John Hager

Hager & Schwartz, P.A.
2450 Hollywood Blvd
Suite 105
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 926-0202

JOHN S. HAGER, ESQ . is originally from Spring Valley, New York. John received his undergraduate education from the University of Florida in 1994. Immediately thereafter, he attended Nova Southeastern University, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. Upon graduating from law school and passing the Florida Bar, John accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in order to gain necessary trial experience and the extensive knowledge of our often complicated Criminal Justice System. During his tenure as a prosecutor, John handled thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and tried hundreds of cases to verdict. After leaving the Broward County State Attorneys office, John accepted a job with the largest insurance defense firm in the state of Florida litigating on behalf of some of the state's biggest insurance companies.

John is an active member of The American Bar Association(ABA) , The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) , The Broward County Bar Association , and The Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association . John was also appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve as a committee member for the Traffic Rules Committee in the State of Florida for two terms. In addition, John is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts and the United States Southern District Court. John has also been honored in the South Florida Legal Guide from 2009-2012 as one of their "Top Up & Comers". This honor is decided by this year's top attorneys and awarded to attorneys that are under 40 years of age. He has now been awarded the title of "Top Lawyer" by the same publication. Such an honor is awarded through a nomination procedure by the legal community and is reserved for the best of the best. He is also rated Superb by Avvo's legal rating system. Earlier in the year, John was recently recognized as one of the 2014 South Florida's Top AV Rated Lawyers. Shortly after that, John was selected to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers, an impressive achievement that speaks volumes about his professional abilities, record of success, and ethical conduct. More recently, John was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve on the Florida Bar Criminal Rules of Procedure Committee for a term of three years.