Linda M. Oliva, Esq.

Attorney at the prestigious law firm of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos.

Medical Malpractice

The negligence of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical professional is defined as a deviation or departure from accepted medical practice. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a birth injury, surgical error or failure to diagnose or treat an illness.

Wrongful Death

New York law permits the estate of someone who died as a result of he negligence of others to recover for damages including the loss of the decedent’s income, the loss of the decedent’s guidance to children, the loss of inheritance and other pecuniary loss.

Slip/Trip and Fall

The law concerning liability for falls can be complicated. Often a municipality will have to be served with a Notice of Claim as a prerequisite to a lawsuit. Linda M. Oliva, Esq. will ensure that the responsible property owner is identified and that the appropriate municipalities are put on notice of your accident, if necessary.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, as well as the damage to your property.

Workplace Accidents

Your life and your family’s well-being can be changed forever if you are injured at work. Not all workplace injuries are covered solely by Worker’s Compensation.

Nursing Home Negligence

Many injuries suffered at nursing homes including bed sores and injuries from falls could be avoided with proper care and prevention strategies. Nursing homes that mistreat the elderly and vulnerable should be held accountable.

About Linda

Linda M. Oliva, Esq. is a distinguished attorney representing plaintiffs in medical negligence cases for more than 25 years. She handles all aspects of pretrial litigation and appeals representing patients in cases involving birth injury, surgical, neurosurgical, cardiac, and women’s health care negligence including the failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer.  Ms. Oliva is passionate about the law and about aggressively representing her clients that have been wrongly injured by the negligence of medical providers. She also realizes the importance of being compassionate to her clients and listening to their needs and concerns as they cope with the difficulties of dealing with the complications of personal injuries sustained by themselves and/or their loved ones.

Ms. Oliva is a Past President of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association (NCWBA). She also dedicates considerable time to community services, and participates in many community events as a key advocate for patient awareness. She is actively involved in several organizations that support breast cancer research, awareness, and patient support, including the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition. She is a past member of the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline’s Creative Cups Dinner Committee, and was past co-chair of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation’s Golf Outing Committee which raises money for breast cancer research and awareness. She has also mentored students at the ABGS Middle School in Hempstead, NY.


Ms. Oliva has received numerous awards for her legal acumen and commitment to the profession.


In 2017, she received the “Commitment to Women in Law Leadership Award” by Hofstra University School of Law’s Center for Children, Families and the Law.


In 2016, she was named an Outstanding Woman in Law by Hofstra University School of Law’s Center for Children, Families and the Law.

Since 2016

In 2016 and 2017, she was named to the Best Lawyers© List in New York.

Since 2014

From 2014 to 2017, she was named yearly to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list, being among only 5% of all attorneys to make this prestigious list of peer recognition and professional achievement.


In 2012, she was featured in the Long Island Business News’ “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services.”


In 2011, she was the Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation Courage Award recipient.


Ms. Oliva is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, the American Association for Justice, the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation. She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY).  As a member of WBASNY’s Judiciary/Courts Committee, she considered the qualifications of candidates proposed by the New York State Judicial Nominating Commission to be Judges of the Court of Appeals for the State of New York (the highest court in the state) by analyzing their written credentials and personally interviewing the nominated candidates.


St. John’s University School of Law, JD
Hofstra University, BA

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

New York
US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY

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