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Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm Co-Founder Jim Haliczer appointed Co-Chairperson of Trial Lawyers Section

Jim HaliczerFORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm’s co-founding partner Jim Haliczer was appointed co-chairperson of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association by incoming President Edwina Kessler.

The Trial Lawyers Section is meant to assist the courts in improving the administration of justice, to promote the art of advocacy and to preserve and protect the jury system.

Haliczer’s appointment will begin July 1, 2018 and go through June 30, 2019. During this time, he will work closely with the BCBA staff to further knowledge and professionalism in the practice of law.

Haliczer focuses his practice in medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, commercial and construction litigation.

Haliczer has served as a member of the Broward, Florida, American and Federal Bar Associations participating in areas such as professional ethics, attorney misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. He also served as chair for both the local Florida Bar Grievance and Unlicensed Practice of Law Committees. 

He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of South Florida and his law degree from the Stetson University College of Law. 


About Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm 

Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. represents a variety of clients from numerous industries including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, workers compensation, business and commercial litigation, appellate practice and insurance cases. Founded by James Haliczer, Eugene Pettis, and Richard Schwamm in 1996, the firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to help serve clients across the state of Florida. 

Richard Schwamm – Orlando’s Best Lawyers 2018

Congratulations to our partner, Richard Schwamm, for his selection to Orlando Magazine’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Orlando list for 2018. With more than 90,000 lawyers eligible to practice law in Florida, our partner was just one of five in Orlando to be recognized in the Plaintiff Medical Malpractice category.