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Vivian Hattem Fazio

Litigation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Vivian Fazio is a native Floridian. She was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Ms. Fazio received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She returned to Fort Lauderdale and served as District Representative to former Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (deceased) before enrolling in law school at Nova Southeastern University College of Law. While at NSU, Ms. Fazio was honored to be selected for the Moot Court Society and to compete against other Florida law schools in oral advocacy at the Florida Bar Convention in Orlando as part of NSU's Moot Court Team. 

Ms. Fazio is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She has more than 20 years experience representing individuals, hospitals, medical and dental professionals, large corporations, small businesses and governmental entities before state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Ms. Fazio is an AV-rated litigator, and has been recognized by Florida Trend as a Legal Elite. In 2016, Ms. Fazio was appointed by the incoming President of the Florida Bar to serve on the prestigious Civil Procedure Rules Committee. The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure govern the practice of civil law, and must be followed by anyone who brings or defends a civil lawsuit.

In 2018, Ms. Fazio was appointed by the Governor to serve on the 17th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, which vets, interviews and recommends applicants to the Governor when judicial vacancies occur.

Ms. Fazio is an active member of the Broward County Bar Association, where she serves on the Professionalism and Emerging Legal Issues committees, and the Broward County Women Lawyers' Association, where she serves on the Board of Directors. Ms. Fazio also mentors second and third year law students at Nova Southeastern University College of Law, and middle and high school girls at PACE Center for Girls. Ms. Fazio is on the Board of the St. Gregory the Great Women's Guild and seeks to better her community through all of her endeavors.

 

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Licensed for 26 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Law Offices of Vivian H. Fazio, P.A,
633 S Andrews Ave Ste 201
633 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-2840
Law Offices of Vivian H. Fazio, P.A.
1580 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Suite 130
Sunrise, FL, 33323
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Posted by Russell | March 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Called
Was a quick call. My question got an answer. Nothing negative to disclose about her.
Posted by Stan | June 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer in Florida
I was surprised recently by the police knocking at my door, serving me papers, which turned out to be a filing in a Florida Court for Domestic Violence, from a family member! I live in New York State. I immediately turned to my real estate attorney here in NY for any reference she may have in Florida, since, now I must appear in person, in Florida before a Judge. My local attorney, immediately recommended Ms Fazio without a moments hesitation. She told me she had personal legal/business relationship and direct experience with Ms Fazio. Being from NY, and always being skeptical of lawyers ( NOT anymore btw) I of course 'Googled" Ms Fazio, and found she has a video series, of her explaining several legal issues. Wow, this was great, I got see her, and see how she acts, speaks, and thinks. The power of social media. I did not hesitate to contact Ms Fazio that day. One major factor in my enthusiasm with Ms Fazio, was the fact she personally answered a 2-3 page email to my local (NY) attorney, outlining my options, and a solid plan on how to move forward with this case. Ms Fazio did not know me at all prior to this, as she obviously spent/invested some of her valuable time just answering the email with a detailed legal opinion. I received a call back from Ms Fazio personally with the day I left her a message. Great lawyers don’t just respond when their phone rings, they make other people’s phones ring. The initial court hearing was the next day, as there was no way I could be in Florida, in court the next morning. Ms Fazio told me that she will attend the hearing, and ask for an extension, given the fact I was only served the papers the day before. Her plan worked brilliantly. We received a one month delay to prepare. Again, MY phone rang immediately after the hearing, with Ms Fazio completely explaining to me what happened and why, and how she navigated the court hearing in our favor. Over the month, we spent many hours on the phone, outlining the history of the case, along with many email/electronic communications. Ms Fazio conducted many hours of research, and other legal issues with the local courts in Florida. The day of the court hearing, I received yet another call from Ms Fazio, saying to meet her at her offices, 2 hours before the hearing. I was warmly greeted by Ms Fazio, recognizing her immediately from her video series. We sat down in one of her conference rooms, and she completely outlined, in detail what to expect each step of the way , and the process overall. She intently listened to all of my questions and concerns. I have never been in court in this manner in my entire life, so being a bit nervous was an understatement. We proceeded to the court house, and every small detail she explained to me actually happened, so NO surprises at all. The court hearing commenced, as being totally prepped, and prepared from her, I started to feel very confident in her logic and the proceedings. ( A little TV legal show drama also helps). Ms Fazio was the utmost professional attorney I have seen in court. Very knowledgeable of the proceedings, the law and process, and was even quite cordial to my family member and her attorney, and of course the Judge. Ms Fazio had a solid plan going into the hearing, which worked perfectly. She succinctly dismantled the opposing attorneys case bit by bit, and even managed to get the Judge to admonish the opposing attorney several times! Needless to say, we won the case on solid ground, and the merits of Ms Fazios direction, guidance and most importantly, understanding of the law. I could not thank her enough, as shed did fulfill our contractual agreement, and did fully explain everything that COULD have happened to me, both good and bad, alerting me to fact that things may not go our way, depending upon opposing council, and my family members testimony. So she was very upfront and frank about all outcomes and consequences. I Highly Recommend Ms Fazio.
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Posted by JOSEPH | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Attorney Fazio is compassionate, competent and just a consummate professional. Communication with her was stellar. Attorney Fazion took her time to explain the law and all the options concerning my case. Her knowledge, expertise & experience brought my case to a more than expected settlement. I highly recommend Attorney Vivian Fazio to represent you
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Posted by Harrison | April 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A GREAT LAWYER & A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING!
I consulted Vivian after I was injured on the job. Subsequent to this injury I ended up with a permanent partial disability. Adding insult to injury, my employer's insurance company denied my disability claim. Vivian referred me to another lawyer to handle my disability claim however she continued to give me legal advice about other issues that arose with my employer for almost 2 years. Vivian went above and beyond to help me through my situation and because of her extensive knowledge, her tireless efforts and her Spartan-like dedication to my cause, I was able to arrive at an amicable resolution with my employer. Vivian personally responded to every email and phone call promptly. I was never ignored or pushed to the side and even though I'm sure she had other client's issues to deal with in addition to my own; whenever we spoke, Vivian always gave me her undivided attention. I always felt like my issues were her first concern. Vivian consistently gave me logical and prudent advice on how best to handle certain situations with my employer and even more importantly she also gave me emotional support and encouragement. Vivian is a great lawyer, not only because she is extremely intelligent, insightful and discerning but also because she is a wonderful human being, an empathetic and compassionate spirit who really cares about her clients. Virtuous, decent and ethical, kind, understanding and considerate, brilliant, fervent and passionate; Vivian can be described by all of these words and more. She is what every lawyer should aspire to be.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-550 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Vivian H. Fazio, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Billing, Cochran, Heath, Lyles & Mauro, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2007

