Carlos E. Silva graduated from the University of Miami School of Law determined to give a voice to families who suffered traumatic injuries and oftentimes tragic deaths as a result of tortious conduct. This conduct entails the negligent acts of a product designer or manufacturer, an airline pilot, a surgeon, a multinational corporation in its marketing of an unsafe drug, or preventable incidents of neglect.
Exclusive of the aforementioned litigation embarked upon by Mr. Silva, his diversified trajectory further encompasses the victorious undertaking of cases dealing with trucking and automobile catastrophes, bad faith litigation as well as cases pertaining to negligent security, including those implicating the involvement of terrorists acts.
Carlos E. Silva received a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Doctorate in Law, giving him great capacity to appreciate cases from a legal, scientific and medical perspective. He has earned a reputation for obtaining significant settlements and verdicts for those who lost their loved ones in negligence cases. He has taken on major airlines, like American Airlines, Valujet, Aviateca, AeroPeru, and aircraft manufacturers, like Boeing, Airbus, and others. Furthermore, Carlos E. Silva has successfully opposed major multinational corporations that have armed themselves with well-experienced lawyers who have unlimited resources at their disposal. He has advocated for plaintiffs in national class actions, which were ultimately resolved in favor of the Firm’s clients.
He is also a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. In particular, Mr. Silva and the committee contend with and investigate complaints regarding the unlicensed practice of law (UPL), which often times results in the recommendation of reprimands and even disbarment, for those found accountable. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition by other attorneys that places him among the top trial attorneys in the nation.
Mr. Silva has furthermore attained international legal recognition in South American countries, where Mr. Silva has exclusively conferred with legal advisors to Presidents in an attempt to implement and enforce appropriate pool safety standards and regulations. As consequence of his vigorous efforts, appropriate swimming pool safety standards have been established in several South American countries.
As yet another example of Mr. Silva’s tenacity, when the American Airlines Flight #587 air disaster occurred on November 12, 2001, he deliberated with the President of the Dominican Republic in an effort to educate that country’s government about the available legal rights of victims’ families under United States law.
As if that were not enough, Mr. Silva has been sought out to lecture on varied topics of negligence at several law schools in many parts of the world. He has been chosen by the Chilean College of Lawyers to introduce and assist in the implementation of a tort system in Chile that emulates the American one. Similarly, Mr. Silva has also been selected to lecture at the Peruvian College of Lawyers on the tort system of the United States, creating the possibility of adopting that system in the country of Peru.
Mr. Silva has also contributed his time to Put Something Back, a pro-bono effort by Miami attorneys and judges to represent those who cannot afford the services of an attorney in civil matters. Moreover, he is a Charter Founder of the Coalition for Family Safety and sits on the Board of Advisors for Misioneros del Camino, a non-profit organization devoted to providing help to orphaned children.
In 2005, Carlos E. Silva participated in and completed the New York City Marathon in a joint effort with his brothers, Jorge E. Silva and Dr. Orlando E. Silva, to raise funds to build a hospital in Sumpango, Guatemala. In a continued effort to achieve their goal, Mr. Silva along with his brothers, completed the 2006 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington. Carlos E. Silva considers his practice of law much more than a profession; he considers it a calling.