About

Mark Schweikert is a trial lawyer with two decades of success prevailing for his clients in courts, arbitrations, and settlements.  His clients have won countless judgments in federal and state courts nationwide.  If you don't have a case, Mark will share his opinion of why.

Schweikert Law exists to help right unjust wrongs whenever and however possible.  Whether your case involves a catastrophic injury, a wrongful death, an abuse of power dynamics, an exploitative transaction, or a business dispute, our firm should be your first call.  Not because we "need" your business, but rather because we are passionate about using our legal experience for everyone's benefit.   Our firm will provide a reasonable free consultation.  If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to our curated network of legal professionals throughout South Florida and beyond.

Schweikert Law's track record speaks for itself.  After a yearslong battle in Jane Doe v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the firm prevailed in a yearslong battle against the Miami-Dade school system for deliberately ignoring repeated reports that a teacher was sexually abusing underage female students entrusted in its care.  The jury awarded the firm's client six million dollars ($6,000,000.00) in damages.   This is but one testament to the unparalleled passion and know-how that drives the firm's endless success for its clients.

At Schweikert Law, our mission is to help those who need it most by vindicating their rights and holding the wrongdoers accountable under the law.  As a firm believer in the Rule of Law, we only represent clients we believe in; we only take cases we can win; and we focus on advancing causes that ultimately serve the greater good.  We enforce the law to drive positive changes within public and private institutions and throughout society at large.  Our firm is not afraid to risk it all to spotlight unacceptable issues festering within the shadows.  Whether you're a victim of a catastrophic injury, a survivor of harassment and abuse, or an exploited individual or entity, our firm has the experience, passion, and tenacity to deliver the justice you deserve.   

Before starting his own law firm, Mark was a name partner in a preeminent litigation boutique in Florida, a litigator in a powerhouse international law firm, and a federal law clerk for three judges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Aside from his private practice, Mark serves on the board of directors for Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade and The Florida Keys.  He chairs a professional grievance committee, which investigates complaints of ethical misconduct and makes recommendations to The Florida Bar.  Mark has always enjoyed volunteering with non-profit organizations,  representing pro bono clients in court, playing sports poorly, and annoying his neighbors as an amateur musician.

Originally from Michigan, Mark has lived and worked in New York, Germany, Italy, and Japan, but is proud to call Miami home.

Federal Judicial Clerkships

  • Hon. Paul C. Huck, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Florida
  • Hon. James I. Cohn, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Florida
  • Hon. Alicia O. Valle, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2009)
  • New York University School of Professional Studies, U.S. Law & Methodologies (2005)
  • Syracuse University, B.F.A, cum laude (2003)

Professional Associations

 

  • Board Director for Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County & The Florida Keys
  • Chairperson of The Florida Bar's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “H”
  • The Florida Bar's Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee
  • The Florida Bar's Consumer Protection Committee
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • American Association of Justice
  • Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018, 2019, & 2020)
  • Florida Legal Elite (2021)
  • Daily Business Review's Top Verdicts & Settlements, Southeast (2021), Third Highest Verdict for Intentional Torts