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About Paul J. Schwiep, Esq

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Paul J. Schwiep is a shareholder with the law firm of Coffey Burlington in Miami, where his practice focuses on business and class action disputes in federal and state court.  After graduating first in his class from law school, Mr. Schwiep served as law clerk for the Honorable H. Theodore Milburn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

As an attorney, Mr. Schwiep has tried to verdict business contract and tort disputes, including cases involving distribution agreements, class action insurance disputes and business and real estate contracts.  Mr. Schwiep has authored several major articles on various business litigation topics and is a frequent lecturer on commercial litigation.

Mr. Schwiep has also represented environmental organizations on impact environmental cases. In 2008 he was awarded the Everglades Coalition George M. Barley award as conservationist of the year. In 2019 he was awarded the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Defender of the Everglades award by the Friends of the Everglades.  Most recently, he represented the Tropical Audubon Society in a challenge to Miami-Dade County’s attempt to extend SR 836 fourteen miles into the Everglades. His work on this matter forced him to defend, successfully, his right to serve on the Trust. 

This action caused the County to seek to remove Mr. Schwiep from the Transportation Trust, which he also successfully challenged in court in 2019. 

Mr. Schwiep is representing the Mayor's Office on the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust. Mr. Schwiep has been active in the community for a number of years having served as a member of the Charter Commission for The Village of Palmetto Bay, the Miami-Dade Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Miami-Dade Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee. In November 2000, he was appointed by The Florida Supreme Court to serve on Florida’s Board of Bar Examiners, which regulates admission to The Florida Bar.  He was reappointed by the Supreme Court to the Board in 2019.  He was also a board member of the Florida Bar Foundation.  He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of the Urban Environment League and the Friends of Biscayne Bay.

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