4.5 stars 42 totalReview Catherine Schwartz
Posted by Kathi
Being arrested for a DUI and felony concealed carry was devastating. I had no experience with the court process or protocols. With less than a 24 hour notice, Catherine Schwartz arrived early to my court appearance, clearly explained the process that would unfold and explained details every step of the way. She and her office staff were remarkably professional and made a stressful situation manageable. The results of my case were much better than I anticipated. I strongly recommend this office and Catherine's services.
Posted by stewart
she was so unprepared for trial in a juvenile matter that it cost me. my parental rights were taken away. All because she was moving her office and had the case continued already 2 times. she never met with me after getting the initial payment from me. I told her I wanted to go all the way to trial, I even had her change her contract because it said it did not include trial. She told me she would meet with me and my wife to go over the testimony before trial but when the date came she had not talked to me or my wife at all about our testimony. so she did not even ask for me to take the stand. I was so pissed. and had never been through a juvenile court case before. It should have not been a hard case either. My teenage son was accusing me of hitting him when I tried to subdue him. My wife and I were both there and were testifying that he was out of control selling drugs ,running with a gang, and was 51/50ed. he had run away before trial so was not there to accuse or make statement and the CPS worker was on vacation. So the case should have been open and shut. But as a hired attorney she did not stand up for my right to a trail. The judge had even gone over the allotted days that she had to bring it to trial. she gave me half my money back but that does not make up for the stress that my other 4 kids had to go through or my family. I should have been able to have my day in court so to speak.
Posted by Jennifer
I really want to thank Malvina and Shannon for their hard work, support, responsiveness, and understanding. A divorce is a difficult process, regardless, and they were there to listen to me and ensure that they understood my needs and requests. I truly appreciate their kindness.
Posted by Sharla
This has been my first experience with a lawyer. I went in scared, anxious & uncertain. My first visit with Shannon was extremely comforting. She knew how nervous I was & took her time explaining what the process would be like. Catherine was the very same way! Both loving, caring women! Catherine made sure that I felt completely at ease with everything she was doing for me in my divorce proceeding, that in & of itself showed me how much she cares. Catherine & Shannon were very good at keeping me in the loop about what was going on, for that I am VERY grateful. My anxieties were lessened by their communications. Catherine & Shannon treated me with patience & kindness during times of breakdowns!!! I owe them my future & for that I am VERY VERY grateful!!! God placed these lovely ladies in my life when I needed them for sure! My mind is at peace & today I have a future that isn't quite so scary, thanks to Catherine & Shannon!
Posted by Ronda D.
Going though a divorce and searching for a lawyer. I came across Catherine A Schwartz. I was very nervous and confused with my surprise divorce, and didn't know what to do. They made me feel comfortable, and explained the process of the divorce very simple and easy to understand. And I want to give a big thanks to Malvina, Shannon, and Laloni, for making my transition to being single an easy one!
Posted by C.
Ms. Schwartz helped me tremendously during a difficult time. Her positive attitude and wise council helped relieve me of a great deal of anxiety. Beyond legal advice, the care Ms. Schwartz and her outstanding Paralegal Brittany showed, was very much appreciated.
Posted by Christina
I reviewed other family law offices before deciding on Catherine Ann Schwartz. From my first meeting in their office I knew I had made the right decision. I felt so safe and at peace with what they'd be helping me get through in my custody/move away case. They explained the legal process to me and showed genuine concerns on different outcomes heading into trial. My paralegal, Lyssandra, is knowledgeable and very personable. She has kept me informed on all developments and answered my questions promptly. My trial was emotional, sensitive and long. thanks to Attorney Michael Razo & Malvina Ovanezova, my children and I can move safely away to Hawaii. All we can feel is grateful and blessed. Thank you!
Posted by MeganJSweet
From the first phone call to file for a divorce with this law firm I was treated with respect and compassion. Shannon,Micheal and Catherine all worked very hard to keep me filled in during the process.Any questions or concerns were answered thruout the process in a very timely way and they did a great job in representing me.If ever in need of assistance in the future I would hire this firm immediately..Shannon,Micheal and Catherine are all great to work with
Posted by Garrett
My case was unusual as I reside in Nebraska and the case was in California. I had to have a lawyer that I could trust to take of the things that I could not from half way across the country. I had a poor experience with a different law firm and was wary when I went to hire new representation. After consulting with a few different lawyers I landed on Catherine A. Schwartz's firm. Michael Razo (the attorney I worked with) and Shannon Highfield (paralegal) were incredibly knowledgeable, understanding and passionate when it came to handling my case. The positive outcome of my case was the direct product of the fantastic job they did as my representation. They kept me informed about my case, made sure I maintained a positive outlook during a very stressful time, and handled the proceedings like true professionals. After the first day of my trial my family had to fly back to Nebraska and the next morning Catherine, Shannon and other people from the office came to the courthouse to show their support. I was moved by the incredibly kind gesture. Mike Razo and Shannon are the best in the business. If you're looking for representation, don't hesitate to give them a call. You won't be disappointed!!
Posted by a client
Miss Schwartz team has done an excellent job helping and guiding me through my custody case. Couldn't have picked a better law firm to represent me in court.