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George Joseph Schwab

George Joseph Schwab

also known as G Joe Schwab

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    34 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 40%
    34 years



Contingent (30-33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Andrew Lawrence Kottkamp

    I have been opposing counsel against Mr. Schwab and other attorney's in his firm many times over the past 20 years. While Mr. Schwab is most aggressive in representation of his clients, I have found him to be professional and courteous. He is a very smart man, and all of his clients have been well served. I have referred clients to him in the past, and I am sure that I will do so again in the future.


    Andrew Kottkamp Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert B. Kornfeld

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe for many years and have been associated with him to work side by side on a case. He is an outstanding lawyer and I would wholeheartedly recommend him or his firm to anyone in central or eastern Washington. Excellent ethics and experience.


    Robert Kornfeld Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Calbom & Schwab Attorneys At Law

1240 South Pioneer Way
P.O. Drawer 1429
Moses Lake, WA, 98837-0218



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
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AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Distinguished CitizenState of Washington1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
President - Managing shareholderCalbom & Schwab, PSc1985 - Present
staff attorneyJohn E Calbom PSC1979 - 1985
In House Defense Trial Counsel for Personal Injury trialsSafeco Insurance Company1975 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAttorney Member2006 - Present
Peoples Law School Washington State Association for Justice - Grant CountyDirector1990 - 1993
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
Industrial Insurance Legislative Committee lay memberRepresented Washington State Trial Attorneys1985 - 1985
The American Association for Justice: Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1980 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice: Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
U.S. District Court of Eastern WashingtonAttorney Member1980 - Present
Grant County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington Supreme CourtAttorney Member1976 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hadley v. Maxwell, 144 Wash.2d 306, 27 P.3d 600, Wash., July 26, 2001 (NO. 69521-1Jury reaffirmed earlier decision in retrial
Hadley v. Maxwell, 120 Wash.App. 137, 84 P.3d 286favorable for our client

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Workers Compensation SeminarCross examination of Defense Medical Examiner1995
People's Law SchoolWorker's Compensation1991
Peoples law SchoolPersonal Injury Claims1990