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Catherine Ann Schwartz

Catherine Ann Schwartz

Practice areas:

Family, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Juvenile

Catherine Schwartz

About Me


Ms. Schwartz has been actively involved in the Riverside community. She is a current member Soroptimist international of Riverside, the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, Smile Seekers, Voices for the Children and Volunteers in Parole.

She has been involved in the areas of family law and criminal defense for the past 20 years, bringing with her a vast working knowledge of the family, juvenile and criminal justice system.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
  2. Family: 45%
  3. Juvenile: 5%
  4. Civil Rights: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Catherine and her office are professional, kind, and knowledgeable. They are always open to questions and communication is always great. Catherine is a powerhouse attorney who really knows her stuff. I always feel confident when I refer clients to her and her office.


    Ryan Carrigan Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrea Darrow Smith

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Andrea Smith Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz

6877 Magnolia Avenue.
Riverside, CA, 92506



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Woman of Distinction - Outstanding Leaders of the Inland EmpireInland Empire Magazine2015
Superb Attorney RatingAvvo2014
Top Attorney in Criminal Defense AwardAvvo2014
Top Attorney in Family Law AwardAvvo2014
9.5 RatingAvvo2014
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2014
4 1/2 star client ratingAvvo2014
9.3 ratingAvvo2014
Client's choice recognition awardAvvo2014
Woman of Distinction - Outstanding Women of the Inland EmpireInland Empire Magazine2014
Featured AttorneyYourVilla Magazine2013
Top LawyerInland Empire Magazine2013
Board of Directors AwardSoroptimist International of Riverside2011
Certificiate of Completion - GraduateLeadership Riverside2010
Juris DoctorateThomas Jefferson School of Law1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRiverside Criminal Defense Panel2012 - 2013
OwnerLaw Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz2011 - Present
AttorneyBlumenthal Law Offices2007 - 2011
AttorneyThe Law Offices Of The Public Defender Of Riverside County1994 - 2007
AttorneyJuvenile Defense Panel1992 - 1994
AttorneyLaw Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz1991 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Women's Legal Center, Riverside CAPresident2012 - Present
AvvoMember2012 - Present
Soroptomist International of RiversideBoard Member2012 - Present
Leadership RiversideGraduate2010 - 2010
Paloma Valley High School Mock TrialMock Trial Attorney Coach1999 - 2001
Thomas Jefferson School of LawAlumni1991 - Present
Riverside Chambers of CommerceMemberN/A
Voices for the ChildrenAdvocateN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Riverside County Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Task ForcePro Bono AttorneyN/A
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Child custody and visitation caseOpposing counsel's motion denied.
Riverside criminal defense caseNot guilty on all counts.
Riverside drug possession caseAll charges dismissed.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Philadelphia Christian CollegeSociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AVID ProgramCriminal Law Procedures2015
Corona High SchoolJuveniles Being Prosecuted as Adults2014
Paloma Valley High SchoolAttorneys of Tomorrow2000