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Florida Super Lawyers Magazine Publishes Feature Story on Richard Schwamm

Congratulations to HPS Senior Partner Richard Schwamm on his inspirational profile, “How Richard Schwamm Found His Voice,” which was published in this year’s issue of Florida Super Lawyers Magazine. Click here to read all about how Richard overcame a serious childhood speech impediment to become one of the most well-regarded trial lawyers in Florida!   

Press Release: Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm Attorneys Selected to Florida Super Lawyers

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is proud to announce that James S. Haliczer, Eugene K. Pettis, Richard B. Schwamm and Debra P. Klauber were named to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each attorney has been ranked by the publication in multiple practice areas online. The firm’s Co-founder and Managing Partner, James Haliczer, is listed in the Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice and Business Litigation areas. Co-founder and...

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...

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

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,...

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.


Congratulations once again to our very own Richard Schwamm, HPS Senior partner and HPS partner Michael Riedhammer, both recognized as one of Orlando Family Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys for 2021! The Orlando community voted for the area’s top lawyers and Richard was selected as the ONLY attorney recognized in the field of Medical Malpractice! Michael is recognized in the Workers’ Compensation practice area. We are so proud of these recognitions, in one of the most widely...

Can We Talk

HPS co-founding partner Eugene K. Pettis launches his Can We Talk 360° podcast, a dialogue and motivational series, which will feature featuring thought leaders to everyday folks sharing their perspectives on topics affecting humanity – in a safe & respectful environment. The first episodes dropped in January 2021 and airs on Tuesdays on all major podcast stations! #JoinTheDiscussion