Attorney Vivian H. Fazio is the founder and president of the Law Offices of Vivian H. Fazio, P.A., located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A veteran attorney with 25 years of experience, she serves both individual and commercial clients in South Florida in a wide range of practice areas, including personal injury, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. She is an aggressive advocate who is dedicated to protecting the rights of her clients and providing innovative, high-quality legal counsel and personalized service.
Experience & Education
Ms. Fazio began her education at the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where she earned her undergraduate degree in political science in 1991. She then went on to pursue her legal education at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (n/k/a Nova Southeastern University College of Law), where she earned her JD in 1996, after having served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Broward County State Attorney's Office. While serving at the Broward County State Attorney's Office, Ms. Fazio tried misdemeanor cases in county court and sat second chair with veteran homicide prosecutors on murder cases. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in the same year and went on to work as an associate at Billing, Cochran, Heath, Lyles & Mauro, P.A, where her practice was devoted almost exclusively to defending doctors, hospitals, hotels and medium-sized businesses against multi-million dollar lawsuits. In 2007, the firm split, and Ms. Fazio continued working with Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A., handling a wide variety of legal matters, including complex commercial litigation, for individual, corporate and governmental clients as both plaintiff and defendant, until 2014. In 2015, she founded her own firm, continuing her work with commercial and individual clients in business matters and personal injury cases. She is an experienced litigator and is also a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. Ms. Fazio is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and the United States District Court for both the Southern District and Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Fazio is an active member of the Florida legal community. She is a member of and holds leadership positions in several professional associations, including:
- Broward County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee and Emerging Legal Issues: Rising Waters Committee
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Informed Voters Project Committee
- Broward County Women Lawyers' Association, Board of Directors
- Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2016 Women Making History Committee
- Florida Lawyers Network, Education Director
- The Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee
Ms. Fazio is a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator and litigator who offers legal counsel in several practice areas, including:
- Personal injury
- Commercial litigation
- Contracts and agreements
Ms. Fazio's extensive personal injury practice includes medical malpractice, wrongful death and products liability cases. She represents both health care providers and individuals that have been injured through medical negligence, and both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury/wrongful death/products liability cases. Her commercial litigation practice includes contract disputes between individuals and businesses and a wide range of other commercial disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference with business relationships, defamation, Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and employment-related matters — on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Ms. Fazio is a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. She is an active member of the Women's Guild at St. Gregory, serves on the Board of Directors of the Women's Guild, and regularly serves her community helping the homeless and others in need.
Ms. Fazio is also a member of various legal and business organizations, through which she contributes her time and talent for the benefit of the legal profession and her community. She also mentors second and third year law students at Nova Southeastern University College of Law and regularly participates in activities for the betterment of her profession.
Ms. Fazio is a caring, dedicated attorney who is ready to answer your questions and help you explore your available options. She offers legal counsel in English and Spanish and a free consultation to new clients.