Effie D. Silva focuses her practice on complex business disputes, international arbitration, health care, and corporate fraud and compliance. She represents corporate and individual clients based in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, media, health care, mining, technology, real estate, food and beverages, and banking and financial services. She has extensive experience representing major health care providers, hospitals and health care systems, and physician groups in litigation, including non-compete, contractual and shareholder disputes.
Effie writes and lectures on topics relating to complex business disputes, international arbitration, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border disputes, and health care litigation. She has served 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. Effie also serves in leadership positions at several of the most important nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving the citizens of the South Florida community.
Effie has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) for her legal ability in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as her high ethical standards. Effie 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 was selected as 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. American Lawyer Media/Daily Business Review named her as one of the most effective lawyers of 2012 and a Rising Star in 2014. She 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.
Duane Morris LLP
200 South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Banking & Financial Services
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Entertainment & Media
Food & Beverage
Effie D. 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. She is an appointed member of the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and is a member of the Center's Advocacy for Diversity & Inclusion Goals Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Silva also serves as Regional Co-Chair for the ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) and is on the Editorial Board for the ABA's Dispute Resolution Magazine.
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