About JASON KAUFMAN
Tough | Experienced | Battle Tested
Committed to Superior Representation
A former partner in Schmidt and Kaufman, PA, Jason commands a formidable presence in courtrooms. He is the President elect of Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and an active member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice law and represent clients in United States Southern District Court and the State of Florida.
Jason has done 71 jury trials, ranging from first degree murder and capital sexual battery to simple misdemeanors. He has represented thousands of clients as assistant public defender. This extensive trial experience has allowed him to command a formidable presence in state courtrooms, guaranteeing peace of mind with superior representation.
Jason’s Awards and Honors
Jason is an award winning member from the following associations and accrediting institutes:
- 10 out of 10 Superb Rating by Avvo
- 2016 Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars
- Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association 2014
- TOP 10 UNDER 40by National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ,2014
- Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
- 3 time Recipient of BACDL Hat Trick Award for 3 consecutive Not Guilty
For a more complete overview of Jason Kaufman, please visit his Profile Page.
Phil Horowitz- Of Counsel
Mr. Horowitz has been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1985. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Miami Chapter since 2011.
For almost thirty (30) years, Mr. Horowitz has been a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in both the Southern and Middle District of Florida. His membership on the CJA panel has led to his appointment on numerous high profile cases. His practice in federal court has primarily focused on criminal cases at the trial level, as well as appellate court and post conviction representation. To date, Mr. Horowitz has tried approximately 100 federal cases to verdict and handled almost 100 federal appeals to conclusion including matters before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Horowitz was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of the distinguished Bronx High School of Science. He received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his law degree from the University of Miami in 1984. In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar, he is a member in good standing in various district and appellate courts as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Jennifer L. Allen, Paralegal
Jennifer Allen started her career in the legal arena in 1988 with a Personal Injury Defense Firm. Having started as a receptionist, she worked diligently and within one (1) year was a legal assistant to one of the partners. Wanting to learn different areas of law, she explored Personal Injury Plaintiff, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Commercial Litigation and Small Claims but always sought the area of law which helped the “underdog”.
Criminal Defense has been her passion since 1993, where she worked with a local prominent Criminal Defense Attorney until 2001. Seeking to work for a larger practice, she commenced work with this firm where she has continued to work since 2001 and on her free time she has done consultation work with several local criminal defense attorneys on opening their practice, areas of importance being client relations, case management, local rules and procedures and client finances.
She has prided herself in her knowledge of procedures within the local circuits of the State of Florida from traffic to misdemeanors to felonies to death qualified homicides to Federal Defense practices. Having twenty-eight (28) years of legal secretarial experience to offer, she has proven to be a valuable asset to Schwartzreich& Associates as their Executive Office Administrator wherein her duties include the most and foremost, client relations and concerns, case management and office administration.
Jennifer is a Florida Registered Paralegal wherein she is registered with the Florida Bar and held to all the same standards as the lawyers she works along side with. She is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. and has most recently been the first Non-Lawyer ever to be appointed to the Board of Directors for the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Jennifer Allen is married and is the mother to 2 beautiful children.