Orlando, FL (March 7, 2018) – Richard B. Schwamm, shareholder at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm P.A., has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
The induction ceremony was held before an audience of 570 lawyers, colleagues and guests during the 2019 Spring Meeting of the College in La Quinta, California. The meeting had a total attendance of 750.
“It is a true honor to be inducted into this highly-regarded association and to be included among such an impressive group of the country’s top trial lawyers,” said Schwamm.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent (1%) of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Schwamm leads the Orlando office of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, a preeminent Florida law firm. He is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, catastrophic brain injury, child injury, personal injury, and wrongful death. Throughout his more than 27 years in the legal field, he has dedicated his career to serving clients as a legal rights advocate. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized on the Florida Super Lawyers List every year since 2010.
Schwamm is also actively involved in children’s issues across the state and serves on the Executive Board of Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida, the Board of Directors of Florida’s Children First, and he has been an invited speaker throughout Florida and the U.S. on numerous medical and legal issues, including the delivery of brain injured children, child safety, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and hospital law.
He is a resident of Windermere, Fla. and married with two daughters. He is admitted to practice law in Florida as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
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.