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Eric Tolin Schwartzreich

Eric Tolin Schwartzreich

also known as Eric Schwartzreich

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Born in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Schwartzreich was raised in Rye Brook, New York. He attended high school at Kents Hill School in Kents Hill Maine. Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Schwartzreich attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. After college, Mr. Schwartzreich attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earning a Masters in Business Administration. After receiving his M.B.A., he attended St. Thomas University School of Law earning his Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Schwartzreich has extensive statewide trial experience. Mr. Schwartzreich has represented and defended clients from charges including Murder, Drug Trafficking, Rape/ Sexual Battery, Grand Theft, Fraud, DUI/DWI, Probation Hearings and Probation Violation Hearings, as well as numerous other criminal charges. He has represented thousands of clients in the State of Florida. Mr. Schwartzreich's trial experience extends over 80 jury and bench trials. Mr. Schwartzeich has also represented several law enforcement officers on behalf of the Police Benevolent Association. Mr. Schwartzreich and his firm have been featured on Dateline and 48 Hours, as well as been covered by local and state media outlets and newspapers. Mr. Schwartzreich has been mentioned in articles in the ABA Journal, the Daily Business Review, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and other newspapers and periodicals throughout the country and world. Recognizing Mr. Schwartzreich's legal knowledge in the criminal justice system, he has been invited and has lectured three times to Russian Judges and Russian law students at the prestigious Russian Legal Academy in Moscow, Russia. He lectures to law students about the American criminal justice system. Mr. Schwartzreich has also been a guest lecturer at Saint Thomas University Law of School. Mr. Schwartzreich has been invited by Judges of the 17th Judicial Circuit to lecture to their law students and college students. Mr. Schwartzreich has successfully advocated and lobbied in the Florida Legislature as well as local city and county commissions for the firm's clients and for the rights of citizens. Mr. Schwartzreich currently coaches the mock trial team at American Heritage School. His students recently won the best mock trial team in Broward county Florida and were invited to compete in the State finals in Orlando, Florida. In 2011 he was one of teh coaches that coached American Heritage and they won the State champiionship.  That year they went on to compete in the High School Nationals and came in 19th place in the country.

He is a former assistant Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County. In 1995, the Public Defender's Office recognized him as the Intern of the Year. Member of the Florida Bar, former member of the Dade County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, former Treasurer of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, former President of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Former member of the National Trial Lawyers Association and member of the international Legal Fraternity Phi Delta Phi. Mr. Schwartzreich's past and current community involvement include the Fort Lauderdale Beach Rotary Club. He was previously appointed to the Human Rights Board by former Commissioner Lori Parrish and current Property Appraiser Lori Parrish. He was appointed by Councilwoman Sharon Uria of Plantation to serve as an alternate on the City of Plantation's Zoning Board. Mr. Schwartzreich has been featured on Fox Business News Newtork on the Neil Cavuto Show, Fox Headline News, MSNBC, and other national news networks and continues to be a legal commentator on national news talk shows. He is married to attorney Mila Schwartzreich, who currently works in the legal department for the Broward Sheriff's Office. They have two children. Copyright 2011 © Schwartzreich & Associates, P.A., All Rights Reserved. taken from web.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    19 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Adam David Rossen

    Eric is a very fine lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients. He is well regarded in the community and I would trust him to represent my family if they ever needed it.


    Adam Rossen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Todd Forman

    Great criminal trial lawyer. He handles many high profile cases and is well respected. He is a tough lawyer who fights hard for his clients. He is also well liked and very personable. Highly recommended.


    Jason Forman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Schwartzreich & Associates

208 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301



FLMember in Good Standing199608/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale- HubbellAV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated2015
AV rating Martindale-HubellAV rated Preeminent Martindale- Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Hat Trick Award. Three Consecutive not guilty verdictsBroward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys2012
American Heritage School Mock Trial ChampsFlorida Law Related Association2011
Certificate of AchievementNational High School Mock Trial2011
Best Attorney CoachAmerican Heritage Mock Trial Class2006
Intern of the YearBroward County Public Defender's Office1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Coach Teacher of Mock Trial TeamAmerican Heritage School2006 - Present
Guest. Legal CommentatorLocal and National TV and Radio2000 - Present
AttorneyBroward County Public Defender's Office1996 - 1998
Volunteer Guatdian Ad LitemFlorida Guardian Ad Litem Program1993 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial LawyersCriminal Trial Lawyers Association2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States for the Eastern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2009 - 2010
Plantation Florida City CounselAppointed Alternate Plantation Zoning Board2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer President2006 - 2008
appointed by Broward CommisionerHuman Rights Board2004 - 2005
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer2004 - 2005
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2002 - 2003
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1999 - 2000
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 2007–presenMember1998 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1996 - 1997
American Inns of CourtAssociate Member1995 - 1996
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember1993 - 1994

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida vs Ariella Rubinger Appeal with M. Chicotsky, M. GottliebReversed
State v WenngertNot guilty
State v Mareus 11-015890CF10Anot guilty

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterMasters in BusinessM.B.A1993
Muskingum CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
St. Thomas University School of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Boward County Boys and Girls ClubWhat a Criminal Defense Attorney Does.2012
Trial Advocacy Class Guest SpeakerLitigating and being an Effective Trial Attorney2008
Russian Academy of JusticeRepresenting High Profile Defendants in America2006
Russian Academy of Justice Moscow, RussiaAmerican Judicial System2001