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(954) 523-9922 or cryder@hpslegal.com.

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Press Release: 5 HPS Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers for 2023, Eugene Pettis Listed as “Lawyer of the Year”

August 25, 2022

Press Release

Contact: Carrie T. Ryder
Director of Marketing
954.523.9922
cryder@hpslegal.com

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is pleased to announce that James S. Haliczer, Eugene K. Pettis, Richard B. Schwamm, Kenneth J. Miller and HPS’s newest attorney, Richard L. Allen, Jr., are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Eugene Pettis is listed as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Practice area rankings are as follows:

Lawyer of the Year

  • Fort Lauderdale
    • Eugene K. Pettis – Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs  

Best Lawyers

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • James S. Haliczer 
      • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Eugene K. Pettis
      • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Kenneth Miller 
      • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Orlando, FL
    • Richard B. Schwamm
      • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Richard L. Allen, Jr. 
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

About Best Lawyers

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

Established in 1996, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm 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. Outside attorneys are encouraged to contact us for co-counsel opportunities. Visit www.hpslegal.com to learn more about our firm.

Press Release: Pettis, Schwamm & Widowfield Selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for Third Year in a Row

July 7, 2022

Contact: Carrie T. Ryder
Director of Marketing
954.523.9922
cryder@hpslegal.com

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is proud to announce that Eugene K. Pettis, Richard B. Schwamm and Trisha Widowfield were named to Florida Trend magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” for 2022. All three attorneys are ranked under the “Civil Trial” practice area and have been included in the magazine’s list since 2020. Florida’s Legal Elite list represents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers. Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among this exclusive list.

About HPS

Established in 1996, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm focuses 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. Outside attorneys are encouraged to contact us for co-counsel opportunities. Visit www.hpslegal.com to learn more about our firm.

Press Release: Long-Standing Recognition of HPS Attorneys by Florida Super Lawyers Continues in 2022

June 27, 2022

Contact: Carrie T. Ryder
Director of Marketing
954.523.9922
cryder@hpslegal.com

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is proud to announce that four attorneys have been ranked in Florida Super Lawyers for 2022. Each individual attorney has been listed in this prestigious ranking publication for more than 10 years. James Haliczer (ranked since 2006), Eugene Pettis (ranked since 2006) and Richard Schwamm (ranked since 2010) are all listed in the “Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff” practice area. Debra Klauber (ranked since 2009) is listed in the “Appellate” practice area. 

About the Super Lawyers Selection Process

No more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

About HPS

Established in 1996, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm focuses 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. Outside attorneys are encouraged to contact us for co-counsel opportunities. Visit www.hpslegal.com to learn more about our firm.

Press Release: Seasoned Litigator Richard L. Allen, Jr. Joins Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

March 18, 2022

Press Release

Contact: Carrie T. Ryder
Director of Marketing
954.523.9922
cryder@hpslegal.com

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS) is pleased to announce that Richard “Rick” L. Allen, Jr. has joined the firm’s Orlando office as a Partner. For more than 40 years, Rick has represented clients in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and professional/legal malpractice.

“Rick is a great addition to our Orlando office,” says Jim Haliczer, Managing Partner of HPS. “His years of experience handling personal injury and medical malpractice trials, and the knowledge he gleaned from his previous health care industry roles, will make him an invaluable benefit to our clients and add additional depth to our team.”

Rick also served as an Assistant to the Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and as an Adjunct Professor in Pharmacy Law at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He is admitted in Florida and Ohio.

About HPS

Established in 1996, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm focuses 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. Outside attorneys are encouraged to contact us for co-counsel opportunities. Visit www.hpslegal.com to learn more about our firm.

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