The Champlain Towers South Condominium Collapse

plaintiffs’ leadership team
Champlain Towers Building Collapse

Our firm was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ leadership team in the litigation surrounding the Champlain Towers South Condominium Collapse.

On July 16, 2021, Judge Hanzman entered an order appointing Silva & Silva to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, to coordinate pretrial activity in the wrongful death cases. The leadership structure will provide the victims with, as the court stated, the “best of the best.”
From the onset of its involvement, Silva & Silva has focused our resources on addressing the needs of the personal injury/wrongful death victims, securing evidence, contacting experts, and identifying individuals or corporations that may be responsible for this horrific tragedy. These efforts allowed Silva & Silva to file the first complaint identifying more than ten potential defendants, many of whom have confirmed that they possess significant insurance policies. To that end, Silva & Silva is committed to efficiently and effectively prosecuting this case in the hopes of bringing some closure to those who lost so much in this tragedy.


On behalf of our clients, our lawyers have reached a settlement worth over $1.2 billion with multiple responsible entities regarding the Surfside building’s collapse that killed 98 people. The entities in the proposed settlement include the condo association, the city of Surfside, and engineering, architectural and other companies involved in the building and maintenance of Champlain Towers South. The settlement proposal was approved by Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman.  Judge Hanzman praised the speed with which the settlement was reached as “beyond extraordinary . . . .” Judge Hanzman also had this to say about Carlos and Jorge Silva:

“[T]he Silva brothers, when I say they bled for these clients, they took a case that court’s initial reaction was “this guy’s get nothing, nothing, getting nothing” and I’ll let them check the box for a million dollars but in all likelihood he’s not getting anything. And they asked for a continuance, they gathered evidence, they represented this client, and they did a marvelous job. They went all out for every client. They bled for every client. They cried with every client . . . .”

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Champlain Towers Building Collapse

Our firm led the way in seeking justice for the victims of the Surfside Condominium Collapse. Watch the videos below to hear from our lawyers about the lawsuits we filed and how we helped those who suffered devastating losses in this tragedy.


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Silva & Silva is pursuing a lawsuit against a psychiatric hospital whose disturbing track record of sub-standard care left a vulnerable patient completely unsupervised and in a perilous fight for his life with another patient. The neglect and inattentiveness by the hospital resulted in our client having his eyeballs ripped out of their sockets.

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