Marco Antonio Marques da Silva is a renowned judge in Brazil and currently serves in the Brazilian Court of Appeal. Marco was born in the city of Itapetininga in 1958. He discovered his passion of being a lawyer age 15 and joined Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) in 1977, graduating in 1981. He also pursued a Master’s, a Doctorate, and a teaching degree in Pontifical Catholic University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the faculty of Law at Coimbra in 2005. Marco was already a professor at PUC in 1982, at the age of 24.
Marco Antonio Marques da Silva has made his fair share of contribution as a judge; he joined the State judiciary in 1983 and worked in various cities in Brazil including Monte Alto, Diadema, Palmeira D’Oeste, and Sao Paulo. He became a Court of Appeal judge after working as a substitute judge from 2002. Marco is also a prolific writer, and his works have been recognized worldwide. Until now, he has produced more than 40 articles and 13 books, among them the famous ‘Luso-Brazilian Treaty on Human Dignity’ that was edited by Jorge Miranda, a European Constitution Law Professor. The book also includes contributions from various European jurists.
Marco’s efforts have not gone unnoticed as he has been honored not one, but on several occasions. Recently, PUC held a ceremony in his honor as a distinguished judge and a dedicated professor. In fact, one of the auditoriums at the Perdizes Campus was named after him. Further, the guests who were present at the ceremony praised him for his dynamism, selflessness, and focus. The university president and former president of Sao Paulo State Court of Appeals, Dirceu de Mello presided the occasion. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva continues to pursue change to make human dignity a reality to all regardless of sex, gender, age, social, economic, or political status. According to him, it is every person’s responsibility to rekindle human dignity that has eluded humanity for long. No doubt, Marco is an admired figure in Brazil and beyond.
The field of law is quite diverse. There are many paths to choose from when studying and practicing law. As for Jeff Herman, after graduating from law school, he usually represented business entities. However, there came a time when he set out to start representing sexual abuse victims. Over the years, the sexual abuse cases have not been accorded the necessary attention. Nevertheless, Jeff Herman decided to take up the mantle of being the savior of the sexual abuse victims. As shameful as the act may be, Jeff Herman assures the victims who have been violated that they will get the justice that they deserve. Jeff Herman even went ahead and launched Herman Law, a law firm that is mainly geared towards representing sexual abuse victims.
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How Herman Law came to being
Two decades ago, precisely 1997, Jeff Herman was approached by a woman whose 4-year old child has been abused sexually. The child’s private parts had been touched by one of the school employees without the child’s consent. As a result, the scenario was termed as a sexual abuse case. Since Jeff Herman’s skill set as a lawyer was quite remarkable, he decided to take up the case. To some point, Jeff Herman was disturbed by the rate at which sexual abuse cases were on the rise. Moreover, these sexual predators were grown people who could differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. Because such an act will always breed sorrow in the various families that have been affected, making sure that justice is served always puts a smile on the faces of the multiple families.
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Jeff Herman founded Herman Law with the sole aim of curbing the sexual abuse menace that has been affecting the society for long. Together with his team of lawyers at Herman Law, Jeff Herman is able to dissect each case with precision. By presenting actual facts while in the courtroom, Jeff Herman is always able to come out glorious in every case. Also, whenever he makes sure that each family has been accorded the justice that they deserve, Jeff Herman is always able to stay happy since his dedication makes sure that the society is a better place.
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