Silvia Simpson Larizza, Counsel

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.

Bar and Community Service:

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Interim Secretary, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, 1999; Monday Night Law pro bono program, 1998-2000)

American Bar Association, Member

Publications:

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

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551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10176
Phone:212-661-5030
Fax: 212-687-2123
slarizza@schoeman.com

Areas of Concentration:
Complex Litigation

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

Bar Admissions:
New York
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of Georgia