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Nobody wants to have to hire a lawyer, but when you do, do it well. Money spent now on high quality legal help may prevent lots of heart ache later.

When serious matters arise, you want to be able to say, "No matter what the outcome, I gave it everything I had to give."

Call our office for a free consultation. Willie Williams will greet you and direct your call. We are here to serve your needs.


I have always fought for the underdog.  I fight for good people who are accused of having done something wrong.  I don't judge my clients, I listen to what they have to tell me.  

I keep my clients informed and explain what I am doing.  I work hard to find the weaknesses in the government's position and to present the strengths in ours.  We don't always win, nobody does, but my clients know that they fought hard with top quality advocacy from a dedicated professional. 

I also represent innocent victims of negligence.  I have secured monetary settlements and jury awards for the victims of police shootings, school negligence, and governmental abuse.  I represent people against insurance companies.  I stand with those who feel they don't have a chance against governments and companies that think they call all the shots.    


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%



Hourly ($300/hour), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kathryn M. Silk

    I have known Andrew for several years, and believe his approach to the practice of law to be exceptional. He believes in the autonomy of his clients; educating them on their choices and working with them to achieve their legal goals. He is intelligent, dedicated and determined. I whole heartedly endorse Mr. Schwarz’s work.


    Kathryn Silk Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

The Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm

2601 Fourth Ave.
Suite 470
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Faculty Scholar AwardUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm2011 - Present
Instructor: Paralegal Certificate ProgramUniversity of Washington2011 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2002 - 2003
PrincipalThe Law Office of Andrew Schwarz1995 - 2011
Partner, Managing PartnerKibort and Schwarz1991 - 1995
Law ClerkJudge Marsha J. Pechman1987 - 1988
Staff AttorneySeattle King County Public Defender Association1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Washington, Certificate Paralegal ProgramInstructor2011 - Present
Havurat Ee ShalomPresident, Board member2002 - Present
Seattle University School of LawAdjunct Faculty2002 - 2004
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember, speaker1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rollins and Hendershott v. King County MetroJury Verdict for two Plaintiffs: $250,000
Dunakin v. RongrenVerdict for client $220,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
new issues in criminal defenseTerritorial Jurisdiction and Arrest Powers in Washington2009
District Court PracticeCar Searches, Suppression of Evidence2007
Defending the IndefensibleCo-Chair2007
Family Law Current IssuesDomestic Violence2005
Chelan Anual ConferenceNew Approaches to Domestic Violence Cases2003