Marilena DiSilvio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Mayfield Heights, OH

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd.
 | 6105 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 440-442-6677
Fax: 877-355-1355
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Marilena DiSilvio joined Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., as a partner, in 2014. A former registered nurse and experienced trial attorney, Marilena’s practice focuses on birth injuries, medical negligence, wrongful death and personal injury.

Prior to joining Elk & Elk, Marilena spent 17 years with a leading Cleveland defense firm, where she was a member of the firm’s Executive and Management committees and served as chair of the Health Care Law Practice group. Marilena has tried more than 50 medical malpractice cases. Her extensive experience serving the defense bar has provided her with invaluable knowledge regarding medical malpractice and health care law.

Marilena is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Super Lawyers Magazine has named her to several lists, including the Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers from 2010-2019; Top 25 Women Cleveland Super Lawyers for 2012-2019; Top 50 lawyers in Cleveland for 2012-2019; and Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2011-2019. She has also been recognized by Marquis “Who’s Who of American Women.”

In 2013, Marilena was named President of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association. She also served as the Co-Chair of the 2014-15 Leadership Institute.

Marilena is a Founding Member of the Ohio Advisory Group to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., serves on the development committee of The Gathering Place and is a Trustee of LifeAct. She is also a member of the Sovereign Order of St. John Knights Hospitaller.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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About Marilena DiSilvio

Admitted: 1995, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.elkandelk.com/attorneys/marilena-disilvio/

Honors/Awards:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Cleveland State Law Review, Managing Editor, Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Named To Best Lawyers in America Lists for Medical Malpractice Law, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Recognized by Marquis “Who’s Who of American Women”

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio State Bar, 1995
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • National Italian-American Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • President, Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation, 2013-2014
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1995
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Justinian Forum

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, The Gathering Place
  • Committee Member, “Go Red for Women Campaign” for the American Heart Association
  • Founding Member of the Ohio Advisory Group, in support of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Common Myths of HIPAA's "Final Rule" – What Every Practitioner Should Know Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal – Vol. 6, No. 8, March 25, 2014, Author
  • Female Perspective in a Woman Friendly Firm, The Gavel, Cleveland State University College of Law – Winter 2013 Edition, May 8, 2013, Author
  • Women in the Profession – Still Changing the Practice of Law, Ohio Lawyer, Nov. – Dec. 2012 Issue, November 8, 2012, Author
  • Federal Plan for Healthcare Cost Containment: Changes are Coming, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio Magazine, July/August 2011 Issue, July 7, 2011, Author
  • Moment of Truth Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal, February 15, 2011, Author
  • Health Care and the Role of Litigation, Cleveland Marshall Law School Course Syllabus – Summer 2011, February 1, 2011, Author
  • Recouping Improper Medicare Payments October 1, 2009, Author
  • Panelist - International Visitor Leadership Program, Rule of Law and Judicial Reform, U.S. Department of State and Cleveland Council on World Affairs, 2016
  • Cases & Controversies in Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Speaker, OBIX Perinatal Data System, 2017
  • "Watch a Doctor Get Sued: A Live Medicolegal Simulation", Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Presenter, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Marilena has tried more than 50 medical malpractice cases including matters involving catastrophic injury, brain injury at birth, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy, skull fractures, paralysis and wrongful death.  

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania RN-BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1989
Office Location for Marilena DiSilvio

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Suite 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Phone: 440-442-6677

Fax: 877-355-1355

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Last Updated: 3/12/2019

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