PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER VANCOUVER
Silvana has practiced in the area of personal injury law since her call to the Bar. Prior to joining Simpson, Thomas & Associates, Silvana worked at a large national firm, where she gained valuable litigation experience and acted primarily for insurers and defendants in personal injury and professional indemnity cases. During that time, Silvana also represented plaintiff personal injury clients. Her passion for helping people led her to join Simpson, Thomas & Associates, where she now devotes her entire practice to working for injured plaintiffs.
Silvana was raised in North Burnaby and has close ties to the Italian community. As she has a close family member with a developmental disability, she understands the challenges faced by those with disabilities and their entire families. Silvana’s empathy and passion for justice guides her approach to representing her clients. Her experience working closely with insurance clients gives her a unique understanding of ICBC defence strategy, including its investigative tactics and approach to negotiation. This knowledge helps her guide her clients through the ICBC claims process and achieve desirable settlement of their claims.
Silvana obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from McGill University. After completing her B.A., she received her Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law. During her time at UBC, Silvana competed in the Peter Burns Moot, MacIntyre Cup, and Sopinka Cup National Trial Moot Competition, where she won the award for Best Cross-Examination. While in law school, Silvana also devoted a semester to working at the pro-bono UBC First Nations Legal Clinic, where she had conduct over several files and appeared extensively in criminal court.
Outside of the practice of law, Silvana is passionate about physical fitness. She enjoys running on the seawall, interval training, hot yoga, and ballet fitness. She is also an avid traveler and especially enjoys visiting countries where she can practice Italian, French, and Spanish and expand her knowledge of good food and wine.