In the field of law, there are few individuals as well educated or traveled as Brazilian Marco Antonio Marques de Silva. Currently sitting on the bench in Brazil as a member of the Appeals Court, Marques de Silva is often involved in controversial cases which have passed through every other court in Brazil. Now seen as one of the leading experts in procedural law in South America, the judge was recently involved in the overturning of the drug conviction of two accused traffickers.
Marco Antonio Marques de Silva has been on course for the highest office in the Brazilian legal system since the age of 15 in his hometown of Itapetininga. The judge had already set his heart on a career in the legal profession and was determined to put all his skill and hard work into achieving his dream of becoming a qualified lawyer. Beginning his studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo with a Bachelor’s degree in law followed by both his Master’s degree and a doctorate in procedural law from the same academic institution. Marques de Silva would travel to Portugal to continue his studies in a bid to become a global expert in criminal law and procedures which resulted in him obtaining a teaching certificate fro Portugal’s University of Coimbra dedicated to European Criminal Law.
Marco Antonio Marques de Silva would eventually achieve tenure at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo in 2003 where he would become the leading expert in Criminal Procedural Law. Eventually, the legal expert would have his legal skills identified by the government of Brazil with his initial appointment as a substitute judge with the Court of Appeals before taking up the same position full-time. Despite taking up the important position as a judge with the Court of Appeals, Marco Antonio Marques de Silva has continued to develop his academic research skills at his alma mater. Continuing to show concern for the plight of people across the planet, Marques de Silva heads the research group on Human Dignity and the Rule of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo.