Andrew E. Silvia is a Boston litigation attorney who focuses his practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation. Mr. Silvia has significant experience defending claims of discrimination and retaliation, wage-and-hour lawsuits, labor disputes and unfair-practice charges, misclassification claims, breach-of-contract and wrongful-termination cases, as well as unfair-competition matters.

In addition, Mr. Silvia counsels employers regarding employment policies and compliance with all state and federal employment laws. He frequently drafts and revises handbooks, policies, and various employment agreements.

Mr. Silvia has handled cases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island state and federal courts, as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights (RICHR).

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Silvia practiced for several years at a prominent, international, labor and employment boutique law firm. Before beginning his private practice, Mr. Silvia served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Silverstein on the Rhode Island Superior Court business calendar.


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The George Washington University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • All State Courts in Massachusetts
  • All State Courts in Rhode Island
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association


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