Stacy M. Schwartz


Stacy M. Schwartz is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Her practice focuses on commercial business disputes, intellectual property and technology matters. Ms. Schwartz is an experienced litigation attorney representing clients in state and federal courts nationwide. She also represents clients in domestic and international arbitration disputes.

Ms. Schwartz has represented clients in various industries, including education, government benefits, marine, construction and technology. She advises a wide range of clients including individuals, small businesses and large corporations on their business matters. Her representation is tailored to the needs and goals of each client and involves advice and counsel to avoid litigation, seek resolution of litigation or pursue and/or defend litigation. Ms. Schwartz also consults with clients on obtaining, protecting and maintaining their intellectual property rights, prosecutes trademark applications and handles matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Schwartz served as an Assistant Attorney General from 2001-2003 in the Civil Litigation Division of the Florida Office of the Attorney General.

Ms. Schwartz is trained and certified as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Ms. Schwartz is available to assist parties seeking to narrow their disputes or achieve full resolution of their disputes pre-suit or pre-trial.

Ms. Schwartz has received many distinguished appointments. She is a Class III Fellow of the Florida Bar’s prestigious Leadership Academy. In 2014, Ms. Schwartz was appointed to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and served a one year term. Ms. Schwartz previously served a three year term on Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “I”, completing her term as Chair in 2011.

Ms. Schwartz’s activities include commitment to the training and advancement of young lawyers in the legal profession. Ms. Schwartz has served as a faculty member in NITA’s Deposition Skills Program at the Shepard Broad Law Center. Ms. Schwartz also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Shepard Broad Law Center.

Ms. Schwartz participates in a variety of community activities. She is a past Board Member of the Broward County Gator Club, a Chapter of the University of Florida’s Alumni Association. Ms. Schwartz has volunteered and supported the PACE Center for Girls for over 10 years serving in mentoring and fundraising roles for the organization. In 2016, Ms. Schwartz was recognized with a “Glammy Award” from Glam-a-Thon, Inc., for her dedication and fundraising efforts benefitting breast cancer patients in Broward County.


Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator


  • Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel, 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "I", 2008-2011
  • Faculty Member, NITA Deposition Skills Program, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 2012, October 2013, October 2014, October 2019

Community Activites

  • Co-Chair, Partners 4 PACE Broward
  • Volunteer, PACE Center for Girls Books and Breakfast Program
  • Past Advisory Board and Committee Member, Glam-A-Thon, Inc.

Professional Presentations

  • Panelist, “Intellectual Property in a COVID World,” presented by several Voluntary Bar Associations in the State of Florida, (June 3, 2020)
  • Panelist, “Intellectual Property & The Internet: Avoiding Infringement and Enforcing IP Rights,” Broward County Bench and Bar Convention (October 2019) 
  • Presenter, National Institute Trial Advocacy (NITA) Deposition Skills Program (October 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Avoiding Unintentional Infringement,” Broward County Bar Association (January 31, 2019) 
  • Co-Keynote Speaker, Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association, Installation of Officers and Directors (October 2021)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida



United States District Court Southern District of Florida

United States District Court Middle District of Florida

United States District Court Northern District of Florida


  • Fellow, Florida Bar Leadership Academy Class III
  • Past President, Broward County Women Lawyers' Association (BCWLA)
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association, Intellectual Property  Section Co-Chair (2019 – 2022)
  • Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
  • Past Board Member, Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court
  • Past Board Member, Broward County Gator Club

Awards & Honors

  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 & 2024 — Commercial Litigation
  • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Up and Comer 2015, 2016, Top Lawyer 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine - Florida Rising Star 2010 – 2015
  • Daily Business Review Rising Star 2014


New York Law School

Juris Doctor, 2001

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, 1998

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