Natalia has extensive experience since 2002 in the practice of criminal law having tried over 100 felony cases to jury verdict. Natalia has vast experience in the examination of experts in multiple fields of practice including forensic pathology, forensic neuropathology, neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, general and orthopedic surgery, pharmacology, toxicology, and forensic psychology and psychiatry. Natalia’s experience also includes handling various types of scientific evidence including DNA evidence and serology, firearm identification, bullet trajectory analysis, tire and foot impression evidence, fiber and trace evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction, and accident reconstruction.
Natalia Silver was raised in South Carolina, and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology, and received a minor in Communications where she wrote her Senior Exit paper on nonverbal communications and its effect on a jury in both criminal and civil trials. During her four years of college, she competed in the National Trial Team Competition for 4 years and won number one advocate in the Country receiving the top honor of Best Advocate and the All-American Award.
After college, Natalia relocated to Florida to attend Stetson University College of Law which is ranked as the number one law school in trial advocacy in the United States. Natalia graduated cum laude at the top of her class. After her first year at Stetson, Natalia was invited to join Law Review where she became Senior Associate and was published. She was also selected to join the Nationally recognized Stetson Trial Team where she again received the top honor and won number one advocate in the nation receiving the Outstanding Trial Advocate in the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago, Illinois.
- Criminal Law
- Stetson University College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2002)
- Senior Associate, Stetson Law Review, (published 2002)
- Stetson Trial Team, (2001-2002)
- University of South Carolina (B.S. Criminology, 1998)
- The Florida Bar
- Middle District of Florida
- Northern District of Florida
- Sentinel Award, by the Florida Animal Control Association, 2011
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
- Goldburg-Cacciatore Criminal Law Inn of Court