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Eugene Pettis Again Named to the Florida 500 for 2023

HPS Co-Founder Eugene K. Pettis has once again been selected to Florida Trend magazine’s “Florida 500” Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders list. According to Florida Trend, selection is based on numerous factors: “What distinguishes Florida 500 honorees is demonstrated impact beyond their companies, and we place a high premium on community service and philanthropy. We look for individual to whom others in their communities or industry sectors turn to for leadership or who set a...

Press Release: Best Lawyers Ranks 5 HPS Attorneys for 2024

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida medical malpractice law firm, is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has been regarded by lawyers and the public as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Thus, recognition by Best Lawyers signifies excellence in practice. Haliczer Pettis &...

Press Release: James S. Haliczer Named to Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite – Notable Managing Partners” List for 2023

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, James S. Haliczer, has been named to Florida Trend‘s “Legal Elite – Notable Managing Partners” list for 2023! Selection was based on various criteria, including outstanding proof of experience, vision, leadership and mentorship. Visit https://www.floridatrend.com/notable to learn about each individual Managing Partner included in this prestigious list. About HPS Established in 1996, Haliczer Pettis &...

Press Release: HPS Announces 2023 Super Lawyers List

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 2023. 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...

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

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 – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs REGIONAL TIER 1: Orlando Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs About U.S. News...

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

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 practice areas. You can also view a full copy of the magazine here (the...

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

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...

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

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...