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Our attorneys are routinely contacted by the news media to comment on legal issues. To coordinate interviews, journalists should contact Carrie Ryder, the firm’s Director of Marketing, at
(954) 523-9922 or cryder@hpslegal.com.

Category: News

Press Release: 2023 Best Law Firms Ranks HPS TIER 1 in Multiple Practice Areas

November 7, 2022 Press Release Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm 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 it is ranked TIER 1 in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in all the practice areas it is listed for in 2023. HPS received the following total rankings: REGIONAL TIER 1: Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Law –...

Press Release: HPS Attorneys Named “Top Lawyers of 2022” by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine

October 7, 2022 Press Release Contact: Carrie T. Ryder Director of Marketing 954.523.9922 cryder@hpslegal.com Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida-based law firm, is pleased to announce that James S. Haliczer, Eugene K. Pettis, Debra P. Klauber and Trisha Widowfield have been recognized as “Top Lawyers of 2022” by the magazine Fort Lauderdale Illustrated. Attorneys selected to this prestigious regional list received the highest number of votes by attorneys in Broward County in their respective...

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.”...

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...

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...

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...

Press Release: Kaitlin Stapleton Joins Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

January 18, 2021 Press Release Contact: Carrie T. Ryder Director of Marketing 954.523.9922 cryder@hpslegal.com Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS) is pleased to announce that Kaitlin Stapleton has joined the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as an Associate. Kaitlin mainly focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Kaitlin was an attorney for a law firm located in Deerfield Beach, FL. She also served as a legal intern for the HIV...

Trisha Widowfield Mass Tort News LegalCast Podcast Interview: Medical Malpractice: Practicing with Professionalism & Kindness

Trisha Widowfield‘s MTN Legalcast podcast interview “Medical Malpractice: Practicing with Professionalism & Kindness,” is available now! Trish talks about the collaborative environment being one of HPS’s biggest strengths, some of Ms. Esquire group’s creative networking opportunities and how even though we are in an adversarial industry, “there is a graceful way to represent your clients.”