James S. Haliczer Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America (10.6.14)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – October 10, 2014 – Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm is pleased to announce that partner and co-founder James S. Haliczer has been named as 2015
Miami  “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers in America®.

Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009 and only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. The publication signifies the Miami metropolitan to include Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.  Lawyers receiving this designation reflect the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Haliczer is the co-founder and managing partner of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm.  He has been involved in dozens of trials involving several substantive areas of the law including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, construction litigation, and complex commercial litigation.  He concentrates his practice at this time in the trial of complex cases involving professional negligence, personal injury/wrongful death, and business disputes.

Haliczer is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers”, Florida Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who in America.  He is frequently requested to lecture throughout the country on various issues and has lectured on topics as varied as professional liability, legal and medical malpractice, general insurance law, and risk management/quality assurance matters.

Haliczer is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he received both a Bachelor’s degree in 1976 and a Master’s degree in 1978.  He was a member of various honor societies including Omnicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Tau Delta. He graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 1982 where he was voted the “Best Advocate” in his graduating class and was an Associate Editor of the Stetson Law Review.


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, workers’ compensation, professional liability and appellate practice. The diverse law firm provides clients with litigation teams that reflect Florida’s unique racial and ethnic makeup. The firm, founded in 1996, is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell. For more information, please visit www.hpslegal.com or call (954) 523-9922.