Sylvia Wenger

Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A.
Miami, Florida 33180


Areas Of Practice

Civil Rights
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Personal Liability
Real Estate
Same Sex Disputes


Sylvia Wenger graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of law, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar. During law school she served as teaching fellow, and she was first an associate editor, and then an Executive Board editor for the University of Miami Law Review. Upon her graduation, she was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif, and Phi Delta Phi, two National honor societies.

Sylvia joined Weiss, Handler & Cornwell in 2014 after serving for fourteen years as the career law clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, United States District Judge. During her tenure with Judge Middlebrooks, Sylvia oversaw one of the Nation’s largest product liability MDLs (In re Trasylol Products Liablity Litigation). She also was an active contributor to the Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions, Civil and Criminal editions published 1999 – 2014, and participated with Judge Middlebrooks in six sittings by designation on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to working with Judge Middlebrooks, Sylvia practiced law at Steel, Hector & Davis in the areas of employment, securities, and products liability law. With over seventeen years of complex state and federal litigation experience, Sylvia brings a vast array of expertise to the firm. Her areas of expertise include products liability, consumer protection, fair labor standards cases, insurance and employment law, as well as appellate and criminal law.

In addition to her expertise in Federal litigation, Sylvia is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in the areas of family, circuit civil, and appellate law. She heads up Weiss, Handler & Cornwell’s mediation practice. She is admitted to practice before the Florida Southern, Middle, and Northern District Courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Florida. Sylvia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University. She is married and has three adult children.

Sylvia is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the North County Section of the South Florida Federal Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

The cornerstone of our philosophy is the commitment to deliver superior service to all of our clients. Our representation includes clients who have been involved in a variety of legal actions and before governmental boards and agencies. We have secured significant victories for our clients, including multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients who have been wronged by others, and successful defenses for our clients who have been faced with claims of unwarranted liability. Inherent to our success is treating each client as a full partner in identifying and realizing his or her goals.

Our attorneys South Florida and governmental consultants offer the highest caliber of expertise and professionalism. Our team members have been involved in complex legal and legislative issues and have developed the substantive knowledge required to effectively represent clients before the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

The key to our success in achieving our clients’ legislative, legal, and regulatory goals is a result of the experience of the partners and consultants. As a premier Boca Raton law firm, our team of attorneys in Boca Raton and government consultants has the credibility, experience, relationships, and legal expertise to successfully represent our clients in any capacity at any level throughout the State of Florida.

Whether solving our clients’ legal or legislative challenges, our firm is designed and organized to facilitate personalized and careful attention to our clients and to pursue their goals in an aggressive and timely manner.

With attorney’s admitted to practice before all State and Federal courts throughout Florida, Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A. has established a strong statewide network comprised of our clients, business leaders, organizations, other attorneys and law firms to be the premier Florida law firm of choice.

2255 Glades Road, Suite 218 A
Boca Raton, FL 33431

P: 561-997-9995
F: 561-997-5280
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