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Lloyd Raymond Schwed

Business Attorney at Palm Beach Gardens, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lloyd

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Lloyd Schwed has 30 years of experience handling professional liability defense and business litigation, including securities litigation and arbitration, insurance agent defense, construction litigation, life insurance and disability insurance claims defense, contracts and non-compete litigation, A&E defense, and defense of all licensed professionals, including attorney and accountant malpractice defense.

Mr. Schwed has achieved the prestigious AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying “very high” ethical standards, reliability and diligence and “very high to preeminent” legal ability. Mr. Schwed also received the AV® Preeminent Rating representing the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards reflecting the confidential opinion of Members of both the Bar and the Judiciary. 

In 2017, Mr Schwed won an $18.2 Million award in Gomez v UBS Financial Services Inc. which was among the largest FINRA investor arbitration awards in the past decade.

He also won a record $2.5 million award in Prudential Securities Inc. v. PaineWebber & Co., which then represented the largest “raiding” arbitration award in New York Stock Exchange history. 

He is a past Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law and has served as a speaker at the “Securities and Investment Fraud” seminar and the “Identifying and Preventing Securities Fraud” seminar for Florida attorneys. 

He was recognized by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County with the 2014 Pro Bono Civil Litigation Award for his work on behalf of a local charity. 

Mr. Schwed was named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the State's "Legal Elite" 

Mr. Schwed is the Co-Author with the preeminent Professor Edward Imwinkelried of “A Case Study for the Drafting of Comprehensible Jury Instructions” published in the Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In 2006, Mr. Schwed was named to the prestigious BTI Client Service All-Star survey list of 134 leading attorneys for the highest level of client service to Fortune 1000 companies.

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Schwed Kahle & Kress, P.A.
11410 N Jog Rd Ste 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33418-1761

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Posted by Gary | August 10, 2015
Top notch legal skills
Lloyd's legal advice and trial skills were outstanding. He indicated from the start that our case was very strong which lead me to not want to settle and go to trial. We were victorious at trial and were also awarded costs and fees. I would highly recommend Lloyd not only for his legal skills but also his honesty and integrity.
Posted by Joseph | August 10, 2015
One of the Best Lawyers
Lloyd and I have worked together for almost 20 years and a multitude of complex litigation. He has always gotten me great results with the least amount of problems and billing was always justified. I always recommend him to others needing legal services.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2015
Terrific Securities Attorney
Lloyd has been our brokerage firm’s primary securities litigation attorney for many years now. He always has our best interest at hand and he is undoubtedly one of the most experienced, well rounded, and effective securities attorneys currently practicing. I would recommend Lloyd without reservation to any securities firm, be it large or small, needing representation in a complex litigation, FINRA arbitration, and labor and employment litigation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Schwed Kahle & Kress, PA
  • 2006 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Kubick Draper
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Shareholder
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Miami School Of Law
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Shareholder
  • Carlson & Schwed, PA
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Shareholder
  • Fowler White Banick
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Freelance Sportswriter
  • USA Today
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Reporter and Sportswriter
  • United Press International
  • 1981 - 1985
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Loyola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
  • University of Florida
  • None
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Flatirons Bank, NA v Allan W. Steinberg Limited Partnership
  • Won judgment for Defendant and attorneys' fees
  • Blackshear v. Wells Fargo Insurance Services Inc
  • Won dismissal
  • Gargonz et. al. v Atlas One Holdings
  • Plaintiffs are awarded only $48,000 in damages out of $4.8 million
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  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 2014 Civil Litigation Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • All-Star List of Lawyers for Fortune 1000 Clients
  • BTI Client Survey
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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  • Gannett News Service Business Wire
  • How To Select A Stockbroker
  • 1991
  • Gannett News Service Business Wire
  • How To Resolve a Dispute With a Stockbroker
  • 1991
  • 11 Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 6
  • A Case Study in the Drafting of Comprehensible Jury Instructions
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Compliance Conference for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors
  • Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer Liability
  • 2015
  • Insurance Industry Conference
  • Selling Investments to Seniors
  • 2014
  • Insurance Industry Conference
  • The Enforceability of Limitation of Liability Clauses
  • 2013
  • Insurance Industry Conference
  • Insurance Agent's Guide to Avoiding Lawsuits and Regulatory Problems
  • 2012
  • Insurance Industry Conference
  • Ten Commandments for Avoiding Customer Claims and Complaints
  • 2011
  • Insurance Industry Conference
  • Ten Commandments for Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims
  • 2010
  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • Securities and Investment Fraud
  • 2009
  • Insurance Industry Conference
  • Adjusters' Guide to Handling Securities Arbitration Claims
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Lloyd
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lloyd is a highly skilled and well-respected attorney. Having worked with Lloyd in the past, I can attest that he is not only very bright, but he also has the experience and wherewithal to deal with complex issues and strategy. I strongly recommend Lloyd for securities and commercial litigation matters."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Lloyd is a great lawyer. He has a sharp legal mind, he is tenacious, and he gets great results for his clients."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lloyd. Lloyd is a skilled, experienced and ethical litigator who is dedicated to securing nothing but the best results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 1000%. Mr. Schwed is the "go to guy" in South Florida for all types of business litigation and security arbitrations. If it's a bet the company case -- or simply a case you don't want to lose -- this is the lawyer to call."
Business Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Palm Beach Gardens Business Lawyer Lloyd Raymond Schwed
Lloyd Raymond Schwed
Business Attorney
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Licensed for 38 years