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Marilena DiSilvio - Mayfield Heights, OH

6105 Parkland Blvd.Suite 200 Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

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Updated: 09/02/2020

Mayfield Heights Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff Lawyer


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 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...

About Marilena DiSilvio

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff 80%
  • Personal Injury - Products : Plaintiff 10%
  • Personal Injury - General : Plaintiff 10%


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  • English
  • Italian


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Foundation, 2013 - 2014 (President)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Justinian Forum
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • National Italian-American Bar Association
  • International Society of Barristers


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Law Review: Cleveland State Law Review, Managing Editor
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989
    Major: Bachelor Science in Nursing

Classes and Seminars

  • Leadership and Public Speaking Program with Judge Brendan Sheehan (Professional Development Series), Case Western Reserve Law School, November 2016
  • "System Errors Expanding Liability in Medical Malpractice Claims", OAJ's 2016 Winter Convention, November 2016


Other Sources of Feedback About Marilena DiSilvio

Included on the 2023 Ohio list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Marilena DiSilvio on Super Lawyers


  • Ohio Super Lawyers- Top 25 Cleveland Women Super Lawyers- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers- Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers- Top 50 Ohio Women Super Lawyers- 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recognized by Marquis "Who's Who of American Women"
  • Included in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 in the field of Medical Malpractice Law

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6105 Parkland Blvd.Suite 200 Mayfield Heights, OH 44124



  • Common Myths of HIPAA's "Final Rule"- What Every Practitioner Should Know, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. 6, No. 8, March 25 , 2014
  • Female Perspective in a Woman Friendly Firm, The Gavel- Cleveland State University College of Law- Winter, Edition, May 8 , 2013
  • Women in the Profession - Still Changing the Practice of Law, Ohio Lawyer, Nov. -Dec. 2012 , November 8, 2012
  • Federal Plan for Healthcare Cost Containment: Changes are Coming, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio Magazine, July/August 2011 , July 7 , 2011
  • Moment of Truth, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal, February 15, 2011
  • Health Care and the Role of Litigation, Cleveland Marshall Law School Course Syllabus- Summer 2011, February 1, 2011
  • Recouping Improper Medicare Payments, October 1, 2009

Representative Cases

  • 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.

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