Immigration Lawyer



1545 Union Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38104



(901) 474-2900







Tony Silva's practice is limited to federal immigration law, with a focus on representing clients with extraordinary abilities in music, art, and entertainment, as well as in research and academia. His clients have included numerous professional musicians, actors on both stage and screen, writers, directors, and film crews, and professional dancers and acrobats. Tony also regularly works with extraordinary foreign researchers, professors, and others involved in higher education.


As a former member of a first-tier national labor and employment law firm, Tony has represented clients whose profiles range from multi-campus higher education systems to individual professors, multi-national corporations to newly formed small businesses, and film production companies to individual actors.


Tony graduated with honors from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he received a Humphreys Law Fellowship and was a member of the editorial board of the University of Memphis Law Review. He is regularly engaged as an author and speaker on immigration topics, conducts continuing legal education seminars on immigration law, and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Tony is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Memphis Bar Association.


Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tony was an active classical pianist and music teacher. He completed a doctorate in piano performance from the Scheidt School of Music and coached privately with many renowned classical musicians. Tony continues to mentor gifted young musicians, is frequently engaged as an adjudicator of classical piano competitions, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Memphis Repertory Orchestra.


Practice Areas

  • Artists & Entertainers
  • Researchers & Academics
  • Corporate Immigration



  • Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit



  • University of Memphis, Scheidt School of Music, B.M., 2000
  • University of Memphis, Scheidt School of Music, M.M., 2003
  • University of Memphis, Scheidt School of Music, D.M.A., 2008
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2008, Cum Laude




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