Brett M. Schwartz, Esq. found his inspiration early on in his life 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 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 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 is admitted to the following Bar Associations:
- The Florida Bar Association
- United States District Court Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court Middle District of Florida
Awards & Accolades
Attorney Schwartz is a highly decorated trial lawyer who has been recognized by the county’s leading raking systems and publications for his ethics, efficacy, and dedication in the courtroom.
He has been distinguished in the following ways:
- Top Attorneys in Florida 2019
- AV Rated 2013-2017
- Super Lawyer 2014-2017
- Best Attorneys of America 2017
- Florida Legal Elite 2014-2017
- Best Attorneys in Florida 2014-2017
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