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Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. (HPS) is a very experienced Florida law firm, respected nationwide for its tough, aggressive attorneys who know how to use the legal system to obtain the best results for their clients. The firm maintains open lines of communication with its clients and solid accountability in the litigation of complex matters.

Recognizing the importance of true diversity, this multicultural law firm provides clients with litigation teams that reflect Florida’s unique ethnic makeup. Its commitment to diversity begins at the top, with its senior partners, and is supported by a firmwide culture.

HPS’s senior partners have all earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® rating for their high ethical standards and professional skills. Our attorneys are also recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, and we are ranked as a top firm, in both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, by Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms. Its attorneys effectively handle complex, multi-party cases and move them toward resolution whether through trial, settlement or alternative dispute resolution.

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Client Advocacy

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HPS attorneys are aggressive trial lawyers who move cases to resolution whether through trial, settlement or alternative resolution. They understand how to work within the justice system and use its rules and procedures to their clients’ best advantage. Each attorney’s experience, tough-minded approach, and reputation often enables them to assist clients in negotiating settlements without the necessity of expensive, time-consuming trials. The firm’s attorneys, however, never lose sight of the courtroom and do not shy from it when it is in their clients’ best interest.


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HPS leverages attorney experience, the institutional knowledge of their in-house medical paralegals and an extensive network of experts in order to best serve their clients. The firm assigns every case to experienced lawyers and support staff, drawing as needed on teams of expert witnesses in virtually every field with whom they have developed close working relationships. HPS’s skilled in-house registered nurse paralegals to evaluate cases requiring medical expertise. This collaboration and integrated approach ensure the firm’s clients receive personal and effective representation.

Analysis and Research

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The firm’s in-house appellate attorneys thoroughly research the law and analyze the facts extensively for the preparation of every case. They provide every client with an early case analysis along with advice on likely issues, risks, and probable outcomes. The team works closely with each client to develop a litigation strategy designed to achieve their client’s goals. HPS’s attorneys know that success is based on preparation, and they do not attend any hearing, conference or trial without it.

Value Proposition

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The firm’s success is built in part on providing clients with cost-effective representation. Smart individuals are avoiding other firms with high fees and retainers and choosing Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, because the firm and it’s attorneys often provide better and more personalized results, at a fraction of the cost.


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Law firms today recognize that maintaining diversity in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it is also critical for their success. However, true diversity is difficult for most law firms to achieve because it must begin at the top, with the senior partners, and it must be supported by a firm-wide culture. One look at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm’s team of senior partners and attorneys, and it is clear that the firm has a high-profile practice committed to diversity. HPS has successfully represented numerous individuals requiring the expertise of legal teams strengthened by a rich blend of varying cultures and ethnicities.

Referral Relationships & Co-Counsel Opportunities

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The attorneys at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm have long-term referral relationships with many lawyers across the state of Florida and beyond. The firm has always strived to create win-win alliance, seeking justice for the clients and paying significant fees on the referrals. HPS welcomes an opportunity to work with you on your client representation.

Our priority is to maintain the safety and comfort of our clients during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. We offer an array of telephone and virtual meeting formats (ex. ZOOM) so you may speak with our attorneys while protecting you and your loved ones. If interested, please call us at (954) 523-9922 or email us at–to discuss all our confidential remote meeting options. We look forward to continuing to help you in these challenging times.