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Carolina Suarez

Carlos E. SilvaCarolina Beatriz Suarez was born in Miami, Florida.  She graduated from the University of Florida in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude. Subsequently, Mrs. Suarez graduated from Florida International University College of Law in 2007.  While at Florida International University, Mrs. Suarez was on the Dean’s List and was the recipient of an Excellence for the Future Award and Book Award for her performance in Remedies and Administrative Law.  During law school, Mrs. Suarez worked for the Florida House of Representatives where she managed all of the constituent casework, financial reporting, and official state correspondence.  After three years with the Florida House, Mrs. Suarez began working for a prominent Miami lobbyist, lobbying on behalf of diverse principals in the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the State of Florida.

Following Law School, Mrs. Suarez began practicing law at one of South Florida’s foremost Worker’s Compensation firms, representing plaintiffs in catastrophic work-related injuries.  Them, in 2009, Mrs. Suarez joined the partnership between a local law firm and a large construction defect firm based in Santa Monica, California, as the Lead Associate representing 300 homeowners in Re: Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2047, under the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana.   MDL 2047 involved the claims for damages resulting from the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and installation of defective Chinese drywall in homes throughout the United States.   Over the course of four years, Mrs. Suarez was actively involved in nearly all aspects of MDL 2047, including the drafting of Omnibus briefs and reply briefs as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County. She prepared various complex motions, ranging from jurisdictional, class action, and bad faith pleadings, to service of foreign defendants through the Hague Convention. Carolina executed all pre-suit investigation, and was an active participant in all settlement negotiations, litigation strategies, fact investigation, depositions, mediations, and trial preparation, which ultimately led to the resolution of substantial claims.

Since joining Silva & Silva in 2013, Carolina has concentrated her practice on cases involving medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.  Mrs. Suarez is a member of the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Supreme Court of the United States.   In her spare time, Carolina enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter.