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Eugene K. Pettis Receives University of Florida Levin College of Law UF Law Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to our very own Eugene K. Pettis who received the University of Florida Levin College of Law UF Law Distinguished Service Award. This is only the third time in the school’s history that this honor has been awarded, which honors alumni who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period toward the progress and activities of the law school and its students. Mr. Pettis graduated from Levin in 1985 and has made it his...

Maintaining Legal Decorum in the ‘New Normal’

HPS’ very own Eugene K. Pettis has some thoughts on how to maintain professionalism while we settle into what could be the new age of teleconferencing as a means of practicing law and conducting our busy professional and personal lives. Read his article in The Florida Bar News!

Stand Up and Get Counted

HPS co-founding partner Eugene K. Pettis asks Broward County residents to STAND UP AND GET COUNTED in the 2020 United States Census! The Census count shapes how over $1.5 trillion per year is distributed to communities like ours. Responding is easy. It’s safe. It’s important. It’s confidential. As a longtime Broward County resident and respected community leader, Mr. Pettis knows that Broward counts…and YOU count! Watch the video

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm partner Trisha S. Widowfield named Director of Operations of Ms. Esquire

Trisha S. Widowfield, partner at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, has been named the Director of Operations of Ms. Esquire, a dynamic and growing women attorneys’ networking group. Ms. Esquire has over 8,500 members nationwide and another 3,000 on the waiting list. Widowfield and founder Rahysa Vargas will continue the group’s mission of bringing women in the legal profession together to empower each other with camaraderie, support, and charity. They launched their empowering new 2020 MS....

Orlando Family Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys 2020

Our very own senior partner, Richard Schwamm has been recognized as one of Orlando Family Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys 2020! Across 33 specialties, readers within the Orlando community voted for the area’s top lawyers – Richard was selected as the ONLY attorney recognized in the field of medical malpractice! We are so proud of this recognition, in one of the most widely distributed publications in Orlando. Congratulations to Richard for his continued, dedicated service to the...

Point of View: A diverse Florida Supreme Court is worth the wait

HPS Senior Partner Eugene K. Pettis, Esq. offers his poignant point of view surrounding Governor Ron DeSantis’ power to make a major decision that will shape Florida’s high court, and the need for diversity and inclusion for decades to come. Read his op-ed Point of View: A diverse Florida Supreme Court is worth the wait in today’s Palm Beach Post (Feb 4, 2020).

Where Will the Next Generation of Trial Lawyers Come From?

Our very own Kenneth J. Miller, Esq takes a deep-dive into the question: “Where Will the Next Generation of Trial Lawyers Come From?” in this week’s Daily Business Review commentary. Ken says, “the future of litigation will be…interesting!” Keep reading to find out Ken’s in-depth perspective on seemingly unavoidable trends within the legal practice! Read Full Article

New Daily Business Review

What do you say to an uninsured and uninformed employer who’s now faced with multiple Workers Compensation claims?  Find out exactly what HPS partner Michael Riedhammer would say in his Daily Business Review article: A Consultation with an Uninsured Employer.