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The Florida Bar - Board Certified - Workers' CompensationMichael M. Riedhammer, B.C.S. is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm. As head of the Workers’ Compensation Practice, he provides workers’ compensation, personal injury and insurance litigation advice and counsel to his clients.

Michael is designated by The Florida Bar as a Board-Certified Specialist in the area of Workers’ Compensation. Members who qualify for this certification must complete a comprehensive exam and participate in a significant number of trials, and are defined by the Bar as “the gold standard for Florida lawyers, representing a recognition by a lawyer’s peers that they have attained a level of professional expertise in their chosen fields.”

Michael routinely appears before the state Judges of Compensation Claims in workers’ compensation matters through final merits hearings. He also handles matters before civil court judges through jury verdicts and final judgement.

Michael speaks on topics relating to workers’ compensation to various audiences, including insurance, risk management, and employer groups.

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  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit



  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Legal Network, North Broward Chapter
  • Past Member, The Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee (2012-2018)


  • NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, JD (1998)
  • University of South Florida, BA (1995)
    • Criminology
    • Political Science