JOHN S. HAGER, ESQ., has been named a "Top Up & Comer" by the South Florida Legal Guide from 2009-2012. This award is given to lawyers under the age of 40 by previous top attorneys. Mr. Hager can practice before all Florida State Courts and the United States Southern District Court. He could be the perfect advocate for you during this frightening time!
Attorney Hager received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Hager's first position in the legal realm was as an Assistant State Attorney in the Broward County State Attorney's Office. While filling this position, Attorney Hager gained extensive legal knowledge and trial experience.
As a prosecutor, Mr. Hager became familiar with both misdemeanor and felony cases and tried hundreds of cases to verdict. After leaving the Broward County State Attorney's Office, Attorney Hager worked with the largest insurance defense firm in the State of Florida. He acquired valuable skills during this time, litigating for some of the state's biggest insurance companies.
Mr. Hager was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve as a committee member for the Traffic Rules Committee in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, the Broward County Bar Association, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and The American Bar Association (ABA).
When you are looking for someone to fight your criminal charges, it is important that you hire someone who has both the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to represent you. A criminal conviction can result in hefty fines, a jail sentence and a criminal record.
A skilled criminal defense attorney will have the connections you need to defend yourself. You may need someone familiar with crime scene investigation, witness, victim and police interviewing, and so forth, and you should not settle for less! Mr. Hager has these qualifications and you should not delay in securing the competent legal defense you deserve on your side.
Hire an attorney that is compassionate, patient and yet aggressive. John S. Hager, Esq. fits this bill!
BRETT M. SCHWARTZ, ESQ. is a proud born and raised resident of the state of Florida. Mr. Schwartz earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Miami and also worked in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office as an Assistant State Attorney.
While at the University of Miami, Mr. Schwartz co-founded the Universities Pre-legal Society. Upon graduating, he attended the South Texas College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree. At law school, Mr. Schwartz competed in regional and national mock trials and honed his trial advocacy skills.
After accepting the position as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, he gained valuable litigation skills and enhanced his knowledge of criminal law. Mr. Schwartz handled thousands of cases while in this position from misdemeanors to felonies, such as DUI, domestic violence, theft offenses, robbery, juvenile cases and probation violations.
Upon leaving the Miami Dade County State Attorney's Office, Mr. Schwartz worked for the largest insurance defense firm in Florida to litigate on behalf of insurance companies. If you need a criminal defense attorney, why should you choose Attorney Schwartz over another lawyer?
To begin with, Mr. Schwartz's legal career is marked by experience. Throughout his career, he has tried hundreds of cases to verdict in both the County and Circuit Courts. He also has the legal backing you can trust, as a member of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), The American Bar Association (ABA), The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and The Dade County Bar Association.
Mr. Schwartz is furthermore driven by care and compassion, as evidenced by his membership on the Board of Directors for the Shaken Baby Alliance. No matter what charges you face, Attorney Schwartz is prepared to defend you. He can practice before all Florida State Courts and the United States Southern District Court.
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