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Kenneth B. Schwartz, Esq., handles litigation, trials, and appeals of business and employment matters, including the following:



  • Contract disputes

  • Workers' compensation claims

  • Unemployment compensation claims

  • Wage & Hour claims

  • Enforcement of noncompete and trade secret agreements

  • Allegations of wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination 

  • Rule Nisi enforcement proceedings


  • Resolution of stop-work orders and premium disputes, and

  • Construction defect litigation.


In his capacity as an appellate attorney, Mr. Schwartz also drafts
petitions for extraordinary writs (e.g., certiorari) and provides trial
support to other attorneys, including researching complex issues,
drafting motions and memoranda, and advising on preservation of issues
for appeal.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Japanese

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Workers Compensation: 40%
  2. Appeals: 25%
  3. Employment: 15%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Contracts: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Maria Estanislao

    I met Ken Schwartz in law school, and we worked together in the Asian Pacific Law & Policy Journal, which he co-founded. In that capacity, I reviewed much of his writing, editing, and analytical skills, all of which were impressive. Since law school, we have discussed a few cases, as I value his legal input. Again, he demonstrated a sharp legal mind and keen understanding of the nuances of the law, including in areas fraught with complexity such as worker's compensation and appellate law. I highly recommend Ken Schwartz and fully trust in his capabilities.

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Contact info

4688 Manderly Drive
Wellington, FL, 33449

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200106/21/2016
HIInactive200007/25/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in FL, 2015

    updated

    Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Board Certified - Workers' CompensationFlorida Bar2014
Level 15 ContributorAvvo.com2013
Certificate in Pacific-Asian Legal StudiesUniversity of Hawaii, Wm. S. Richardson School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKenneth B. Schwartz, P.A.2004 - Present
Associate AttorneyKelley Kronenberg Gilmartin Fichtel & Wander, P.A.2001 - 2004
Associate AttorneyGreenspoon Marder Hirschfeld Rafkin Ross & Berger, P.A.2000 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
Hawaii State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/AN/A
United States District Court for the District of HawaiiN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Engler v. American Friends of the Hebrew Univ. and Fireman's Fund InsuranceClaimant prevailed on appeal of a denied claim
Michael J. Celeste, Jr. v. Lindsay Kerns, Gevity HR, and AIG ClaimsSupreme Court ruled for Petitioner
Travel Guard Group v. GrubbPlaintiff prevailed in non-compete action
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationWorkers' Compensation Case Law Update2015
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationResolution of Third Party Liens in Workers' Compensation Cases2015
Florida Workers’ Advocates Educational Conference 2015Settlement of the Workers Compensation Case: Pitfalls and Red Flags2015
Palm Beach County Bar Association's 1st Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarLegal Perspective on Next Wave of Minimally Invasive Treatment for the Spine2013
Palm Beach County Bench-Bar ConferenceAddressing the Attorney Fee Statute (Moderator)2012
FWA 2012 Educational ConferenceHot Topics: Recent Cases and the Impact on Your Practice2012
Palm Beach County Bench-Bar ConferenceElectronic Filing with the OJCC (moderator)2011
Palm Beach County Bench-Bar ConferenceRipeness of Claims Before the Judges of Compensation Claims2010
Workers' Compensation Round TableWorkers' Compensation Case Law Update2009
Workers' Compensation Round TableAttorneys' Fee Case Law Update2007
Palm Beach County Bench-Bar ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Attorneys' Fee Cases2007
Palm Beach County Bench-Bar ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Case Law Update2006
Workers’ Compensation Defense and Related Employment Law Issues for HR ProfessionalsWorkers’ Compensation in Florida2005
Workers' Compensation in FloridaWorkers' Compensation in Florida2005
Palm Beach County Bench-Bar ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Rules of Procedure2005
Workers' Compensation in FloridaWorkers' Compensation in Florida2003
Introduction to Workers' Compensation in FloridaWorkers' Compensation in Florida2003