Silvia S. Larizza

Counsel

Location: New York, New York
Phone: 212-257-8750
Fax: 212-687-2123
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Silvia Simpson Larizza practices in litigation, with a concentration in products liability and matrimonial law.

Ms. Larizza has represented clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. Her experience in products liability has been both at the national and the local counsel level in coordinating and managing mass torts, as well as individual products cases. She has been involved in every stage of the litigation process, including document production and preparation, witness preparation, depositions, trial preparation and resolution of cases. She has also handled employment cases, second-chairing a racial and age discrimination case in the Southern District of New York and successfully achieving a full defense verdict. Ms. Larizza has also handled a variety of matrimonial matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Larizza worked as an associate at Savell & Williams in Atlanta, Georgia, practicing insurance defense. Ms. Larizza is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • Georgia, 1994
  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1994
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: Chair, Moot Court Board
  • University of Georgia
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 1991
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: with high honors in History

Published Works

  • “Confessions and the Mentally Retarded Capital Defendant: Cheating to Lose,” Washington & Lee University School of Law Capital Digest, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member (Interim Secretary, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, 1999; Monday Night Law pro bono program, 1998-2000) , 1999 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, In-House/Outside Counsel Litigation Group, Secretary 2013 – present

Prior Employment

  • Savell & Williams, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Monday Night Law pro bono program, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1998 – 2000

Languages

  • Fluent Spanish