St. Petersburg: (727) 823-0540 | Lakewood Ranch: (941) 741-8300

ATTORNEY PROFILES

PAUL M. SILVESTRI

Paul’s primary area of practice with Goodis Thompson & Miller focuses on defending insurance policyholders and carriers in cases involving property damage, slip and fall and auto accident injury. Paul began his legal career litigating in State and Federal Courts representing corporate and individual clients in real property, contract and bankruptcy disputes. Through his years of practice, Paul has gained valuable experience in the things not taught in law school: finding a pragmatic resolution to a dispute while simultaneously easing the concerns and stresses of his clients.

In 2016, Paul was elected to represent the 6th Circuit of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. He is also an active member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, having served as a volunteer committee member for the later. Additionally, Paul is a member of the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court, an organization comprised of local attorneys and judges in both the private and public sector, where he previously served on the executive board. In 2017, Paul was awarded a Gerald Bennet Scholarship by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar to attend the Advanced International Trial Advocacy Program at Keble College, Oxford, England - a week long course described as “the most demanding and intensive of any advocacy course in the UK.”

In additional to his contributions to the legal community, Paul volunteers with the St. Petersburg Community Law Program, the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers Program, the Florida Bar’s Protect Florida Democracy Project, United Way HandsOn Suncoast Chapter, and the Pinellas County Seminole Club.

Paul received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from The Florida State University. Paul is a member of the Phi Theta Fraternity, where he served as the Chapter President. He was also a member of the Garnet & Gold Key Honorary Society, the Order of Omega Leadership & Academic Honorary Society and served as a justice of the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board.

Paul Silvestri | GTM Legal Attorney | Goodis Thompson & Miller

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Casualty Litigation
  • Collections Litigation
  • Business Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 2009

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors

EDUCATION

  • The Florida State University, B.A., 2006
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2009

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, Pinellas County Seminole Boosters Club
  • Charter member, Sunset Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
  • United Way HandsOn Suncoast

PAUL M. SILVESTRI

Paul Silvestri | GTM Legal Attorney | Goodis Thompson & Miller

Paul’s primary area of practice with Goodis Thompson & Miller focuses on defending insurance policyholders and carriers in cases involving property damage, slip and fall and auto accident injury. Paul began his legal career litigating in State and Federal Courts representing corporate and individual clients in real property, contract and bankruptcy disputes. Through his years of practice, Paul has gained valuable experience in the things not taught in law school: finding a pragmatic resolution to a dispute while simultaneously easing the concerns and stresses of his clients.

In 2016, Paul was elected to represent the 6th Circuit of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. He is also an active member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, having served as a volunteer committee member for the later. Additionally, Paul is a member of the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court, an organization comprised of local attorneys and judges in both the private and public sector, where he previously served on the executive board. In 2017, Paul was awarded a Gerald Bennet Scholarship by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar to attend the Advanced International Trial Advocacy Program at Keble College, Oxford, England - a week long course described as “the most demanding and intensive of any advocacy course in the UK.”

In additional to his contributions to the legal community, Paul volunteers with the St. Petersburg Community Law Program, the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers Program, the Florida Bar’s Protect Florida Democracy Project, United Way HandsOn Suncoast Chapter, and the Pinellas County Seminole Club.

Paul received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from The Florida State University. Paul is a member of the Phi Theta Fraternity, where he served as the Chapter President. He was also a member of the Garnet & Gold Key Honorary Society, the Order of Omega Leadership & Academic Honorary Society and served as a justice of the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Casualty Litigation
  • Collections Litigation
  • Business Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 2009

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors

EDUCATION

  • The Florida State University, B.A., 2006
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2009

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, Pinellas County Seminole Boosters Club
  • Charter member, Sunset Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
  • United Way HandsOn Suncoast

St. Petersburg Office
150 Second Ave. North, Suite 1500
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: (727) 823-0540
Fax: (727) 823-0230

Goodis Thompson & Miller | GTM Legal | St. Petersburg Lakewood Ranch Attorneys

Lakewood Ranch Office
11509 Palmbrush Trail, Suite 208
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Phone: (941) 741-8300
Fax: (941) 741-8355

Goodis Thompson & Miller | GTM Legal | St. Petersburg Lakewood Ranch Attorneys

St. Petersburg Office
150 Second Ave. North, Suite 1500
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: (727) 823-0540
Fax: (727) 823-0230

Lakewood Ranch Office
11509 Palmbrush Trail, Suite 208
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Phone: (941) 741-8300
Fax: (941) 741-8355