AREAS OF PRACTICE
Juris Doctor, cum laude – University of Florida Levin College of Law
Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration – University of Miami
Maria Schiuma is an Associate Attorney at David Di Pietro & Associates where she focuses on products liability for medical devices and medical malpractice defense.
Maria started her career as an Assistant State Attorney at the Broward State Attorney’s Office, where she handled a wide variety of cases and worked her way up to managing a high case load of first degree felonies and crimes that are punishable by life. She gained extensive litigation experience during her almost four years as a prosecutor, appearing in court daily for jury trials, bench trials, and numerous pre-trial motions and hearings. Prior to working as a prosecutor, she interned at the Office of the Public Defender in Gainesville, Florida, giving her experience defending clients and a perspective from both sides of the law. She amassed 30 jury trials during her career in the criminal justice system.
During law school, Maria worked as a summer clerk for Justice Barbara Pariente at the Florida Supreme Court, where she drafted comprehensive memoranda regarding issues in pending cases. Part of her clerkship research led to her publication, Current Uses of DNA in Florida: The DNA Database, Competing Rights of the State and Defendant, and the Florida Innocence Commission, 50 No. 3 Crim. Law Bulletin ART 6 (Summer 2014). Maria also completed a summer associateship where she worked on personal injury protection and homeowners’ cases.
Maria is a lifelong resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she graduated from Pine Crest School in 2006. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 2009 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2013. Maria is admitted into practice in all Florida State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Ms. Schiuma handles products liability for medical devices and medical malpractice defense for the firm.
MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Member, Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
- Member, Broward County Bar Association
- Juris Doctor, cum laude – University of Florida Levin College of Law
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude – University of Miami
- State of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida