Kenneth B. Schwartz, P.A., is the law and mediation practice of attorney Ken Schwartz, B.C.S. Mr. Schwartz handles litigation, trials, and appeals of contested, adversarial matters, as well as mediation conferences as a neutral to help the parties in dispute resolve their matters without the cost, delay, and uncertainty of further litigation, etc.
Mr. Schwartz handles litigation, trials, and appeals of business and employment matters, including the following:
- Workers' Compensation claims, where he is Board Certified as an Expert, including Rule Nisi enforcement proceedings in circuit court and appeals to the 1st District Court of Appeal and state supreme court
- Unpaid wage and overtime claims
- Drafting and Enforcement of noncompete and trade secret agreements
- Allegations of wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination
- Unemployment compensation (now called "Reemployment Assistance") claims
- Resolution of Stop-Work orders
- Insurance Coverage disputes
- Contract disputes, and
- Construction defect litigation.
In his capacity as an appellate attorney, Mr. Schwartz has been solely or primarily responsible for approximately 100 appeals and petitions for extraordinary writs (e.g., certiorari), several of which involved presenting oral argument to an appellate court. Many of his cases have generated written opinions
. He also provides trial support to attorneys throughout the state, including researching complex issues, drafting motions (e.g., rehearing, in anticipation of appeal) and memoranda, and advising on issues of "preservation of error" for appeal. In April 2014, Mr. Schwartz was selected as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend
magazine, which was published in July 2014. The publication recognizes "the top attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers."
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
The mediation process can be described as an interactive process where a neutral third party (i.e., the mediator) assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to participate in the process. Mediation is a "party-centered" process, in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open, but confidential, communication about the facts, the legal issues, and the practical realities that led to and arise out of the underlying disputes. A mediator does not, however, decide matters for the parties or provide either side with legal advice or opinion.
For more information about the process generally or for information about obtaining Mr. Schwartz's services as a mediator in a pending dispute, please visit the Mediation
page on this site.
Kenneth B. Schwartz, P.A., serves clients primarily in Boca Raton, in Palm Beach County, as well as in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Atlantis, Manalapan, Hypoluxo, Jupiter, Tequesta, Juno Beach, Wellington, Highland Beach, Pahokee, Belle Glade, North Palm Beach, Lake Park, Palm Springs, Lake Clarke Shores, Royal Palm Beach. The firm also serves: Broward County, including Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Beach, Tamarac, Wilton Manors, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, and Hallandale Beach; Martin County, including Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, and Palm City; and St. Lucie County, including Port St. Lucie and Ft. Pierce. Depending on circumstance, Mr. Schwartz will accept cases from other areas in the state.
For more information, please fill out our Contact Form or telephone our office directly.