Richard B. Schwamm
Richard B. Schwamm, partner of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm’s Orlando office, is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, catastrophic brain injury, personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death and commercial/corporate litigation. He earned Martindale-Hubbell’s top “AV” rating for his high professional and ethical standards. Mr. Schwamm has been named to the list of Florida Super Lawyers as selected by Law & Politics magazine. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the state receive the recognition each year.
The long-time legal rights advocate has dedicated his professional life to serving his clients. Most significantly, as a parent who is actively involved in his children’s education and extra-curricular activities, Mr. Schwamm recognized a need to raise awareness of key issues affecting children’s safety in the community and to ensure that children have safe places to play and grow. To that end, he serves on the board of the Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida and, as an executive board member, oversees the program services of Safe Kids Orange County Coalition. He uses his legal skills to vociferously advocate for children’s safety and fight for the legal rights of injured children and their families. Since 2011, he has served as a Safe Kids, Inc. Orange County spokesperson for Drowning Prevention and The Never Leave Your Child Alone (NLYCA) Hyperthermia Awareness program as part of a nationwide awareness campaign by Safe Kids USA. He is the current chairperson and a featured speaker for the upcoming Orange County Child Safety and Injury Prevention Symposium planned for August 2013. Mr. Schwamm was a member of the conference faculty and speaker at the Obstetric and Neonatal Dilemmas Focus on High-Risk Perinatal Care conference in Jacksonhole, Wyoming in July 2014.
Throughout his career, Mr. Schwamm has accepted responsibility as a “first chair trial lawyer” in some of the most complicated of legal matters in Florida courts. He frequently accepts invitations to lecture throughout Florida and the U.S. about numerous medical and legal issues, including obstetrical malpractice and the delivery of brain injured children, child safety, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, hospital law, and significant injury cases involving newborns, toddlers, teenagers and their families. In addition, he routinely provides lectures about advanced trial strategies and tactics and sophisticated trial technology. He has been an invited guest speaker for nationally recognized organizations and education institutions, including Harvard University, University of Central Florida, Medical Intelligence Corporation, and the Contemporary Forum Speaker Series.
Mr. Schwamm received a bachelor’s degree in international relations area studies from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., in 1988, and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., in 1991. He became a partner of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm in 1999.
Mr. Schwamm is admitted to The Florida Bar (1991). He is admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He lives in Windermere, Fla., with his wife and two children.