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Wanda Li Monroe v. Felix Sosa
  • Monroe filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice, which dismissed the lawsuit against my client, Sosa.
  • Eleanore Refford v. Tidwell Enterprises, LLC, et al.
  • Refford filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal, which dismissed the lawsuit against my clients, Tidwell Enterprises, LLC and Christopher Tidwell.
  • Annemarie Cliff vs. Robert David Hullett
  • Court granted Permanent Injunction, which ordered the Respondent to stay away from my client.
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Associations

  • 17th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • JNC Oversight Committee - Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Broward Women's Alliance
  • VP - Programs
  • 2018 - Present
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association, Women's Caucus Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Chair, IVP Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward Women's Alliance
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward Women's Alliance
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Legislative Committee; IVP Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Emerging Legal Issues: Rising Waters Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Gregory the Great Women's Guild
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Education Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Law Mentoring Program
  • Mentor
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Professionalism Commitee
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Thoma Aquinas High School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • St. Gregory the Great Women's Guild
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Miami-Dade FAWL
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Business Women's Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Tower Forum
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Miami-Dade FAWL
  • Women Making History Committee
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick
  • Premium Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2014
  • Defense Research Institute, Law Institute
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Commercial Litigation Firm - South Florida
  • U.S. Business News
  • 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Commercial Litigation Practice - Southeast Florida
  • Northamerica News Legal Elite
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Mediation Training Center
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers Journal
  • Fighting Depression
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Lawyers Network West Broward Chapter Meeting
  • What is Commercial Litigation?
  • 2018
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers St. Thomas University Chapter General Membership Meeting
  • What is IVP and Why Should I Care?
  • 2018
  • Broward College Public Safety Institute
  • The 14th Amendment, Law Day, and the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary
  • 2017
  • Weston Republican Club
  • Preserving a Fair and Impartial Judiciary
  • 2016
  • Florida Lawyers Network West Broward Chapter Meeting
  • Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vivian is a wonderful attorney. She is caring, knowledgeable and will make sure the job gets done right. She's also a pretty cool mom who is very involved with the community!! A busy person getting things done!!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vivian is a talented attorney who is highly knowledgeable in all of her practice areas. It is my privilege to endorse her."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vivian is a very talented and hard-working attorney. She is well-known for her ability, civility and professionalism, and she always strives to achieve the best result for her clients. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vivian is extremely reliable, committed and a real pleasure to work with. It is my pleasure to endorse her."