Attorneys

Jay A. Schwartz

Principal

Marital & Family Law; Estate Planning & Probate Litigation

Jay Schwartz is a Principal at Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. and Chair of the Marital & Family Law Practice Group. He has been practicing Marital and Family Law for thirty-five years, specializing in complex divorce and child custody issues. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Mr. Schwartz currently serves as President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. He frequently lectures in the area of Marital and Family Law to include Parents, Children and Divorce classes each litigant with minor children is required to attend. He acts as a Guardian ad Litem and Attorney ad Litem for children in need. Mr. Schwartz also practices in the area of complex Probate Litigation.

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Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986

Education

Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1977 J.D.
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, B.A. Political Science

Classes/Seminars Taught

Parents, Children and Divorce Class (Lecturer), Court Certified Program, 2001 – 2010
Broward Lawyers Care, Legal Aid Services, 1998
BNI Institute, Family Law matters

Honors and Awards

  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Past President – 2011
  • Florida Trends Magazine: Voted top 1.7% of Family Lawyers in State of Florida – 2005-2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine: Voted Florida Super Family Law Attorney – 2006, 2007 and 2013
  • Florida Trends Elite 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association: 2001 – 2005; Chairperson, Family Law Committee: 2001-2011; Board of Directors: 2011 President
  • Legal Aid Service, Broward County, 1980 – 1984
  • Board of Directors City of Parkland Code Enforcement Board, 1998 – 2002
  • Board Member Parkland Little League, 1996 – 2001 Board Member

Past Employment Positions

Pershes & Schwartz Law Offices, Partner, 1986 – 2000
Grief & Schwartz Law Offices, Partner, 1978 – 1986

Pro Bono Activities

Guardian Ad Litem – 17th Judicial Circuit
Broward Lawyers Care/Legal Aid Service

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