Eric T. Schwartzreich

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Schwartzreich & Associates
 | 208 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-525-8000
Fax: 954-525-8331
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018, 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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    Eric T. Schwartzreich is an accomplished criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With his firm, Schwartzreich & Associates, he has defended many clients throughout Florida in cases involving DUI/DWI, drug trafficking, fraud, grand theft, murder, rape, sexual battery and more. Over the course of his career he has handled numerous bench and jury trials.

    Mr. Schwartzreich received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Muskingum University, in New Auburn, Ohio. After earning a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Fort Lauderdale’s Nova Southeastern University, he obtained his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida. As a law student, he was inducted into the legal honor society Phi Delta Phi.

    Active in professional organizations, Mr. Schwartzreich has been involved in The Florida Bar, the Dade County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and National Trial Lawyers. He has also held roles with groups such as the Broward County Human Rights Board and the City of Plantation’s Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Department.

    Highly respected within the legal field, Mr. Schwartzreich and his firm have appeared on television programs such as “48 Hours” and “Dateline,” and on the Fox Business Network, Fox News and MSNBC. He has also been mentioned in numerous other media publications and continues to serve as a legal analyst for various national talk shows.

    Mr. Schwartzreich lectures at various educational institutions including the Russian Legal Academy located in Moscow, Russia. He has also participated as a lobbyist in the Florida state legislature, advocating on behalf of Florida residents.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Juvenile Delinquency, Motor Vehicle Offenses


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018, 2021

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    About Eric Schwartzreich

    Admitted: 1996, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • 3 not guilty verdict in a row two times, Double Hat Trick Award, Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
    • award for legal services rendered to Firefighters., Recognition for services to Broward County Firefighters, Broward Council of Professional Firefighters, 2017
    • Intern of the Year, Public Defender's Office
    • 2006 2007 President of the Broward Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1996
    • Hat Trick Award Three Consecutive Not Guilty Verdicts, Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair Criminal Law Section Broward County Bar, 2020
    • Member, Florida Bar
    • Former Treasurer, Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Former Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Former Member, National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Former Member, Dade County Bar Association
    • Former President, Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • City of Plantation's Zoning Board
    • Human Rights Board
    • Fort Lauderdale Beach Rotary Club

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest Lecturer, Saint Thomas University Law of School
    • a zoom CLE  webinar on how to navigate in the Broward County Criminal Courtrooms during the Pandemic., Moderator, Navigating in the Broward County Court System through Covid, Broward County Bar Association, Attorneys And The Judiciary, 2020
    • lecture for CLE credits to members of the Florida Bar and the Judiciary on Florida Stand Your Ground Law, Lecturer, Understanding Florida Stand your Ground Law, Broward Bench and Bar, Attorneys, 2019
    • Have tried to verdict over 100 criminal trials, Lecturer Russian Academy of Justice Moscow Russia, Guest Lecturer, 2002


    Educational Background:

    • Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, Bachelor's degree in Psychology
    • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, M.B.A.
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    208 SE 6th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

    Phone: 954-525-8000

    Fax: 954-525-8331

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