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Carl B. Schwait, Mediator, Ocala, Florida.

Carl B. Schwait

Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
7 E. Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
Tel: (352) 877-4767
Fax: (352) 877-4767
Website: www.uww-adr.com
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  • Practice Commenced: 2013
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Biographical

Carl Schwait, a resident of Gainesville, is a North Central Florida mediator, educator, Florida Bar leader and former public servant. At the time of his 2015 retirement from active litigation, he was rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell; named to Florida’s Super Lawyers for nine years; and designated a Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from 1992-2016. Carl has been a member of The Florida Bar for 44 years.

As a mediator, Carl builds on his trial, legal and business expertise. Before his retirement from private practice, he served as senior and managing partner for Dell Graham, P.A. (Gainesville), directing 12 select attorneys with extensive trial experience.

As an educator, he taught and mentored future lawyers since 1999 in the trial skills program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, by serving as an adjunct professor of law responsible for the lecture portion of the Trial Practice, Pretrial Practice, and Mediation Advocacy courses.

As a Florida Bar leader, Carl served 12 years as the  Eighth Judicial Circuit representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors and three years on the Board's executive committee.  In 2017, Carl was awarded one of the most prestigious Bar awards, the G. Kirk Haas Huanitarian Award for his years of service to the lawyers and citizens of Florida.  In  2011, Carl was awarded the Bar's President's Award of Merit and in 2016, the Bar's General Practice, Solo and Small Firm section of the Bar presented him with their Tradition of Excellence Award.


Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Wrongful Death

Education

B.A. ~ University of Rochester (New York), psychology, with honors, 1972
J.D. ~ University of Miami, 1976


Memberships & Affiliations

Admissions:

• The Florida Bar, 1976
• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Memberships:

• Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

• Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated
• Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1992 to May 31, 2016)
• National Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney through National Board of Trial Advocacy (January 11, 2010 to January 11, 2016)   

  


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