Leslie A. Silva

Top rated family law attorney in Albany, New York

Tully Rinckey PLLC
Leslie A. Silva
Tully Rinckey PLLC

Practice Areas: Family law, Schools & education; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2009

Education: Western New England University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

Tully Rinckey PLLC

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205 Visit website


A partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Albany location, Leslie A. Silva is fiercely dedicated to helping families in Albany, New York, navigate complex legal issues involving divorce, child support, spousal maintenance, child custody, marital agreements, adoptions and more. The firm has more than 10 other office locations spread across New York, California, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Apart from the area of family law, Ms. Silva’s experience has extended to education law. She takes a student-centric approach and represents parents and students who are facing issues related to school discipline, civil rights violations, bullying, special education and more. She also assists with legal formalities pertaining to due process complaints, Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

Ms. Silva graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in political science in 2005. Thereafter, she obtained her doctorate in law from the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2008. She was licensed to practice in the state courts of New York and Connecticut the following year and later in the appellate courts of the same.

When not fighting hard for the rights of her clients, Ms. Silva focuses her efforts on giving back to the community. She is a proud member of the New York State Bar Association. She also volunteers her time to offer pro bono services to domestic violence victims, having previously served as a member of the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), a nonprofit organization striving to advance women's rights and opportunities in Hartford, Connecticut.

Practice areas

Family law, Schools & education

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital property

  • 70% Family law
  • 30% Schools & education

First Admitted: 2009, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.tullylegal.com/attorneys/leslie-a-silva/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • New York, 2009
  • Connecticut, 2009
  • Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ for 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)
  • Represented pro bono client through the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, 2020
Educational Background:
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, Bachelor of Science, major in Political Science and minor in History, 2005

Office location for Leslie A. Silva

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

Phone: 888-913-6229


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

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