STEVEN M. SWICKLE, P.A. ▪ FLORIDA ATTORNEY ▪ CRIMINAL DEFENSE ▪ FAMILY LAW ▪ GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION ▪ SWICKLELAW.COM

About Steven M. Swickle

Profile

Accomplished Florida attorney with a strong background in criminal defense, family law and general civil litigation.   I have been in private practice since 2002 and have successfully handled criminal and civil cases throughout the State of Florida at both the trial and appellate level. I have handled a wide array of matters including traffic infractions, DUI, DUI with death, all misdemeanor and felony arrests.   I have guided individuals through both simple and complex family law issues including child custody, child support, visitation rights and alimony.

The law firm of Steven M. Swickle, P.A. is a recognized member of Biltmore Who's Who.

Legal Experience

Steven M. Swickle, P.A.
Sole Practitioner, August, 2009- present

•     Handled complex Criminal Matters including but not limited to traffic infractions, traffic homicide, DUI, DUI with death, all misdemeanor and felony arrests throughout the state of Florida.
•    Handled  Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Alimony, Paternity, Domestic Violence, and the like.
•     Conducted bench and jury trials in state court regarding all areas of practice.
•     Manage and controlled all aspects of cases from inception through completion.

Swickle &  Swickle, P.A.
Partner, 2005 – August 2009

•    Handle complex Criminal Matters, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Alimony, Paternity, Domestic Violence, and the like.
•     Conducted bench and jury trials in state court regarding all areas of practice.
•     Manage and controlled all aspects of cases from inception through completion.

Steven M. Swickle, P.A.
Sole Practitioner, 2002 – 2005

•     Handled complex Criminal Matters including but not limited to traffic infractions, traffic homicide, DUI, DUI with death, all misdemeanor and felony offenses.
•    Handled  Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Alimony, Paternity, Domestic Violence, and the like.
•    Conducted bench and jury trials in state court regarding all areas of practice.
•    Manage and controlled all aspects of cases from inception through completion.

Broward County Public Defender’s Office
Assistant Public Defender, 2000 – 2002

•    Lead division attorney responsible for all aspects of case management and trial practice.

Education

Nova Southeastern University Law School
Juris Doctor, June 30, 2000

Clark University, Worcester, MA.
Bachelor of Arts, May, 1995

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Practice in the State of Florida – 2000

Firm Awards • Publications • Memberships

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1999- present)

American Bar Association  (2001- present)

Broward County Bar Association (2000- present)

Finalist, Tulane University Moot Court Competition (2000)

Notable Cases and Legal Opinions

Rosenhaus Sports v. Star Sports, Inc., 3D06-189, 3rd DCA, 2006:  Successfully litigated case of first impression before the 3rd DCA regarding the issue of whether one agent in the National Football League is compelled to arbitrate disputes with other agents in the National Football League. The Ruling by the 5th DCA agreeing with our client, Rosenhaus Sports’ position that arbitration was required.  The ruling essentially precludes any agent in the National Football League from suing another agent in the National Football League for tortuous interference and other alleged wrongful conduct.  All Disputes must be resolved through arbitration pursuant to the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Lisa Vivian v. Giovani Schembari, 4D07-1041, 4th DCA 2007:  Successfully argued to the 4th DCA new issues regarding a parents ability to relocate with a minor child in the State of Florida.  The statutes and case law have changed in the recent years and this case has established new laws and parameters within the State of Florida regarding this issue.