Boston-based Dwyer & Collora, LLP has added two attorneys to the
firm. Sara Silva has "re-joined" the firm as counsel and Tom Reece has
been named an associate.
Ms. Silva first joined Dwyer &
Collora as an associate in September 2001. From September 2006 to August
2010, Ms. Silva took a hiatus from the firm to work with the Federal Public
& Community Defenders' Sentencing Resource Project, during which time she
represented Defenders’ interests in matters of sentencing policy before the U.S.
Sentencing Commission, assisted with sentencing cases before the U. S. Supreme
Court, and provided nationwide training in sentencing advocacy. Ms. Silva
is a 1999 cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law and served as a
law clerk to the Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Sixth Circuit from 2000-2001. She is a member of the Boston Bar
Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Prior to joining Dwyer &
Collora, Mr. Reece served as a law clerk to the Hon. James C. Cacheris of the
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and was appointed a Special
Assistant United States Attorney in the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office. Mr.
Reece is a 2006 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a 2002
graduate of Middlebury College. He is a member of the Boston Bar
Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.
"Tom and Sara epitomize what sets our firm's attorneys apart," said Jody L.
Newman, Managing Partner. “They are both exceptionally bright, passionate about
justice, and committed to fighting vigorously to protect our clients."
Both Ms. Silva and Mr. Reece represent clients across the firm's practices
areas including white collar criminal defense, and employment and business
litigation in federal and state courts. Their clients include individuals
and entities in all phases of civil and criminal litigation including civil and
criminal discovery, trial preparation, trial, post-conviction litigation,
sentencing and appeal.