- U.S. District Courts in Eastern, Northern, Southern and Central California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- J.D., University of San Diego, School of Law
- M.B.A., University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
- University of Kent at Canterbury
- B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeff Silvestri served as Managing Partner of McDonald Carano from 2016 to 2020 and is a current co-chair of the Appellate Practice Group.
Jeff concentrates his practice on commercial and complex litigation and administrative law, and he has tried numerous cases before the state and federal courts in Nevada and California. His complex commercial dispute experience includes cases involving contract disputes, business entity ownership and dissolution, regulatory actions, and other business related disputes. In addition to his trial court work, Jeff has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In addition to handling all aspects of appeals, starting from post-judgment motion practice in the trial court through issuance of the appellate court mandate, Jeff also handles writ petitions, provides trial court support and analysis, assists other counsel in the appeal process, drafts amicus curiae briefs, and represents clients in proceedings before regulatory agencies, municipal and county governing entities, professional disciplinary boards and in the judicial review process that may follow.
In January 2016, Jeff was selected for the role of Managing Partner of McDonald Carano because of his business acumen and leadership capabilities, traits he frequently employs in his role as trusted advisor, strategist, and outside general counsel and business strategist for mid-market companies. Mr. Silvestri earned his MBA at University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School. During his tenure as Managing Partner, the Firm grew and continued building upon its strong traditions and foundations. Jeff is strategic, thoughtful, and realized a vision of growth for the Firm focused on building and maintaining productive client relationships, understanding clients’ needs, enhancing the value of the Firm’s services through improved business operations, and attracting and retaining a diverse group of top-tier legal talent. With Jeff—a native Las Vegan—at the helm, the Firm capitalized on its strong history of relationships throughout Nevada. Those productive relationships, along with the Firm’s deep experience and familiarity with the state’s judicial and business environments, further solidified McDonald Carano’s position as the go-to law firm for clients—whatever their legal or business needs might involve.
Before joining McDonald Carano, Jeff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Rose, Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.
Contributing author and editor, Nevada Appellate Practice Manual 1st Edition
Awards and Recognition
- The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” – Appellate Practice (2020)
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Appellate Practice (2016-2022)
- The Best Lawyers in America© – Commercial Litigation (2013-2022)
- Super Lawyers Magazine – “Mountain States Super Lawyer” – Appellate, Business Litigation, Administrative Law (2010-2021)
- Super Lawyers Magazine – “Mountain States Rising Star” – Appellate, Business Litigation, Administrative Law (2008)
- Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite” (2013,2017)
McDonald Carano Celebrates
a Record Number of
“Lawyer of the Year” Awards
from Best Lawyers in America
McDonald Carano proudly announces that seven lawyers in our Reno and Las Vegas offices received “Lawyer of the Year” awards in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Over…
McDonald Carano is proud to announce that 19 of our litigators in Reno and Las Vegas have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 in six areas of litigation…
Las Vegas, Nevada, June 3, 2021 – McDonald Carano LLP is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys from the firm are recognized as 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers and four…
You have chosen to send an email to McDonald Carano. The sending or receipt of this email and the information in it does not in itself create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not already a client, you should not provide us with information that you wish to have treated as privileged or confidential without first speaking to one of our lawyers. If you provide information before we confirm that you are a client and that we are willing and able to represent you, we may not be required to treat that information as privileged, confidential, or protected information, and we may be able to represent a party adverse to you.
I have read this and want to send an email.