was his only client from the attentiveness and the time he spent to ensure I was okay. He made my case hassle free with all the doctor appointments and scans. I can’t say how thankful I was to go with Johnathan; he really treats people like family. I would not hesitate to call him if was to ever get in an accident. And after it was all said and done with my therapy and my health I got a good lump sum. Thanks Johnathan, you keep being the best man, God bless.