At the age of fifteen Judge Marco Antonio Marques da Silva knew what he wanted to do for a living. By 1981 he received his bachelor’s degree from PUC in legal studies although his love for learning took him to achieve many more degrees throughout the next several decades.
He has a specialization, masters, doctorate and teaching degree from Pontifical Catholic University. In 1983 he became a state judiciary in the counties of Palmeira D’Oeste, Monte Alto, Diadema and São Paulo. In 2002 he was promoted to substitute judge and in 2007 he became a court of appeals judge.
With all the knowledge in front of him, Judge Silva wanted to share his passion with others and he became a professor in 1982, earning his tenure in 2003. It is with this distinct title that the PUC Sao Paulo honored their professor in one of the best ways possible. They named an auditorium at the Perdizes Campus after him. Having helped ensure the construction of the auditorium came to fruition it only made sense that it would have his namesake.
During the honoring of the auditorium, the President of the University Dirceu de Mello gave a speech where he spoke highly of his colleague. President Mello noted that Judge Silva was willing to help with whatever was needed.
Another lawyer and tenured professor of PUC, Richardo Sayeg, commended his colleague on the many literary works he had published including forty articles and thirteen books. Richardo Sayeg was noted as saying of Judge Marco Antonio Marques da Silva, “He fills us with pride and satisfaction, unanimously recognized by his fellow professors and students as one of our esteemed and most prominent teachers.”
The Judge thanked the women in his life: his mother and sisters, wife and daughters. He also noted that he still has the same passion today that he had when he graduated from college many years ago. This is the passion that led him to where he is today.