Elsa De Lima, Esq.

Elsa De Lima is a VA Accredited attorney primarily focusing her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, class actions, toxic and mass torts, personal injury and wrongful death. Currently, Ms. De Lima is part of the BP Oil Spill Litigation department at The Downs Law Group, and also one of the lead counsels representing plaintiffs in a historic case against the City of Miami for its ownership and operation of the incinerator known as “Old Smokey.” Ms. De Lima has been involved in litigation related to AFFF, firefighting gear, water contamination, Opioids, Roundup, Zantac, and many other critical cases.

Prior to joining The Downs Law Group, Ms. De Lima was an associate in a multi-billion-dollar data company and law firm and was primarily focused on litigation and the research and development of cases used to spearhead litigation strategy. In that capacity, Ms. De Lima, in conjunction with other cross-functional associates, was responsible for interpreting and analyzing the claims data and utilizing it to pursue lawsuits across the nation in the space of Property and Casualty and Mass Torts. In addition to litigating cases in both state and federal court, Ms. De Lima also identified new litigation opportunities, constructed damage models used in litigation

Ms. De Lima earned her J.D, from the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida; and her B.S., from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

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Areas of Practice:

Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Mass Torts
Toxic Torts
Personal Injury
VA Disability Appeal Claims

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.

  • Florida International University, B.S.

  • Florida, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama (Pro Hac Vice)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Pro Hac Vice)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Pro Hac Vice)
  • U.S. District Court of South Carolina for  Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Multidistrict Litigation
  • Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    11th Annual Daily Business
  • Review “Most Effective Lawyer’s Award” for Medical Malpractice/Class Action for a 14 Million Settlement on December 4, 2015.
  • Florida Bar Association
  • English

  • Spanish