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At Silva & Silva, its members commit themselves to the Firm's clients by not only providing their knowledge and expertise, but also by getting to know the families that they represent and serve.

Silva & Silva believes its long-term success is due to the full commitment that it has offered its clients over the years, which in turn has resulted in the creation of a very special bond between the members of the Firm and its clients.

Due to the Firm???s history and expertise in the fields of law, Silva & Silva will invest the talent, time, and financial resources that are necessary to successfully handle complex cases.

Silva & Silva has affiliated offices in New York, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Texas, Washington D.C., Alabama, Maryland, Idaho, Vermont, Chile, Dominican Republic, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Colombia. Moreover, Silva & Silva works regularly with reputable firms throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe.

News

Medical Malpractice: Strict Compliance with the Missouri Health Care Affidavit Statute is a Must

In a procedurally convoluted case entitled Mayes v. St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, the Missouri Supreme Court has issued a straightforward warning to medical malpractice plaintiffs: strict compliance with the health care affidavit requirement of Mo.Rev.Stat. § 538.225 is mandatory....

"Excusable Neglect" is a Real Standard Requiring Real Evidence

In Garcia v. Ball, Plaintiff Garcia obtained a $522,400 default judgment against Defendant Ball. Plaintiff filed his petition for damages in excess of $75,000 on May 5, 2011 and served defendant on May 17. On July 7, plaintiff sent notice that in the event of default, plaintiff would seek judgment...