- Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Law & Politics, 2012-present
- Top 40 Under 40, National Black Lawyers
- US Virgin Islands
- US District Court, Middle District of Florida
- US District Court, Southern District of Florida
- US District Court, District of the US Virgin Islands
- University of Miami Law School, JD
- Maritime and Admiralty Law, University of Miami School of Law, LLM
- Florida International University, BBA, summa cum laude
Niva is a Partner in the firm’s Miami, Florida office. Niva dedicates her practice to defending premises liability and commercial liability claims. Specifically, her focus is on personal injury, wrongful death, negligent security, property damage, construction defect, product liability, medical and professional malpractice, product liability, and commercial litigation.
Niva’s clients include retail stores, major hotels & resorts, condominium associations, shopping malls, developers, the world’s premier cruise lines, and major insurance carriers. She also frequently represents foreign governments, individuals, and businesses in commercial disputes, including the government of Antigua & Barbuda and disputes involving international and local corporations. A large portion of her practice is devoted to representing condominium associations in premises liability, property damage, and negligent security matters.
Niva was born and raised in Antigua, West Indies. She earned her Juris Doctor and her LLM in Maritime and Admiralty Law from the University of Miami School of Law. During law school, Niva was an intern with the Florida Supreme Court. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University, graduating summa cum laude with a BBA in Finance and Marketing and received the Outstanding Business Student Award for Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
Niva is an active member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), where she earned the CLMP designation. She is also a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC), Caribbean Bar Association, and the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section (NBA-CLS).