Sheldon Schlesinger


Law Offices of Sheldon J. Schlesinger, P.A.

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Ft. Lauderdale




Sheldon J. Schlesinger
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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 America.’

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.

Also, Scott Schlesinger has been recognized by LawDragon as one of the top 3000 Plaintiff Lawyers, and Sheldon Schlesinger is in the top 500.

Areas of Practice:

  • Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1955

District of Columbia, 1981


University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1954

University of Miami, Miami, Florida, 1952

Honors and Awards:

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

Florida Bar
Former Chairman, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism

District of Columbia Bar

Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
President (1967-1968)

Florida Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors (1976-1978)

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

The Inner Circle of Advocates


Tau Epsilon Rho