Eugene K. Pettis Receives Ultimate CEO Award By The South Florida Business Journal (9.11.14)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – September 11, 2014 – Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm is pleased to announce that partner and co-founder Eugene K. Pettis has received the Ultimate CEO Award by the South Florida Business Journal. Pettis, and other business leaders from the South Florida community, were honored at an event held on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, FL.

The event, which highlighted Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County’s top executives for their expertise, leadership and community involvement, was presented by Comcast Business. Corporate sponsors were Randstad Professionals, AvMed and Cherry Bekaert, with associate sponsors the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

Pettis, a co-founder of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, professional liability and employment law.  Pettis is the immediate past President of The Florida Bar, and the first African-American to serve in this position. Pettis has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s top “AV” rating for his high professional and ethical standards.  Throughout his career, he has earned numerous legal awards and accolades, including perennial selection by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in areas of medical malpractice and personal injury and employment litigation, Florida Super Lawyers, the South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers” list and Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite”.  In 2013, Mr. Pettis was recognized by the Best Lawyers in America as the Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law in his area. Pettis was a 2007 inductee to the exclusive invitation only American College of Trial Lawyers and elected by his peers into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In January, 2013, he was recognized by his ABOTA Chapter as The Trial Lawyer of the Year in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  In recognition of his commitment to community service, Mr. Pettis was recognized in 2012 by the Urban League of Broward County with the Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award.

He received his B.A. from The University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law.

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About Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A.

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A., with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, is a full-service law firm known for litigating complex, multi-party cases to help individual, corporate and governmental clients achieve their goals. The firm’s trial attorneys have decades of experience in civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, health care law, employment law, sports law litigation / workers’ compensation, professional liability and appellate practice