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Eric Tolin Schwartzreich

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Eric Schwartzreich

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
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About Eric

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ALL CRIMINAL DEFENSE. ALL THE TIME!

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.

Photos and videos

at the Arizona National high School Mock Trial 2011
American Heritage School

Coaches Eric Schwartzreich Michael Gilfarb   Nikki Laurie
Eric Schwartzreich
Silicone Injection Murder Trial   covered on MSNC, titled Lethal Beauty
2003
Broward County Mock Trial Champions American Heritage 2010

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Schwartzreich & Associates

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Posted by Tasha | September 23, 2021
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exceptional at his craft
Eric is an incredibly talented and effective criminal defense attourney. His delivery in court is strategic, heavy hitting, and left me feeling confident I chose the right attourney to defend my case. Eric invests his all in his cases and that was clear by his prepertion, execution, and successful outcome in not only my cases, but many many other cases in his history. With Eric Schwartzreich, you have a winning dog in the fight. Exceptional at his craft. Erics staff is all hands on deck and they all work togethr in such a fluid way its as if they can read eacothers minds. Renee is incredible, extremely efficeint, smart and such an asset to the process leading up to the court date.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2020
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Professional in Criminal Defense
Eric was extremely thorough, compassionate, and professional. I was dealing with false allegations, and Eric was there with me every step of the way. He made himself available, was very honest, and was clearly an absolute expert in the field. My case was dropped during the investigation process. I would refer him to anyone that I know that is unjustly facing criminal charges. He’s not just a great lawyer, he is also a very good man.
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Posted by Ian | May 28, 2019
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Mr.
If you are looking for the best you need to call Eric Schwartzreich! 100% there for you no BS and will take care of business! Eric was excellent in selecting a jury and cross-examination of police officers. Needless to say, justice was served NOT GUILTY!
Posted by Lori | July 31, 2018
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The Best of the Best
Eric is the best attorney I’ve ever known. He’s aggressive, yet ethical. He truly listens and gets results. He exceeded all my expectations. He knows his stuff. I felt so safe knowing he’s by my side and my advocate. He really is an especially gifted attorney that also has people skills... which is pretty rare!! Thanks, Eric!!
Posted by Carey | June 18, 2018
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The “BEST” Defense attorney I’ve ever known
I’ve known Eric for years, first as a friend then as a lawyer. He does the job like no other and no matter what always with respect. I’ve sent many others to him and it’s ALWAYS turned out great. I’m grateful for my friendship and most importantly the I can call him any time of day/night knowing he will answer. Eric you rock’nn
Posted by Samuel Eferstein | May 22, 2016
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He fights as if he was representing his own child
I was a police officer, wrongfully accused by my own department. I needed someone that would fight for me as I have fought for what's right my entire life. Eric and his team made it clear that no matter what they would fight for me and make sure that the truth came out. Well it sure did! The verdict was not guilty and Eric Schwartreich and Anthony Bruno fought non-stop and helped me prove my innocence and never give up fighting! They treated me and my family as if it happened to one of their family members! Eric and his staff are truly the best! Thanks again bud!
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Posted by John | October 6, 2015
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Best Attorney in Broward County
Mr. Schwartzreich is an extremely thorough attorney. He lays out all possible alternatives to the client so the client can make an informed decision. He is available to his clients, which is extremely important. His 20 years of criminal experience has earned him the respect of the Honorable Judges and State Prosecutors. His staff led by Jennifer is great as well
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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Gets results!
Mr Schwartzreich's firm was wonderful to deal with involving a case for someone I cared about who violated their probation. They would answer all my frequent questions and often just eased my concerns. Mr Schwartzreich obtained great results in my friends case even though it appeared grim. I am so grateful for all the work done and how he fought for his clients to obtain the optimal results. I would strongly recommend this firm
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Posted by David | October 24, 2014
DUI Client
Mr. Schwartzreich did an outstanding job in handling my DUI case. I recruited his services after initially having an attorney who cost me a lot of money and handled my case very poorly. Unlike my previous attorney, Eric was very personable and kept me informed and up to date with the progress of my case. He provided excellent defense against the evil thrust of the states prosecutors and won my case going away. He's the best I've seen or dealt with. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance involving criminal matters. He was superb in the trenches.
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Posted by Kyle Rubin | October 24, 2014
The best criminal defense attorney in the country
I first met Eric back in 2008 after being referred by another attorney who said if your looking for "the best" go see Eric. At the time I was charged with a Felony and in one of the darkest times in my life. Eric met with me, listened to the facts of my case and immediately gave me a positive outlook with a plan of action on how as a team to get the truth out in the court room. Within a short period of time my case was dismissed, my charges expunged and I put the entire nightmare behind me. Since 2008, Eric has through the years helped my family and friends with legal issues and trials. Eric listens to your case, works with your family and gets the truth out in court. Every case Eric takes on, his defense team is able to come up with the best favorable solution when working with state attorneys and judges in even the worse situations. If your looking for the top criminal defense attorney in the country, you better call Eric.
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Posted by Alex | October 22, 2012
The Best Attorney In The Business
Let me be clear from the beginning, I was recommended a few attorneys for my case, and I have always weighed out my options before moving forward, so understand that after meeting with a few options, I decided to go with Mr. Schwartzreich. He was 100% professional from the beginning, but he was also quite personable. He made no promises, but I still felt more confident with him in charge of my case than I did with any of the others I interviewed. Without giving details to my case, just know that I was trusting Mr. Schwartzreich with representation on a case that would determine my immediate and long-term future. His communication, along with his paralegal's, was by-far the best I had experienced in a law firm. Whenever there was news, I was aware of it, and never did I find myself wondering what was going on with the case. The little things you look for in a law firm is what they do best on. Let's cut to the chase. I not only got my case resolved, but the best case scenario, which wasn't the most likely possible outcome, turned out to be the way it was resolved. I have never felt more satisfied with my investment. Mr. Schwartzreigh was quite noticeable in the courtroom. He took command and was clearly well connected with everyone from the judge to the prosecutors. Not only did they know his name, but they seemed quite comfortable around him, leading me to believe that he he is well liked among his peers. Many thanks to the Schwartzreich family and everyone else at the firm. I'm glad to know there are people out there who still make a different and treat you like a human being and not a case number. Thanks Eric!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012
