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Michael Charles Schwerin

Michael Charles Schwerin

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Immigration

Michael Schwerin

About Me

I have been practicing law for 26 years, most of that doing family law/divorce cases.  Prior to becoming a lawyer I was an accountant/financial analyst at the First National Bank of Chicago.  My bachelor's degree is in accounting and my MBA is in finance.  I passed the Illinois CPA exam in 1981.  I understand the numbers and other than children issues, most divorce cases are about the numbers (child support, spousal support, property valuation, property division).  I also have extensive experience in custody, visitation, domestic violence and all other family law related issues.  Over 26 years I have done it all.   I work hard for my clients.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Divorce & Separation: 38%
    26 years
  2. Family: 37%
    26 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    26 years
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    26 years
  5. Immigration: 5%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($1-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Frederic C. Begun

    I have know Michael for about 27 years. He has been in practice for about 24 years. He has a good reputation in the Family Court for being a diligent and aggressive advocate.

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    Frederic Begun Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robin Mashal

    Mr. Schwerin has made a subtantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Robin Mashal Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Michael C. Schwerin

84 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 360
San Jose, CA, 95113

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198802/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Wiley P Manuel Award for Pro Bono ServicesState Bar of California1994
Meritorious Service AwardNational Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges1994
American Jurisprudence Award - Insurance LawAmerican Jurisprudence1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSchwerin & Sumcad Law Offices1988 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar Assocation Family Law SectionChairperson1998 - 1998
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1988 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Illinois CPA SocietyN/A1985 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsN/A1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Marriage of XXX - represent wifeWife wins after trial spread over 2 days.
Marriage of XXX - represent husbandEx-Husband wins.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesCalifornia Spousal Support Basics2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
DePaul UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters1985
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spousal Support and Immigration - The I-864Spousal Support and Immigration - The I-8642012
Immigration Law and DivorceImmigration Law and Divorce2011
Guest SpeakerFamily Law Research & Writing2011
Guest SpeakerFamily Law Litigation2010
What Every Evaluator Needs to KnowTraining Evaluators1999
Marriage DissolutionMarriage Dissolution1996