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Lloyd Schwed has 28 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. 

He 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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    29 years, 500 cases
  2. Investment Fraud: 25%
    29 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    29 years, 500 cases
  4. Employment: 15%
    29 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (30-40%)

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  • William Lewis

    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.


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  • Curtis Carlson

    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.


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Contact info

Schwed Kahle & Kress, P.A.

11410 N Jog Rd Ste 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33418-1761


FLMember in Good Standing198506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
South Florida's Top Rated LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2015
2014 Civil Litigation Pro Bono AwardLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
All-Star List of Lawyers for Fortune 1000 ClientsBTI Client Survey2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerSchwed Kahle & Kress, PA2006 - Present
ShareholderKubick Draper1997 - 2006
ShareholderHonigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn1993 - 1995
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Miami School Of Law1992 - 1993
ShareholderCarlson & Schwed, PA1991 - 1993
ShareholderFowler White Banick1985 - 1991
Freelance SportswriterUSA Today1982 - 1985
Reporter and SportswriterUnited Press International1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember1993 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of FloridaMember1993 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th CircuitMember1989 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern District of FloridaMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Flatirons Bank, NA v Allan W. Steinberg Limited PartnershipWon judgment for Defendant and attorneys' fees
Blackshear v. Wells Fargo Insurance Services IncWon dismissal
Gargonz et. al. v Atlas One HoldingsPlaintiffs are awarded only $48,000 in damages out of $4.8 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Gannett News Service Business WireHow To Select A Stockbroker1991
Gannett News Service Business WireHow To Resolve a Dispute With a Stockbroker1991
11 Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 6A Case Study in the Drafting of Comprehensible Jury Instructions1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Loyola UniversityHistory/CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
University of FloridaHistoryNoneN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Compliance Conference for Broker-Dealers and Investment AdvisorsRisk Management and Chief Compliance Officer Liability2015
Insurance Industry ConferenceSelling Investments to Seniors2014
Insurance Industry ConferenceThe Enforceability of Limitation of Liability Clauses2013
Insurance Industry ConferenceInsurance Agent's Guide to Avoiding Lawsuits and Regulatory Problems2012
Insurance Industry ConferenceTen Commandments for Avoiding Customer Claims and Complaints2011
Insurance Industry ConferenceTen Commandments for Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims2010
Florida Bar, CLE CommitteeSecurities and Investment Fraud2009
Insurance Industry ConferenceAdjusters' Guide to Handling Securities Arbitration Claims1998