March 5, 2015
IN RE: THEODORE S. SILVA, JR., Petitioner
Bar Registration No. 412984. BDN: 302-14.
BEFORE: Fisher and Beckwith, Associate Judges, and Pryor, Senior Judge.
On consideration of Bar Counsel's report regarding petitioner's petition for reinstatement wherein Bar Counsel informs the court that Mr. Silva has demonstrated
that he is fit to resume the practice of law subject to certain conditions, the petition for reinstatement, and it appearing that petitioner is eligible to file the petition for reinstatement, see In re Silva, 29 A.3d 924 (D.C. 2011), and it further appearing that Mr. Silva has agreed that his reinstatement be conditioned on his continued attendance at support group meetings and counseling for a period of five years and that he consent to his counselor submitting compliance or non-compliance reports to Bar Counsel and the Board on Professional Responsibility every six months, it is
ORDERED that petitioner's petition for reinstatement is granted conditioned on a five-year period of continued monitoring during which time Mr. Silva must continue to attend group support meetings and individual counseling sessions. Additionally, his counselor must submit compliance or non-compliance reports every six months to Bar Counsel and the Board on Professional Responsibility. Petitioner shall execute any necessary waivers of confidentiality required for Bar Counsel to obtain information on petitioner's compliance with this condition. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Theodore S. Silva, Jr. is hereby reinstated to the Bar of the District of Columbia subject to the above outlined conditions. Failure to fully comply with the above conditions may result in revocation of this reinstatement order. See D.C. Bar R. XI § 16 (f).