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Marilena Disilvio

Medical malpractice Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Marilena

Learn Marilena’s areas of practice.

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.”

Marilena has earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Location

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd.
6105 Parkland Blvd
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44124
Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Columbus
5100 Parkcenter Ave.
Suite 100
Dublin, OH, 43017
Elk & Elk Co, Ltd. - Cincinnati
2754 Erie Ave.
#100
Cincinnati, OH, 45208
Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. - Cleveland
3350 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH, 44109
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Posted by Gina | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I hired Marilena to represent my mom's medical malpractice case. She was professional, kind, compassionate and sympathetic with our family's situation. She's a great communicator and listener. She explained things in great detail, and was always a call or email away if I had any questions. She really blew me away in the courtroom. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. My mom would've been proud to have her on our side. Do not hesitate to give her a call!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elk & Elk Co, Ltd.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • 1997 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Weisman Kennedy Berris
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Weisman Kennedy Berris
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
  • 1989
  • Cleveland State University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • L. Rich, Guardian of Joseph Cox v. MetroHealth Medical Center

Associations

  • Sovereign Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Justinian Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Italian-American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Gathering Place
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • International Associaton of Barristers
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • The Gathering Place
  • Co-chair Development Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation
  • Co-Chair Leadership Institute
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute
  • Class Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 25 Women Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Women
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Women
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 25 Women Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 25 Women Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award-10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50: Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100: Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100: Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50: Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Women in the Law Making a Difference
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50: Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100: Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 25: Women Cleveland Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 50: Women Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who of American Women -Marquis
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal – Vol. 6, No. 8
  • Common Myths of HIPAA’s “Final Rule” – What Every Practitioner Should Know
  • 2014
  • The Gavel, Cleveland State University College of Law
  • Female Perspective in a Woman Friendly Firm
  • 2013
  • Ohio Lawyer
  • Women in the Profession – Still Changing the Practice of Law
  • 2012
  • Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio Magazine
  • Federal Plan for Healthcare Cost Containment: Changes are Coming
  • 2011
  • Cleveland Marshall Law School Course Syllabus
  • Health Care and the Role of Litigation
  • 2011
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal
  • Moment of Truth
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare
  • Getting Sued: The Deposition Process
  • 2019
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Watch a Doctor Get Sued: A Live Medicolegal Simulation
  • 2018
  • OBIX Perinatal Data System
  • Cases & Controversies in Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • 2017
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • The Anatomy of a Lawsuit
  • 2016
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Shoulder Dystocia and the Medical Malpractice Risk - Grand Rounds
  • 2012
  • Cincinnati Nursing Home Association
  • The Stark Amendment Legislation Affecting Long Term Care Practice
  • 2012
  • Children's Medical Center
  • Delivery of Care in Modern Era
  • 2012
  • Ohio Hospital Association Annual Conference
  • Putting it All Together - An Action Plan for the first 24 hours catastrophic event
  • 2011
  • Ohio Hospital Association Annual Conference
  • The First 24 Hours: Time-Sensitive Risk Management in the Face of Catastrophe
  • 2011
  • MetroHealth Medical Center - Physician Staff
  • Simulation of Deposition Process
  • 2011
  • CLE Seminar
  • What's Changed in Medical Malpractice
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Marilena
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marilena is a phenomenal lawyer, and an even better person. The best of the best."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Marilena Disilvio for 18 years and had the pleasure of co-chairing a continuing education presentation with her for all of the trial judges in Ohio at the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association's Annual Meeting a few years back. Marilena is a highly skilled litigator and speaker. But better yet, she is a very good person who genuinely cares for her clients and goes the extra mile for them always."
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Cleveland Medical malpractice Lawyer Marilena Disilvio
Marilena Disilvio
Medical malpractice Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 28 years
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