Why should you hire Hager & Schwartz to represent you in your important case? First of all, the attorneys at this firm have nearly 50 years of combined experience. This means that they are more than equipped to take on your case and will understand the laws and defenses that would be most effective. Also, the attorneys at Hager & Schwartz were given an Avvo 9.7 superb rating. On the Avvo website, attorneys post profiles and are rated by their clients based on their experience level, their recognition by others in the industry, and their professional conduct. John Stephen Hager of Hager & Schwartz received a 9.7, which is an exceptional score on this website. He has been practicing criminal defense for over 13 years and is willing to help Fort Lauderdale residents with any crime that they are dealing with. This includes drug crimes, violent crimes, juvenile crimes, and even traffic offenses.
Whenever you hire a criminal defense attorney, it is a great idea to hire someone local. This is because a local attorney will probably be very familiar with the courts that you will be dealing with and may even know the law enforcement involved in your case. Also, there may be specific laws in your jurisdiction that will have a serious effect on your case and it may be helpful for you to have a reliable lawyer handle these issues for you. The attorneys at Hager & Schwartz have a great reputation in the courts of the Ford Lauderdale and Broward County areas. They are known to be aggressive when fighting for a client and zealous in their efforts to represent people to the best of their ability.
In fact, John S. Hager has been rated the 2012 Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide. For the three years prior, this accomplished attorney was rated a “Top Up and Comer” in the legal guide. This award is only given to attorneys that are under 40 years of age and prove to be superior in their law practice. Read more about this top honor here. Brett M. Schwartz, the other half of this two-man firm has been granted an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. This is another prestigious honor that is only given to hardworking and impressive lawyers. Because both Attorney Hager and Attorney Schwartz were prosecuting attorneys before starting up their firm, they have a unique advantage over other criminal defense attorneys. They understand law from the other side. Because of this, they can anticipate the prosecution’s next moves and develop effective defense against them in your case.
In addition to their accomplishments listed above, the lawyers at Hager & Schwartz are all members of the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Check out their reviews on Yelp and Avvo to see what others think about this excellent law firm. John S. Hager graduated with a law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1999 and accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County. He used this position to get an inside look at the Broward County justice system and handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases during this time. He also became a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, and The Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. He was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve as a committee member on the Traffic Rules Committee in the state of Florida. This gave him a unique understanding of traffic law that he uses in cases for his clients all the time.
Brett M. Schwartz was born and raised in Miami and went to Miami University to receive his Bachelor’s degree. He co-founded the University Pre-Legal Society and received his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. He accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorneys Office after graduation and was able to excel in the area of criminal law in this position. Mr. Schwartz handled thousands of cases as a prosecutor and learned all about domestic violence, tax evasion, mail fraud, and more. As mentioned before, Mr. Schwartz is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his very high ethical standards and high legal ability. This is an honor which is bestowed on attorneys by other accomplished men and women in their field. Mr. Schwartz is also a member of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also on the board of directors for the Shaken Baby Alliance. Visit his Avvo profile
At Hager & Schwartz, we vow to be dedicated to your case from your first consultation to your final verdict. If you were arrested while on vacation, then you can still hire Hager & Schwartz to work on your case. We will continue to represent you even after you head back to your hometown. You can start your journey with Hager & Schwartz today by filling out our case evaluation form. This short digital form will be e-mailed to our firm upon completion and we will review it to see if you have a case. If you do, then we will proceed to develop a defense for you. If you want to get started with Hager & Schwartz, you can call us toll free at 800-827-5193. No time is too late, and we will answer on weekends. We want to make fighting your charges as a convenient as possible for you.
Our Broward County office is located at 2450 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 105 Hollywood, FL 33020, but we also have offices in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Volusia in case you are not near this city. Go to our contact us page in order to find all the addresses and phone numbers that you can use to get a hold of us. We want to help you in any way that we can. You can trust us to give you the representation you need and use all of our knowledge of criminal law and the Broward County justice system to your advantage. Talk to us today to get more information about how we can advocate for you in any criminal defense situation!