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Alyssa Silvaggi zealously defends the firm’s clients against a wide variety of criminal charges. Her experience at the firm ranges from violent state cases, such as armed robbery to complex white collar federal cases. Alyssa supports all phases of the litigation process, from initial case management and trial preparation to appearing in court and arguing motions. Dependable, hard-working and always prepared, Alyssa is an advocate who is not only genuine, but also relatable and persuasive.
Inquisitive by nature, Alyssa is driven to find the critical details of a case and to ask the right questions in order to advance her client’s defense. Alyssa joined the firm’s Criminal Division after working for several years in the Broward County Public Defender’s Office. Working as a public defender gave Alyssa effective advocacy and early-on strategy development skills, as well as the hands-on training she needed to serve the firm’s clients well.
During her time at the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Alyssa tried numerous cases, ranging from capital sexual battery, armed burglary and manslaughter to possession of cannabis. Alyssa successfully argued many pretrial motions that resulted in the dismissal of serious felony cases, including a Stand Your Ground motion, which resulted in the dismissal of an aggravated battery. During a bond hearing, Alyssa convinced a circuit court judge that a Florida statute mandating pretrial detention was unconstitutional and her client was able to remain out of custody. Alyssa is also experienced in defending juveniles from delinquency cases.
Prior to joining the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Alyssa volunteered as a research assistant for Innocence Canada and interned at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office.
Awards and Recognition
- "Rising Stars," Florida Super Lawyers, 2019
- “Double Hat Trick Award” for six consecutive not guilty verdicts, Broward Association of Criminal Lawyers (BACDL), 2016
- Book Award, Trial Practice, 2013
- Book Award, Death Penalty in the U.S., 2013
- Florida, 2014
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2018
- Broward Association of Criminal Lawyers (BACDL)