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Eric T. Schwartzreich Esq. - Fort Lauderdale, FL

1 W. Las Olas Blvd.Suite 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Updated: 06/24/2021

Fort Lauderdale Murder Lawyer


Born in Westchester County, New York and raised in Rye Brook, New York. Eric attended Kents Hill School in Kents Hill, Maine. Upon graduating high school, Eric attended Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, receiving a bachelor's degree in Psychology. After college, Eric attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earning a Masters in Business Administration. After receiving his M.B.A...
Born in Westchester County, New York and raised in Rye Brook, New York. Eric attended Kents Hill School in Kents Hill, Maine. Upon graduating high school, Eric attended Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, receiving a bachelor's degree in Psychology. After college, Eric attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earning a Masters in Business Administration. After receiving his M.B.A., he went on to receive his Juris Doctor, from St. Thomas University School of Law, in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Schwartzreich has extensive trial experience throughout the State of Florida, with nearly 25 years spent handling adult and juvenile matters, in state and federal court. Mr. Schwartzreich's trial experience of over 200 trials, both bench and jury trials, has made him a skilled litigator.
Mr. Schwartzreich's office is located directly across from the Broward County Courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Schwartzreich predominantly handles cases in Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach counties but often represents clients throughout the State of Florida.
While an avid trial lawyer, Mr. Schwartzreich also handles criminal appeals, arguing before the Florida Appellate Courts and Florida Supreme Court. Most recently, Mr. Schwartzreich successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court for a law enforcement officer's right to use Florida's Stand Your Ground Laws. Mr. Schwartzreich was the first attorney in Florida to successfully make this argument.
Mr. Schwartzreich has argued many Stand Your Ground Motions throughout the State of Florida and has lectured on the topic at the Broward Bench and Bar Conference, a conference for lawyers and judges.
He has represented clients with a wide range of felony and misdemeanor charges including murder, all drug offenses including drug trafficking, rape/ sexual battery, grand theft, fraud, and DUI/DWI. Eric represents individuals facing probation violations and who have other probation related issues. Eric handles white collar cases including health care fraud.

Mr. Schwartzreich represents members of several law enforcement unions, the Police Benevolent Association, the International Union of Police Associations, and the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association. Eric represents many police officers through the internal administrative process within the police agencies they work for and when charged in criminal court.
Mr. Schwartzreich and his firm have been featured on Dateline, 48 Hours, Fox Business News Network on the Neil Cavuto Show, Fox Headline News, CNN, MCNBC, and other national news networks. Eric's cases are covered by local and national media outlets and newspapers. Mr. Schwartzreich has been quoted in articles in the ABA Journal, the Daily Business Review, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and other newspapers and periodicals throughout the country and worldwide. Eric continues to be a legal commentator on national news talk shows and is frequently asked to comment on local legal news stories on television and print media.
Mr. Schwartzreich enjoys sharing his love of the legal system though teaching and lecturing. Mr. Schwartzreich's was invited to lectured three times at the prestigious Russian Legal Academy in Moscow, Russia, to Russian judges and law students about the American criminal justice system. Mr. Schwartzreich has been invited by judges of the 17th Judicial Circuit to lecture to their law student and college student interns. Mr. Schwartzreich has been a guest lecturer at Saint Thomas University Law of School, his al ma mater.

Mr. Schwartzreich has successfully advocated before the Florida Legislature as well as to local city and county commissions for the firm's clients and for the rights of citizens. He has also testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee in Tallahassee, Florida.
Eric's passion for the law and the legal system bought him to the American Heritage High School Law Program, in Plantation, Florida, where he has been coaching a high school mock trial team for many years. His students have won over ten (10) Broward County Mock Trial competitions, five (5) State Championships, and three (3) titles in the prestigious Empire Mock Trial Competition, in both New York City and San Francisco, against the best teams in the U.S. and international teams.
In 2019, the Florida Law Related Education Association presented Eric with the Ed Lange Award for his commitment to legal studies and dedication to teaching professionalism, legal skill, and knowhow to his students.
He is a former Assistant Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County. In 1995, the Public Defender's Office recognized Eric as Intern of the Year. He is a Member of the Florida Bar, former President of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, former Treasurer of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, former member of the Dade County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, former member of the National Trial Lawyers Association and member of the International Legal Fraternity Phi Delta Phi.
Mr. Schwartzreich's past and current community involvement include the Fort Lauderdale Beach Rotary Club. He was previously appointed to the Human Rights Board by then Broward County Commissioner Lori Parrish. He was appointed by former Councilwoman Sharon Uria of Plantation to serve as an alternate on the City of Plantation's Zoning Board.
Mr. Schwartzreich is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Super Lawyers and Avvo.
Eric is married to attorney Mila Schwartzreich and they have two children.

About Eric T. Schwartzreich Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Murder
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Rape/ Sexual Battery
  • Grand Theft
  • Fraud
  • Probation Hearings
  • Probation Violation Hearings
  • Expungements
  • Domestic Violence

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney/Owner Schwartzreich & Associates


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Florida Bar (Member)
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Former President)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (Former member)


  • St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida
    Juris Doctor
  • Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio
    Bachelor's Degree
    Major: Psychology
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Masters in Business Administration

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Classes and Seminars

  • Russian Judges and Russian law students, Prestigious Russian Legal Academy
  • Mock Trial American Heritage
  • Guest lecturer to various law enforcement agencies on Death and Homicide Investigations
  • Guest Speaker at the Boys and Girls Clubs


Other Sources of Feedback About Eric T. Schwartzreich

Included on the 2024 Florida list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Eric T. Schwartzreich on Super Lawyers


  • Intern of the Year
  • Featured on Fox Business News Newtork on the Neil Cavuto Show
  • Former President of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Three Hat Trick Awards , each for three Consecutive not guilty verdicts conferred by the Broward Association Defense Lawyers
  • Recipient of the Ed Lange Mock Trial Teacher/Coach Award


Office Information


1 W. Las Olas Blvd.Suite 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


  • 954-525-8331

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