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Richard B. Schwamm, Esq.

Experienced Florida trial lawyer, with expertise in catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and child injury cases


Richard B. Schwamm, partner and shareholder of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm’s Orlando office, is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, catastrophic brain injury, child injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and other significant personal injury cases. He earned Martindale-Hubbell’s top “AV” rating for his high professional and ethical standards. Mr. Schwamm has been named to the list of Florida Super Lawyers from 2010 – 2021, as selected by Law & Politics magazine. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the state receive the recognition each year. Mr. Schwamm was recently named to the 2021 Best Lawyers list, as one of the top medical malpractice lawyers in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Schwamm has again been included in the Florida Trend and Orlando Family Magazine lists for his excellence in advocacy and legal representation of victims of medical malpractice.

Notably, Mr. Schwamm has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an honor bestowed on less than 1% of all of the trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.

Why Choose Us


Victims of catastrophic injuries often suffer beyond the physical pain of their serious and irreversible injuries. They likely suffer financially from missed work or from a sudden flood of medical bills for treatments and long-term care. 

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Medical errors are the #3 cause of death in the United States, killing more than a quarter of a million people each year. It can appear in a variety of ways, from a misdiagnosis to post-surgical complications to a prescription medication error.

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Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm has the unique strength and experience of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in catastrophic cases involving serious personal injuries, wrongful death and medical negligence. 

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Children are often times the most vulnerable to serious injuries. They can be injured by adults (and even other children or teenagers), in a wide variety of scenarios, like car accidents to improper treatment by physicians and nurses in a hospital setting, or child abuse in the foster home or child welfare  system.

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