Such a great attorney!
Eric is by far the best attorney I have worked with. He is reliable, honest, available day, night and weekends, and working with him was a pleasure. I had allegations falsely brought upon me, and with his vast knowledge of the law, my case was dismissed. I was referred to him by another happy client and would hire him for any legal matter in the future. I would also recommend friends and family to him as well.
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Posted by Levi | February 28, 2012
Professional Integrity Client Focused Service
I have referred over a dozen of my clients, their families, and/or friends to Eric for simple to complex criminal matters. Eric was responsive, even on weekends, courteous, and handled their matters discretly and with integrity. His professionalism is based on his client centered focus which delivers the most exceptional outcomes available in an area of the law where our most precious commodity is at risk...our freedom. I strongly recommend Eric to any individual who may have a criminal matter pending or any other professional whose client may be in need of an extremely remarkable professional who cares.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Coach Teacher of Mock Trial Team
  • American Heritage School
  • 2006 - Present
  • Guest. Legal Commentator
  • Local and National TV and Radio
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Volunteer Guatdian Ad Litem
  • Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • M.B.A
  • 1993
  • Muskingum College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v Wenngert
  • Not guilty
  • State of Florida vs Ariella Rubinger Appeal with M. Chicotsky, M. Gottlieb
  • Reversed
  • State v Mareus 11-015890CF10A
  • not guilty
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Plantation Florida City Counsel
  • Appointed Alternate Plantation Zoning Board
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 2007–presen
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • appointed by Broward Commisioner
  • Human Rights Board
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1997
  • American Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Double Hat Trick
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Martindale- Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • 2015
  • AV rating Martindale-Hubell
  • AV rated Preeminent Martindale- Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Hat Trick Award. Three Consecutive not guilty verdicts
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2012
  • American Heritage School Mock Trial Champs
  • Florida Law Related Association
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • National High School Mock Trial
  • 2011
  • Best Attorney Coach
  • American Heritage Mock Trial Class
  • 2006
  • Intern of the Year
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Boward County Boys and Girls Club
  • What a Criminal Defense Attorney Does.
  • 2012
  • Trial Advocacy Class Guest Speaker
  • Litigating and being an Effective Trial Attorney
  • 2008
  • Russian Academy of Justice
  • Representing High Profile Defendants in America
  • 2006
  • Russian Academy of Justice Moscow, Russia
  • American Judicial System
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a great lawyer and an amazing person! He has handled many matters for my clients and has received excellent results! He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and compassionate! I highly recommend this attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Two words describe Eric: "great advocate"!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very well connected and gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Eric for quite a while and I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Schwartzreich is a highly respected lawyer in the community. I have handled several cases against him while I was a prosecutor, and I have consulted with him on various issues since I have become a defense attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a dedicated criminal defense attorney. His understanding of the law and his trial experience make him an asset to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always the zealous advocate, Eric fights for his clients at every turn. I proudly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Schwartzreich is on top of his game and one of the few "go to" lawyers in Ft. Lauderdale. He genuinely cares about his clients and enjoys a reputation of always going that necessary extra mile in representing them – and their families too. He knows, like I do, that we represent the client's entire hurting, frightened family and not just the client, when one of their loved ones is in trouble. Eric, as a veteran trial lawyer, is very impressive on many levels; and you'll simply notice this right away with his commanding presence and appearance, his uniquely relaxed style of being so relational with everyone involved in the case, his oratory skills, disarming demeanor and obvious competence. He is well respected by the prosecutors and the judges, and of course this always inures to his clients' benefit. It is an honor for me to highly endorse Eric Schwartzreich as the preferred criminal defense lawyer in South Florida!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Schwartzreich approximately 10 years ago in my capacity as a prosecutor. I always found him to be completely professional and a zealous advocate for his clients. Any client of his is in good hands and it is without hesitation that I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had cases with Mr. Schwartzreich as a prosecutor, and have since sat next to him as a member of the defense bar. He has a reputation as a professional and prepared trial attorney. Additionally, I know Mr. Schwartzreich to a an active member of his community through our work on mock trial teams at local high schools."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I previously worked for Mr. Schwartzreich before attending law school myself. As such, I have had the opportunity of seeing Mr. Schwartzreich in the courtroom and outside of the courtroom. He is professional and an overall great laywer. His office staff is also very helpful, which is important as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney, hard working and very ethical."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Eric is a leader in our legal community here in South Florida, and is also well respected throughout State. He has become a trusted and most reliable source that I often look to for assistance or guidence myself. As someone who knows this entire community as a lifelong resident, I know that Eric's commitment, dedication and strong work ethic he consistantly demonstrated during the last ten years I have known him have made Eric the leader that he has become."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a caring and enthusiastic advocate for his clients."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Eric Tolin Schwartzreich
Eric Tolin Schwartzreich
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation