“BREAKING NEWS” Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm announces it is “Switching Sides”

Premier insurance defense lawyers now focusing on plaintiff med-mal & personal injury litigation

State of Healthcare in America a Factor

Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 2017) – Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm, P.A., a long-time distinguished law firm, has announced it is now refocusing its medical malpractice and personal injury litigation to the plaintiff’s side. The long time partners say the stress and upheaval in American healthcare was a factor in their decision.

Long known as one of the premier insurance defense firms in Florida, the partners are now walking away from long-term business relationships with hospitals, physicians and related health care providers. “We’re confident that our experience in defending health care providers in these complex times will drive our new focus on representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases,” said managing partner James Haliczer. “There’s no one better suited to advocate for plaintiffs than a firm with top tier litigators who’ve investigated and defended thousands of medical malpractice cases.”

“With more than 100 years of combined experience, we are excited to enlarge our presence in this area,” said partner Eugene Pettis. “We are thankful for the opportunities we had to work with health care providers, but given the tumultuous state of healthcare in America, we have collectively decided to switch sides to help those who need it most. We are certain that the success we have had in the past in representing plaintiffs in the personal injury arena will be enhanced by this dedicated focus on all victims.”

The firm’s name partners are well known around Florida. Haliczer and Pettis, are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and are included in Best Lawyers in America, Haliczer as both a medical malpractice defense and plaintiff attorney. All three senior partners are recognized as prominent lawyers who have litigated multi-million dollar cases. Pettis is a past president of the Florida Bar and Richard Schwa mm is a nationally-recognized litigator and speaker in the area of medical malpractice litigation, including significant injury cases affecting families.

”Times have changed and we are adapting to them. We are confident that our strong team will continue to deliver outstanding results for both new and existing clients,” said Schwamm, who heads the firm’s Orlando office.


About Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm

Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. represents a variety of clients from numerous industries including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, workers compensation, business and commercial litigation, appellate practice and insurance cases. Founded by James Haliczer, Eugene Pettis, and Richard Schwamm in 1996. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to help serve clients across the state of Florida.