Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone (954) 467-8800
Fax (954) 523-4803
Sheldon J. Schlesinger is one of the most successful personal injury
and medical malpractice attorneys in the United States.
For over 50 years, he has represented individuals and consumers
in landmark cases across the nation. He is one of the few attorneys
in this country who is a member of the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates,
an elite organization of the nation's 100 top trial lawyers. He
has been listed in every edition of the book 'The Best Lawyers in
Sheldon J. Schlesinger has, and deserves, a reputation for being
one of the best trial attorneys in the United States. The Miami
Herald has described Sheldon Schlesinger as 'The Dean of Broward
Civil Litigators.' The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has described
him as a 'Bulldog for the Underdog,' a 'super-lawyer in every sense
of the word,' and 'one of the most powerful personal injury attorneys
in the country.' After the conclusion of a lengthy medical malpractice
trial in which Mr. Schlesinger represented a severely crippled young
woman against a large prominent hospital and emerged victorious,
the presiding judge entered a court order describing Mr. Schlesinger
as 'one of the most experienced and skilled attorneys which the
Florida Bar has to offer,' and that Schlesinger's 'experience and
ability in medical malpractice litigation is exceeded by no one.'
Because of the number of high profile cases Mr. Schlesinger has
won, he has been the subject of numerous interviews and stories
in newspapers, magazines and television. He has appeared in Time
Magazine, People Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Florida Trend, the New
York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on CBS 60
Minutes, ABC's 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show, and numerous other
national and local television and news programs.
Mr. Schlesinger and his family are actively involved in the South
Florida community. Sheldon Schlesinger has served on the Board of
Governors of Nova-Southeastern Law Center for many years. He served
on the Board of Trustees of Broward Community College for 16 years,
and he was Chairman of the Board for 13 years.
The Schlesinger family is a long time supporter of the Broward Center
for the Performing Arts, the American Cancer Society and many other
civic and charitable organizations.
Sheldon Schlesinger is admitted to practice in all state courts
in the State of Florida, and has been admitted pro hac vice to try
cases in numerous courts in other states across the country. He
is admitted to practice and has appeared before the Supreme Court
of the United States.
Sheldon Schlesinger is the founding partner and CEO of Sheldon J.
Schlesinger, P.A. based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mr. Sheldon Schlesinger has once again been recognized as Super
Lawyer. The Super Lawyer list consists of the top five percent of
attorneys in the State of Florida, as chosen by their peers and
through independent research of the publication.
Areas of Practice:
District of Columbia, 1981
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida,
University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 1952
Honors and Awards:
In The National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame
Listed in Every Edition of "The Best Lawyers of America"
Recognized as Super Lawyer
Listed in Top 500 of the Top 3000 Plaintiff Lawyers, LawDragon
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Broward County Bar Association
Member, Trial Section
Former Chairman, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism
District of Columbia Bar
Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors (1976-1978)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
The Inner Circle of Advocates
Tau Epsilon Rho
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Sheldon J. Schlesinger, P.A. represents clients throughout
the state of Florida including the cities of Boca Raton, Boynton
Beach, Carol City, Cooper City, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie,
Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood,
Jupiter, Lake Worth, Miramar, Miami, Miami Beach, Oakland Park,
Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Pompano Beach, and
Broward County • Miami-Dade County • Palm Beach