Representing Students, Teachers, Coaches, Professors, and Other Educational Employees throughout the State of Florida.
Attorney Silva represents employees and students in Title IX gender or sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases throughout the State of Florida. Attorney Silva has represented students regarding a variety of Title IX issues including pregnancy discrimination, access to athletics, harassment, and retaliation against high schools, vocational schools, and universities and has represented professors, teachers, and coaches with gender, equal pay, and retaliation claims against universities and high schools. Attorney Silva contributed to a book on pregnancy discrimination regarding Title IX and pregnancy.
Attorney Silva also represents homeowners and tenants in housing discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act; customers and patrons in cases of discrimination in places of public accommodation like a hotel or restaurant; students in race discrimination cases; and non-educational employees in disability, gender, race, religion, and retaliation cases.
Attorney Silva was the 2009-2010 President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (FL NELA) and was the 2012-2013 President of the Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of Court.
Ms. Silva was named a Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012. In 2014, the Florida Bar appointed Ms. Silva to the Board of Directors of Florida Legal Services, Inc.