Paula D. Silsby
B.A. Mount Holyoke College
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
Paula D. Silsby is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Maine School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Maine, the United States District Court for the District of Maine and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After serving a year as a law clerk to Justice Harry P. Glassman of the Maine Superior Court, Ms. Silsby joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine. During her 33-year career in the U.S. Attorney’s office, Ms. Silsby handled both civil and criminal cases. She served as Chief of the Criminal Division and Senior Litigation Counsel before being named United States Attorney in 2001.
From 1987 to 1988 Ms. Silsby served as the Assistant Director of the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, the training program for all Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s office lawyers. She has taught trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, the University of Maine School of Law, the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.