Legal Community Update: Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm announced its hiring of Jodi N. Cohen as a senior associate (6-8-11)

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The Florida law firm of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS) today announced its hiring of Jodi N. Cohen as a senior associate in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Cohen focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, alternative dispute resolutions (arbitrations, administrative hearings, mediations), personal injury litigation and medical malpractice. She also works closely with Eugene K. Pettis, a co-founder of the firm, in providing corporate, individual and governmental clients with social media legal counsel.

Prior to joining HPS, Cohen worked for almost a decade at other Florida law firms where she gained extensive experience in complex commercial disputes as well as knowledge of social media issues in the workplace. She currently serves as a board member of Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association, as General Counsel for Jack and Jill Children’s Center (2004 – present) and as a Board Member (2009 – present) for the National Council for Take Stock in Children. She has also served as President of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association (2008 – 2009) and as a Board Member for the Broward County Lawyers’ Association (2004 – present).

“Jodi’s broad experience in varied areas of the law, combined with her recognized professional conduct and her extensive community involvement, make her an ideal asset to our firm, with its commitment to impeccable legal ethics, professionalism and superior client service,” Pettis said. “We take great pride in welcoming an attorney of Jodi’s caliber to Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm as part of our commitment to provide clients with high-quality legal counsel they deserve.”

Cohen received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences in 1998 from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., and a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 1999. She received a Juris Doctorate in 2002 from the University of Miami School of Law, in Miami.

Cohen is a member of the Broward County Bar Association and is admitted to The Florida Bar (2002). She is admitted to practice in all District Courts in Florida, including Southern District, Middle District and Northern District. She also is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2009).

About Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A.
Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, is a full-service Florida law firm known for effectively handling complex, multi-party cases to help individual, corporate and governmental clients achieve their goals. The firm’s experienced trial attorneys provide legal counsel and representation in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, health care law, employment law, workers’ compensation, professional liability, social media law, and appellate practice. The diverse law firm provides clients with litigation teams that reflect Florida’s unique racial and ethnic makeup. Founded in 1996, HPS has offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.HPSLegal.com. or call (954) 523-9922