Stacy 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. 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 is rated AV® Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell. She was named a Florida Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine from 2010 – 2015. In 2014, Ms. Schwartz was recognized as one of 40 attorneys in the community by the Daily Business Review as a South Florida Rising Star. Ms. Schwartz was designated a Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide in 2015 and 2016 and a Top Lawyer in 2017 and 2018.

Ms. Schwartz is a past president of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association (BCWLA), the Broward County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). Ms. Schwartz previously served as a Board Member of the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, the Broward County Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

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. She is a member of Riverwalk Trust and the Victoria Park Civic Association. Ms. Schwartz is a volunteer and supporter of PACE Center for Girls. 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.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • COVID-19: Contracts & Force Majeure
  • COVID-19: Commercial & Contractual Litigation Disputes

Additional Experience



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
  • 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
  • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Up and Comer 2015, 2016, Top Lawyer 2017, 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine - Florida Rising Star 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Daily Business Review Rising Star 2014

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) 


New York Law School

Juris Doctor, 2001

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, 1998


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

Community Activites

  • Member, Victoria Park Civic Association
  • Member, Riverwalk Trust
  • Volunteer, PACE Center for Girls Books and Breakfast Program