Karen L. Silva

Senior Attorney

Boise, ID


Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Karen Silva is a compassionate Senior Attorney with 20 years of civil litigation experience focusing on family law issues, estate planning, real estate, and business litigation. Karen started her legal career as an administrative support professional and paralegal and went on to become a solo law practitioner for more than 10 years, specializing in general civil litigation, family, and domestic law, including adoptions, real estate, construction, and business law. 

During law school, Karen interned with the University of Idaho’s clinical law program, arguing a prisoner civil rights case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Karen is also a former member of the American Inn of Court 130 and a NAPIL Summer Rural Legal Corps Fellowship recipient. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Gerald L. Weston of the Third Judicial District for the State of Idaho. 

Karen loves that no two cases are the same and that you can have a positive impact on families through law. Interacting with her clients and the court is her favorite thing about her role. Her proudest professional achievement in her career so far has been being part of a team that won a product liability/personal injury award of $15 million in 1999. 

When she is not at work, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, hiking, reading, socializing with friends, and walking her dogs. She also loves volunteering and participating in the community. For instance, she is a part of the Women in Networking group, a volunteer GAL attorney for the Family Advocate Program (CASA), and a former board member of the Idaho Special Olympics.

  • Family Law: Adoption
  • Family Law: Child Support
  • Family Law: Common Law Marriage
  • Family Law: Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law: Dissolution/Divorce
  • Family Law: Modification/Relocation
  • Family Law: Name Changes
  • Family Law: Paternity
  • Family Law: Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Family Law: Step Parent Adoptions
  • Family Law: Terminations
  • Estate Planning: Estate Planning (Wills, POAs, Healthcare Directives, Living Wills)
  • Estate Planning: Probate Litigation
  • Estate Planning: Will Contests/Heir Representation
  • B.A., English, magna cum laude, Boise State University
  • J.D., University of Idaho
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Courts, District of Idaho, 1999

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