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Private Practice Lawyer
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We’ll Fight for your Rights.

No Case Is Too Formidable, No Issue Too Small

Practice Areas

o    Divorce

o    Child Support

o    Child Custody

  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • General Civil Litigation

1991, Florida; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida

Law School
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D.

  • Memberships
    The Florida Bar – member in good standing since 1991
  • Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Centre Club
  • Westchase Area Business Association
  • Carrollwood Bar Association


  • Consulted by print, radio, and television media on legal issues affecting immigrants’ rights.
  • Numerous appearances on local (Tampa based) television newscasts including

o    Fox News (Channel 14 in Tampa)

o    WFLA T (Channel 8 in Tampa)

o    “Legally Speaking,” a public access program in Tampa,

  •     Programs of Spanish speaking TV such as:

o Univision Telemundo

o Bay News 9 en Español.


  • Faculty Speaker, Florida Bar/AILA Annual Course Conferences in Miami, Florida, 2004 and 2003,
  • Published outline on Removal/Detention Issues for 2004 Conference and published article on Post-Criminal Conviction Relief Issues Affecting Foreigners for 2003 Conference
  •  Lectured, National Conferences of AILA, 2004, 2002 and 2001
  • Published outline for discussion on immigration-related Habeas Corpus Action as internet update to 2002-2003 Edition of Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook
  • Co-authored article in Volume 2 of 2001-2002 Edition of Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook regarding INS’s Use of Secret Evidence against Foreigners
  • Served as speaker and moderator at conferences sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter of AILA in 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998.

Published Articles:

  • “Motion to Vacate Guilty or No Contest Pleas Entered Which Have Deportation/Removal Consequences Under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850,” published in 2002 conference book
  • “Eleventh Circuit Update on Significant Court Decisions Which Impact Non-U.S. Citizen Foreigners,” published in 2002 conference book
  • “Quick Review of Old and Unimproved Mandatory Detention Provisions, Section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act,” published in 1999 conference book
  • “Challenging the Legality of an Alien’s Detention Via a Habeas Corpus Action, Based on Unlawful or Unconstitutional Actions By the Immigration and Naturalization Service or Office of Attorney General,” published in the 1998 conference book

Staff Attorney: Rural Law Center, Apopka, Florida, October 1991-December 1993; Legal Services of North Florida, Quincy, Florida, October 1990-October 1991.

Languages:   English, Spanish

Reported Cases:   Al Najjar v. Reno, 97 F. Supp. 2d 1329 (S.D. Fla. 2000).

ISLN:   911994160



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The Law Offices of Martin Schwartz, Immigration and Civil Law, P.A.

8451 W. Linebaugh Ave Tampa, Fl. 33625
(813) 269-7421

Martin B. Schwartz

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