James S. Haliczer, a co-founder and the firm’s managing partner, focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice and complex commercial litigation. He earned Martindale-Hubbell’s top “AV” rating for his high professional and ethical standards. He received a bachelors’ degree in English literature in 1976 and a master’s degree in 1978 from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL, in 1982. Mr. Haliczer co-founded Haliczer Pettis in 1996 with Eugene K. Pettis, adding Richard B. Schwamm as a partner in 1999.
Mr. Haliczer has earned numerous professional awards and accolades, including being selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of medical malpractice law. He also has been named to the list of Florida Super Lawyers from 2006 to 2010 as selected by Law & Politics magazine and to the South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers” list in South Florida for 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was included in Florida Trend’s peer-voted “Legal Elite” 2004 list. He frequently accepts invitations to speak throughout the U.S. about such topics such as professional liability, legal and medical malpractice, insurance law and issues surrounding risk management and quality assurance.
Mr. Haliczer is admitted to The Florida Bar (1982). He is admitted to practice in Florida and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. A member of the American, Florida and Broward County Bar Associations, he also has served on Federal Bar Association committees overseeing professional ethics, attorney misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. Haliczer is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a former member of the Florida Bar Committee on Professional Ethics, Board of Directors of the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Broward County Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs.