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HPS Headline: Miami Herald Article “Florida protected OB-GYNS from paying for their mistakes. They handed taxpayers the tab” Discusses Proposed Changes to NICA Plan


At HPS, we continue to fight for the rights of injured children and their families. When a child is born with brain damage, doctors and hospitals can often times avoid financial responsibility by claiming that the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA), the organization that manages the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan, should foot the bill for the injured baby‘s future medical care. This hasn’t been fair since this law was enacted in 1988 and now, proposed changes by the Florida legislature and a new federal lawsuit “might” provide better financial benefits for the families devastated by such an injury. These legal challenges aren’t enough, in our view, to radically change this unfair law which serves as a legal obstacle to suing doctors and hospitals when these mistakes happen and prevents financial recovery for the children that need it. If you believe you have a qualifying case that needs immediate attention, please contact us at

Read the full Miami-Herald article here.

HPS Highlighted in BCBA Firm Spotlight

HPS was so proud to be highlighted – with our fresh new 25th Anniversary Logo – as the Broward County Bar Association’s Firm Spotlight of the Week during the week of May 10, 2021! We are also pleased to announce that HPS is now part of the BCBA’s 100 STRONG FOUNDATION, supporting the Association’s planned new facility.


Press Release: Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm Celebrates 25th Anniversary

May 5, 2021

Contact: Carrie T. Ryder
Director of Marketing


Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is proud to announce its 25-year anniversary.

Established in 1996, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS) has spent the past 25 years dedicated to seeking justice for their clients. The firm and its attorneys currently focus on representing clients in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and workers compensation matters, with offices located in both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Over the years, the attorneys at HPS have built a reputation for strong client advocacy and integrity.

Co-founder & Managing Partner Jim Haliczer states “Our journey has been a lesson in perseverance, hard work and compassion for our clients, especially during the pandemic where we have adapted our practices further to protect our colleagues, our clients and our community.” Adds Co-founder Eugene Pettis, “HPS has a team of support staff and attorneys now that is second to none. We promise to approach the next 25 years with that same level of quality and commitment.” 

Throughout its 25 years, HPS continues to be a leader representing individuals on personal injury litigation cases. “We consistently bring all of our heart, effort and time to the table every day when representing our clients. That is what distinguishes us, our clients looks to us as a firm that genuinely cares.” states Senior Partner Richard Schwamm.

The sincerest thank you goes out from all the attorneys at HPS to the thousands of clients that the firm has represented over the past 25 years. The trust given to our attorneys is deeply appreciated and the firm looks forward to serving all its clients as successfully in the future!

We invite you to also click here to view the first of four videos the firm is rolling out in 2021 which tells the story of how the firm came to be the legal powerhouse it is today. 

About Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm has extensive experience in medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, employment law, employment practice claims and workers compensation. The firm is service-oriented and committed to providing zealous representation and superior value to its clients. Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm has Florida offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Outside attorneys are encouraged to contact us for co-counsel opportunities. Visit to learn more about our firm.


Med Mal Gal

Meet Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm partner Trisha Sanor Widowfield once again in this issue of #shoutoutmiami! Discover what she feels are the most important factors behind her success and how she’s been able to carve out a niche for herself as the go-to “Med Mal Gal” within her growing network of esteemed female attorneys! Click here to read her full article.

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.