After graduating with Honors from the University of Miami School of Law, Jorge E. Silva obtained the highest score on the Florida Bar examination and was subsequently invited to teach the preparatory course for it.
Jorge E. Silva is passionate about his law practice. He has concentrated his efforts in representing victims of catastrophic medical malpractice events. He firmly believes that patients must have a solution for medical negligence and wrongful death.
Because of the Firm’s involvement in major aircraft, maritime and products liability catastrophes, Jorge E. Silva has also become immersed in these matters. Specifically, he has been able to contribute substantially in areas such as establishing a breach of prevailing standards, causation, and damages.
Mr. Silva is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition by his peers that places him amongst the top trial attorneys in the nation. The South Florida Legal Guide has also awarded Mr. Silva as “Top Attorney” 10 years consecutively. Recently, Mr. Silva was nominated as a “Best Attorneys of America” by Rue Ratings.
Additionally, in his quest to ensure that all victims of negligence, not just Silva and Silva clients, are appropriately represented, Mr. Silva devotes part of his own personal time as a law school professor. Mr. Silva designed an in depth course “Florida Medical Malpractice Practice and Procedure” and wrote the course syllabus and material used by aspiring attorneys. And, as yet another way to show his appreciation, Mr. Silva donates his entire professor’s salary to the law school for the funding of a scholarship.
He has participated in “Put Something Back”, a pro-bono effort by Miami attorneys and judges to represent, free of charge, those who cannot afford the services of an attorney in civil matters. 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 dedicated to helping orphaned children.
In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Silva completed the New York City Marathon with the objective of raising funds to facilitate the construction of a Hospital as well as to provide education to orphan children in Sumpango, Guatemala. Thereafter, Mr. Silva ran the Marine Corp and Chicago Marathons to further fund the hospital.
Jorge E. Silva is married and a father of four. As such, he is tenacious in his quest to be an advocate for victims and their families.