Anna V. Rio

Attorney Anna V. Rio


Anna V. Rio, Esquire, is a life-long Delaware County resident, from Aronimink Elementary School, Drexel Hill Junior High School and Upper Darby High School, before heading to Philadelphia to graduate from Temple University in 1990, and then obtaining her Law Degree from Widener University School of Law in 1993. While gaining her education, Anna was an avid Dancer, teacher and choreographer, teaching Summer-stage at Upper Darby, classes for the YMCA and classes at La Chic from 1990 through 1996. 
Upon graduation from Law School Anna joined the firm of Michael N. Silver, PC and became a Partner in the firm in 1995, practicing in the field of Workers Compensation, exclusively representing hundreds of injured workers through the present. She has appeared before the Workers’ Compensation Judges in every surrounding County on a regular basis, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. In June of 2018, Anna and the firm of Michael N. Silver, PC joined forces and merged with Schmidt, Kirifides, & Rassias.
Anna is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Delaware County Bar Association. 
Anna was Co–Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee for 2020 – perhaps the first County Lawyer invited to Chair the prestigious Philadelphia Committee. Anna is licensed to practice Law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is admitted to the U.S. Court- Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals ( Third Circuit). She argued and won the landmark case of McLaughlin v. WCAB [St. Francis Country House], 808 A.2d 285 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002) before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Anna resides in Drexel Hill with her husband and two sons.


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • 1993
  • Aronimink Elementary School
  • Drexel Hill Junior High School
  • Upper Darby High School
  • Temple University
    • 1990

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

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