Law

EUGENE K. PETTIS

VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM, FORT LAUDERDALE

Pettis’ firm, founded in 1996, is a boutique litigation firm representing individuals and families harmed through medical negligence or catastrophic injuries. The firm also handles general liability, commercial litigation and legal malpractice matters. The firm employs around 30 lawyers and staff. Pettis is the youngest among seven siblings. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale and was captain of Stranahan High’s basketball team. In 2013, he became the first African-American president of the Florida Bar.

EDUCATION University of Florida (BA, JD)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION Thinking back to where we were as a society in 1985, it was rare for an African-American to be hired by a major law firm. I was fortunate to start my career at Conrad Scherer and James, where I developed a great foundation as a litigator.
CIVIC EFFORT I founded the Community Education Alliance, which places mentors in six schools and brings literacy, culture and mentorship to students.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I love public speaking and could see myself advancing in a career as a motivational speaker. I like empowering people to become their best.

Dean Cannon

GrayRobinson

CHARLES S. CAULKINS

FISHER PHILLIPS

Jamie Cole

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

DEAN COLSON

Colson, Hicks, Eidson

Ben Crump

Ben Crump Law

Jaret L. Davis

Greenberg Traurig

AVA DOPPELT

ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT + GILCHRIST

ALBERT E. DOTSON JR.

BILZIN SUMBERG

William Dymond

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

Michelle Gervais

Blank Rome

KIMBERLY HOSLEY

Orlando Law Group

YOLANDA CASH JACKSON

Becker & Poliakoff

Lashawnda K. Jackson

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

HAL H. KANTOR

LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER, KANTOR & REED

ALAN KLUGER

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE

Laird Lile

Laird A. Lile

Patricia Mendez-Cambo

Softbank Group International

Michael Minton

Dean Mead

Harvey Oyer

Shutts & Bowen

Steve Pajcic

Pajcic & Pajcic

Wayne Pathman

Pathman Lewis

Eugene Pettis

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

Edward Pozzuoli

Tripp Scott

Peter Quinter

GrayRobinson

Stephen H. Reisman

Peckar & Abramson

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ

BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY

Gary Rosen

Becker

Gary Sasso

Carlton Fields

JILL S. SCHWARTZ

JILL S. SCHWARTZ AND ASSOCIATES

Steven Sonberg

Holland & Knight

Adele Stone

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney

Howard Talenfeld

Kelley Kronenberg

Ronald Weaver

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER

Gregory Yadley

Loop & Kendrick