Meet Our Attorneys

Learn More About the Team at Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is comprised of an award-winning team of lawyers and support staff who have dedicated their professional lives to fighting on behalf of the criminally accused. When you have a lot on the line – including your freedom, future, and financial health – you need to be sure that the attorneys you choose have what it takes to secure the results you need. When you choose our firm, you gain the support of John S. Hager and Brett M. Schwartz, who together have decades of criminal law experience and hundreds of trials under their belts.

Attorneys Hager and Schwartz are both former Florida prosecutors who are able to use their unique insight of the “other side” to create effective defense strategies. They know how prosecutors work to gain convictions, and they use this insider’s knowledge to help our clients win.

Learn more about our attorneys by reading their individual bios below.

Client Reviews

    He over time has become more than an attorney but truly a friend

  • Arthur S

    He is a connoisseur of his craft and conveyed all arguments to its full potential.

  • John Bruno

    He got it done!

  • anonymous

    John Hager is one of a Kind!!!

  • Lisbeth

    "I guarantee he will not disappoint"

  • Michael

    "He worked tirelessly and relentlessly to get my case dropped"

  • Jeanette

    "Hager & Schwartz saved me"

  • Sally

    "He knows how to get the job done"

  • Mario

    "He fought for the result we wanted"

  • Tim

    "Provided me with the ideal outcome"

    "I was lucky to have Mr. Schwartz as my lawyer. He is by far one of the best"

  • Katie

    "Brett Schwartz is one of the best attorneys available in Florida"

  • Carie

    "Thank you for giving me back my life"

Recognition & Accolades

  • Martindale Hubbell - 2022
  • Super Lawyers - 2017
  • Super Lawyers - 2018
  • Super Lawyers - 2019
  • Super Lawyers - 2020
  • Super Lawyers - 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyer Top 100
  • SuperLawyers - Schwartz
  • SuperLawyers - Hager
  • Expertise 2021 Best DUI in Hollywood
  • MartindaleHubbel - 2018
  • MartindaleHubbel - 2017
  • Avvo - 2018 Hager
  • Avvo - 2017 Hager
  • Avvo - 10.0
  • Avvo 5 star Reviews - Hager
  • Avvo - Top Contributor - Hager
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite
  • FN Legal Elite 2021
  • TopRated Lawyers
  • 100 Nation's Top Attorneys
  • United States Concealed Carry Association
  • US District Court - South District of Florida
  • US District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association

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Case Results

  • Aggravated Battery Case Dismissed
  • Armed Robbery Case Dismissed
  • Battery Case Dismissed
  • Battery Charges Were Not Filed
  • Bodily Injury All Charges Dismissed
  • Burglary Battery Case Resolved with No Jail/Prison Time
  • Burglary of Conveyance and Battery on Elderly Case Dismissed
  • Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Intoxication Case Dismissed
  • Disorderly Conduct Charges Not Filed
  • Domestic Battery and Civil Petition for Restraining Order Case and Injunction Dismissed