Kenneth B. Schwartz | Gordon & Partners

Ken Schwartz joined Gordon & Partners in September 2023, bringing a new level of experience and expertise to the Workers’ Compensation, Employment, and Appellate Practice divisions within the firm. He brings more than 20 years of experience representing injured workers, employers, and insurance companies in trials and appeals.

Ken is part of the small, select group of Florida attorneys who have been awarded “Board-Certified Specialist” (BCS) status by The Florida Bar and can therefore call themselves “experts” in their fields. Board certification recognizes the attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. This certification process is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law, including Workers’ Compensation Law, where there are fewer than 200 BCS certified practitioners (out of more than 100,000 lawyers in the state). Board-certified lawyers are the only ones permitted by The Florida Bar to say that they have been “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.” Ken has been Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2014.

Representative Appellate Cases:

  • Andrews v. McKim & Creed, 355 So.3d 957 (Fla. 1st DCA 2023)
  • Cristin v. Everglades Correctional Institute, 310 So.3d 951 (Fla. 1st DCA 2020)
  • Stanley Steemer Int’l, Inc. v. Smith, 139 So.3d 507 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)
  • Covell v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., 118 So.3d 991 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
  • Taylor v. TGI Friday’s, 108 So.3d 698 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
  • Gorham v. Zachry Industrial, Inc., 105 So.3d 629 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
  • Arlotta v. City of West Palm Beach, 82 So.3d 1221 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • Bergstein v. Palm Beach County School Board, 97 So.3d 878 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
  • LeBlanc v. City of West Palm Beach, 72 So.3d 181 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
  • New Hope Baptist Church v. Duran, 38 So.3d 170 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
  • Engler v. American Friends of the Hebrew University, 18 So.3d 613 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)
  • Scanlon v. TG Investments, LLC, 17 So.3d 910 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)

Ken Schwartz is also “AV Preeminent®” rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.  It is the highest peer review legal ability rating that a law firm or individual lawyer can receive, and it is held by only approximately 10 percent of all attorneys.The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary across the United States.


  • The Florida Bar
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Workers Advocates
  • Workers’ Compensation Rules Advisory Committee to The Florida Bar


  • Board Certification Status, from The Florida Bar (Workers’ Compensation Law, 2014 to present)
  • AV Preeminent® rated (highest) by Martindale-Hubbell® (2021 to present)
  • Florida Legal Elite™, from Florida Trend magazine (Appellate Practice, 2014)
  • Superb (10.0 out of 10.0) rating, from
  • “Best Workers Compensation Attorneys in Boca Raton,” from (2021 to present)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar (admitted 2001)
  • Hawai’i State Bar (admitted 2000) 
  • United States District Court: Southern District of Florida 
  • United States District Court: District of Hawai’i 
  • United States Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit


  • University of Florida – B.A., 1990
  • Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii–Manoa – J.D., 2000

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Rule Nisi Enforcement Proceedings
  • Employment Litigation (including Wage & Hour claims, enforcement of non-compete and trade secret agreements, and claims of retaliation)
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Mediation

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