Meet Rene Silva of Nash Disability Law

March 1, 2024

A spotlight on one of the professional team members who works for you at Nash Disability Law.

Helping people is second nature for Rene Silva, an Intake Case Manager Assistant at Nash Disability Law (NDL).

“Assisting clients is very important to me and everyone here at NDL,” he says. “The best help that I can provide clients when they visit our office is getting them in contact with their disability attorney or case manager, correctly processing their case documents that they drop off, and getting their questions answered. When walk-ins come to the office seeking legal representation, we—everyone on the team including me—make sure they get matched up with the right person to evaluate their case and give them sound advice.”

In addition, Rene has a full slate of other duties at the firm—submitting representation forms for clients, updating files, contacting Disability Determination Services (the state agency that completes the disability decision for Social Security) to get status updates for our clients, and various other duties (too many to name, he says).

Rene’s passion for helping others also carries over into his personal life. He is focused on leading his sons down a healthy path in life. “I have two boys. One is 16 years old, and the other is 17 years old. When I’m not at work, I can usually be found at my sons’ baseball and basketball games. During the remainder of my free time (which is not much), I go to the gym and I like to read books.”

“It’s also important to me to foster a positive working relationship with my co-workers and supervisors here in the office,” he observes. “They are all very nice people. I am very fortunate to work with them.”

It is no surprise then that he places a high value on teamwork, which is reflected in two quotes from legendary sports figures that he strives to apply to his own life every day:

“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, and civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

“Ten strong horses could not pull an empty baby carriage if they worked independently of each other” – John Wooden

A Chicago native who grew up in Little Village, Rene admits that he can be a bit driven to achieve lofty goals.

“I attended two high schools, and three different colleges. I was the valedictorian for my junior college’s graduating class in 2015. I finally topped it off in 2017, graduating from National Louis University with a 3.85 GPA. From 2013 to 2017, I was obsessed with getting straight A’s in college. It was those dumb math classes that brought down my GPA,” he says with an amused sigh.

Now, Rene is driven to help our clients get the disability benefits they have rightfully earned, and we’re glad he’s part of the NDL team.