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Food for Thought: Food for the Soul this Holiday Season

In times of crisis it’s often good to consider those around us. This year has been unusually challenging in countless ways. We’ve experienced isolation from family, friends and colleagues which has shown a light on what really matters in life. COVID-19 has broken the human bonds of family and friends, and children’s lives have been disrupted in immeasurable ways, especially with school, learning and socialization. Another way the pandemic has wreaked havoc is the growing...

Say it Ain’t So!

Say it ain’t so! Broward litigators are becoming more polite in the courtroom…due to the pandemic? Hear what HPS co-founding partner James S. Haliczer and other top senior law firm partners are saying in the Daily Business Review article It Took a Pandemic and a Committee, but Broward Litigators Have Become More Polite, about the Broward Circuit Court’s new civility pilot program to keep attorneys nice during litigation when things return to normal. Read the...

Eugene K. Pettis named to Florida Trend’s FLORIDA 500

Congratulations to HPS Senior Partner and co-founder Eugene K. Pettis for, once again, being named to Florida Trend’s FLORIDA 500, which spotlights the 500 most influential business leaders throughout the state. This special edition recognizes CEOs of enduring influence and activity within their sectors to curate the Florida 500 list. Mr. Pettis has been serving the Florida community for 35 years which has earned him many accolades and prestigious positions – namely becoming the first...

Broward school district joins lawsuit against vaping companies

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, and Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert, P.A. selected to represent the School Board of Broward County v. Juul Labs, Inc. / Altria Group, Inc. HPS co-founding attorney Eugene K. Pettis states, “it is imperative that we protect our youth from the predatory practices that these corporations are deploying from the playbook used to entice millions of American’s to get addicted to tobacco. We have an...

Looking Back, Moving Forward

In what will be known as one of the most unprecedented times in history, watch HPS Senior Partner and The Florida Bar’s first African American President, Eugene K. Pettis, as he joins current bar President John M. Stewart and other past presidents in a poignant and reflective discussion about “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” the theme of the 2020 Annual Florida Bar Convention. View More on YouTube

Florida Trend’s 2020 Legal Elite

We’re proud to announce that Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm senior partners, Eugene K. Pettis and Richard B. Schwamm have been named to Florida Trend’s 2020 Florida Legal Elite list. We are honored to have been recognized by our peers to hold this prominent recognition, which was received by just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members. At HPS, we will continue working tirelessly to service our clients and the community across the State of...

Richard Schwamm named in the Top 50: 2020 Orlando Super Lawyers

Congratulations to HPS Senior Partner, Richard Schwamm who has been named to the Top 50: 2020 Orlando Super Lawyers list. It is an honor to be recognized, alongside other highly regarded attorneys, for our tireless work to serve the Orlando Community.

2020 Florida Super Lawyers

Congratulations to HPS Partners James S. Haliczer, Eugene K. Pettis, Richard Schwamm, and Debbie Klauber, who were named as 2020 Florida Super Lawyers. This has been an unprecedented year of challenging times. At Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, the partners, associates and administrative staff, continue to work diligently to support the needs of those that need us. We thank our colleagues in the community for their nominations, their continued support and recognition of our work in...