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Webinar on Compensability & the “Arising Out Of” Requirement

Please join HPS Partner and Workers’ Compensation Practice Leader Michael Riedhammer, B.C.S., for this intermediate level webinar that will be of particular interest to Workers’ Compensation Adjusters. WATCH A RECORDING OF THIS WEBINAR HERE. Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET COURSE OBJECTIVES: To review recent developments in order for an accident to be a compensable workers’ compensation claim under the “arising out of” requirement. To assist adjusters in what factors to...

HPS & BCBA Webinar: Forty Years in the Business of Law: Best Practices When Managing Your Firm, Your People and Your Clients

  The webinar will cover: Your Firm  Outsourcing Services. Levels of Decision Making. Strategic Planning. Your People Compensation considerations. What does it take to advance to the partner level? Maintaining morale. The client experience Finding the right ones. Keeping the right ones – client service. Rejecting the wrong ones. Looking to the future In a post-COVID world. Succession planning. Economic trends. Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Via Zoom Speaker: James S....

Press Release: HPS Attorneys Schwamm & Widowfield Selected to 2021 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is proud to announce that Richard B. Schwamm and Trisha Widowfield were named to Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite for 2021. Mr. Schwamm was ranked in the “Civil Trial” practice area and Ms. Widowfield in the “Civil Litigation” practice area. Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers. Less than 2% of active Florida Bar...

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!   

HPS LEGAL ALERT: POST-PANDEMIC JURY CHALLENGES

By Debra P. Klauber. As the judicial system begins to emerge from the pandemic, one of the most pressing issues for the court system will be the ability to empanel juries. Some recent figures suggest that a mere fraction of those called for jury duty will actually appear. In July 2020, a study found that 46% of jurors said they would actively attempt to avoid jury duty all together. Confronting COVID-19 Jury Biases in Medical...

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 LEGAL ALERT: WHY ARE MULTIPLE EXPERTS NEEDED IN BIRTH INJURY CASES?

By Richard B. Schwamm.     A serious injury to a newborn child is a devastating event. Dealing with the complex medical-related legal issues, intertwined with the emotional and financial impact of this kind of injury on the child and the parents, requires experienced medical malpractice attorneys. A firm with the time, legal expertise and financial resources must effectively pursue the case and that requires familiarity with seasoned industry experts.   A Startling Trend  ...