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Silvio A. Trentalange

Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7041
Fax(215) 575-7200


Deborah Farris
Direct(215) 575-7161

Silvio A. Trentalange represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and complex civil litigations. Silvio provides clients strategic guidance and has worked cases from prelitigation investigation through trial and appeal. He has argued discovery and dispositive motions before federal and state courts, and led briefing projects on intricate legal issues before the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Dilworth, Silvio worked at a prominent Philadelphia plaintiffs’ firm handling complex cases concerning toxic tort and products liability class actions, commercial arbitrations, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury.

Silvio is a graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, Silvio served as an intern for the Honorable Timothy J. Savage in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he worked as a clinical intern for the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office – Civil Rights Unit, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

He received a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Justinian Society
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, National Constitution Center
  • Member, The Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member, Holy Ghost Preparatory School Alumni Association
  • Volunteer, Philly VIP
  • Volunteer, First Tee of Greater Philadelphia

Speeches & Presentations

  • Courts Validate Arb Agreements, but Ways to Avoid Forced Arbitration Still Exist, The Legal Intelligencer, Jan. 8, 2019 (co-author)
  • In NJ, Arbitration Clauses Cannot Be Hidden In Fine Print, Law360, Jan. 28, 2019 (co-author)
  • After ‘Lamps Plus,’ Employees Must Again Consider Arb Agreement Options, The Legal Intelligencer, May 30, 2019 (co-author)

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2015
    • Best Paper Award: Legal Research and Writing I, Complex Civil Litigation, Access to Civil Justice 
    • Outstanding Oral Advocate: Trial Advocacy I
  • B.A., St. Joseph's University, 2008
    • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2017
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey, 2016