Press Release

Duane Morris Miami Office Adds Trial Partner Effie D. Silva

January 11, 2017

Effie SilvaMIAMI, January 11, 2017—Effie D. Silva has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Miami office. Silva enhances the firm’s litigation capabilities regionally, nationally and internationally.

Silva focuses her practice on complex business disputes, international arbitration, healthcare, corporate fraud and compliance. She represents corporate and individual clients with interests throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia in a wide range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, healthcare, technology, real estate, food and beverage, media and banking and financial services. Silva has extensive experience representing major healthcare providers, hospitals and healthcare systems, and physician groups in litigation, including non-compete, contractual and shareholder disputes.

Silva serves in leadership positions at several South Florida nonprofit organizations, including the Orange Bowl Committee, Dade County Bar Association, Legal Services of Greater Miami and the Miami Beach Community Health Center. She also serves as a leader of professional organizations devoted to raising the standards for diversity in the legal profession and for the fair and impartial resolution of international disputes. Silva is fluent in Spanish.

Silva is recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida and one of the Top 100 lawyers in Miami by Super Lawyers. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Silva was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2017 for commercial litigation and is consistently ranked among Florida’s Legal Elite, as well as South Florida Legal Guide and Legal Leaders for her excellence in complex business litigation and arbitration. She has the highest AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell for her legal ability in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as high ethical standards.

Silva is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was articles editor of the University of Florida Journal of Technology Law and Policy, and a 1996 graduate of Wellesley College.

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