Brett M. Schwartz, Esq.
Brett M. Schwartz, Esq. found his inspiration early on in his life by watching his father work the Miami criminal courts as a prominent defender. These early experiences contributed to Attorney Schwartz's current passion and style, which is driven by a complete understanding of his clients and their circumstances. He makes himself continually available to his clients, takes an extremely proactive approach to his cases, and strives to deliver positive outcomes in the courtroom and beyond.
Like his founding partner, Attorney Schwartz entered the world of criminal defense with years of experience in prosecution, providing for his clients a fully-rounded understanding of the procedure.
EDUCATION & EARLY CAREER
Brett M. Schwartz, Esq. was born and raised in Miami, Florida. In 1994, Brett earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami, where he co-founded the University’s Pre-Legal Society. Immediately thereafter, Brett attended and received his Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law, where he was heavily involved in trial advocacy and national mock trial competitions.
Immediately after law school, Brett accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorneys Office in order to hone his litigation skills and excel in the area of criminal law. As a prosecutor, Brett handled thousands of cases including but not limited to DUI, Domestic Violence, Battery, Drug Offenses, Theft Offenses, Aggravated Assault/Battery, Robbery, Sexual Battery, Juvenile cases, Probation Violations, and all other Misdemeanors and Felonies. Throughout his career, Brett has tried hundreds of cases to verdict in both the County and Circuit Courts.
Attorney Schwartz was also appointed to serve upon a grievance committee for the Florida Bar for three consecutive years. Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one grievance committee, which are each tasked with hearing complaints brought forth to that circuit in regards to professional misconduct. Comprised of attorneys and other non-legal experts, a grievance committee functions similarly to a grand jury, deciding whether or not a submitted case has enough valid reasoning to believe that a lawyer did violate Florida Supreme Court conduct rules. The committee can also suggest disciplines against attorneys who have violated regulations. To be placed on a grievance committee, an attorney must exemplify what it means to be an outstanding attorney in both legal understanding and ethics.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Attorney Schwartz is a highly decorated trial lawyer who has been recognized by the county’s leading ranking systems and publications for his ethics, efficacy, and dedication in the courtroom.
He has been distinguished in the following ways:
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 2022
- Top Attorneys in Florida 2019
- AV Rated 2013-2022
- Super Lawyer 2014-2022
- Best Attorneys of America 2017
- Florida Legal Elite 2014-2017
- Best Attorneys in Florida 2014-2017
South Texas College of Law - Graduate School
University of Miami - College