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.
Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (30-40%)
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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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||06/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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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|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|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Loyola University||History/Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|University of Florida||History||None||N/A|
|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|