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Dedicated to helping clients in family law matters for over 37 years. Top rated "AV Preeminent" for highest level of professional excellence as reviewed by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell®; "Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability" in Martindale-Hubbell®; Highest Rating of 5.0/5.0 in Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings™; Highest Rating of 10.0 "Superb" on Avvo.Com;  42 endorsements by lawyers in Avvo.com; Rated "Excellent" on LawyerRatingz.com; Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Lawlink; "10 Best Award in Client Satisfaction" (American Institute of Family Law Attorneys); Top 100 Lawyers (The American Society of Legal Advocates); Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Merchantcircle.com; Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Alimony: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Carrie Ann Turner-Krzyzaniak

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schwartz is an outstanding attorney who has demonstrated the utmost professionalism in his dealings with me as his opponent on a particular case. From my dealings with Mr. Schwartz, I've learned that he is extremely knowledgeable in his practice areas and provides diligent representation to his clients. Above all, Mr. Schwartz is what every attorney should be- highly ethical, courteous, diligent and well informed. I highly recommend him.

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    Carrie Turner-Krzyzaniak Family Attorney
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  • Gilberto Romilio Izquierdo

    Mr. Schwartz is zealous advocate who puts the interests of his cients first. I know this firsthand because I have seen him litigate in court, and he has been the opposing cousnel on several of my cases. Lawrence Schwarts is a tenacious, experienced, and well respected lawyer in the South Florida legal community. I enthusiastically endorse him.

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Contact info

Law Offices of Laurence Allen Schwartz

8005 NW 155 Street
Suite B
Miami Lakes, FL, 33016

9100 S. Dadeland Boulevard
Suite #1010
Miami, FL, 33156

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197805/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review Rating™ AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell®2015
ASLA Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Rated A+ by the Better Business BureauBBB of Southeast Florida2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell®2014
10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award - FloridaAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Peer Review Rating™ AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell®2014
Clients' Choice - DivorceAvvo2014
NAFLA Top 10 RankingNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Client Review Rating™ : Preeminent® 5.0Martindale-Hubbell®2014
ASLA Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Clients’ Choice 2013 - Family LawAvvo2013
35 Year Anniversary since admission to the BarMartindale-Hubbell®2012
Pro Bono Service Award - Put Something Back ProgramDade County Bar Association1995
Certificate of AppreciationBuilders Association of South Florida1982
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding ServiceDade County Bar Association1980
Hollywood Young ProfessionalsHollywood Chamber of Commerce1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Offices of Laurence Allen Schwartz1982 - Present
Judge-appointed Guardian ad LitemCustody Case 11th Circuit Court, Family Division2007 - 2009
AssociateRichard L. Larin, Esq. (now Honorable Richard L. Larin)1981 - 1982
AssociateHouston Faircloth Cooper Easthope & Kelley1978 - 1979
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marital, Divorce, Family Law & Finance (ALA) a subgroup of Accountant-Lawyer Alliance (ALA)member2014 - Present
Cornell Legal Information InstituteProfile2012 - Present
American Judicature SocietyMember2012 - Present
Justia.ComProfile2012 - Present
Lawyer.comMember2012 - Present
e-LEGAL Group - LinkedInMember2012 - Present
Florida Family Law and Divorce Group - LinkedInMember2012 - Present
Florida BarAdmitted1977 - Present
Supeme Court of FloridaAdmitted1977 - Present
United States Court of AppealsAdmitted1977 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - 2015
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2015
American Subrogation AttorneysMember1990 - 1995
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2010
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionCommittee Member1981 - 1982
South Broward Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1982
Hollywood Young Professionals Hollywood Chamber of CommerceMember1979 - 1981
United States Court of Customs and Patent AppealsAdmitted1977 - 1982
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1977 - 1978
United States Customs CourtAdmitted1977 - 1980
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor SocietyMember1975 - 1976
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harrison vs HarrisonEx-Wife sentenced to 180 days in jail for refusing my client visitation.
Moya vs MoyaI represented the Wife. Due to gross misconduct Husband was denied equitable distribution, was 100% liable for marital debts and deficiency judgments. Court granted Wife 100% of marital residence and furnishings & ordered Husband to pay attorneys fees.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationFamily Law Litigation Committee e-newsletter: "Florida’s Shipwrecked Grandparent Visitation Statute – Can We Make it Sail Again?" co-author with Brian J. Kruger, Esq.2013
ABA JournalComment to news article "Top tax court judge should be suspended 9 months without pay, review panel says"2013
ABA JournalComment to news article "Lawyer sanctions in Minnesota could set record; is economy a factor?"2013
New York University Graduate Business School MBA ThesisThe Hunt Commission's Proposals for Housing and Mortgage Markets - Financial & Legal Implications1975
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York UniversityFinanceMBA1975
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Moravian CollegePsychB.A1972
Rutgers PrepN/ADiploma1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
guest speaker - radio programFamily Law2009
WMBM "Ask Your Lawyer" program guest speakerFamily Law issues2008