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

Eugene Pettis Named to Florida 500Congratulations 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 African American president of the FL Bar in 2013. His law firm, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm celebrated its 24th year in business this year and continues its mission to help individuals and families recover from medical malpractice, wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Thank you to Florida Trend for recognizing Mr. Pettis’ outstanding works and contributions to the legal profession and the community at large.

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Broward school district joins lawsuit against vaping companies

Vaping ProductsRobbins 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 outstanding legal team built with national and local trial excellence that’s going to fight to protect the greatest resources of our community- our children and their education.”

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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

Legal EliteWe’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 Florida.

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