This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Public reprimand means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was given a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
Joel’s comment: “My law firm took on a case where there was a conflict unbeknownst to us. No benefit was derived by the firm by doing so. Since 2002, a new conflict checking system has been implemented.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2011|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2010|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2009|
|American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence||Suffolk University Law School||1964|
|Life Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1976 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Lifetime Member||N/A|
|Suffolk University Law School||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1964|
Posted by Mike
My son had an accident in Jan 2015, you probably remember that winter full of snow storms.
He was taken to Children's Hospital from the accident scene. When I contacted Law Office of Joel Schwartz, they assured me that they have many years of experience and would be able to get a settlement promptly.
A year passed by, today is 3/21/2016 and I still keep emailing them on a weekly basis to check if there is any progress with getting a final check.
Just to illustrate my experience: when I talked to them a year ago, I explained that my son's iPhone got damaged in the accident.
They assured me that this should be covered separately as property loss. Then they asked me to keep it in case adjuster wants to see it.
Then they asked me to give them the receipt for the damaged phone and the receipt for the new phone that we purchased to replace it.
Then they told me that the insurer is not going to cover this at all.
My experience with them is extremely bad, I am still waiting for my check to come in.
It's very likely that other people had completely different experience, but I just felt like I need to share.
Posted by anonymous
Sorry I trusted this crew. After all the business personally and referrals I gave these users over the years. The pressure to settle "cash in" their professional word or get a doctor to clear you. Several phone calls a week to pressure you was threatening. I was declared disabled by all parties ssd, dia judge and all doctors. These charlatans kept telling me to take any return to work deal and stop weekly checks your using up the settlement money. I fired these bums. Stay away from them.
Posted by anonymous
In 2009 I was hurt in a car accident (the other guy's fault) and spent 3 months in the hospital and physical rehab. I was totally overwhelmed by all the bills, paperwork and phone calls to/from the insurance companies. A friend told me about the Law Office of Joel Schwartz. I didn't know about personal injury but honestly the best thing I ever did was call these guys. I worked specifically with Attorney Thomas DiBiase and everyone at this firm is awesome - they all seem like genuinely kind,understanding, and helpful people! He explained the whole claims process to me and kept me updated the whole time, and every time I called with questions they always got back to me an answer. It's pretty obvious that they have a lot of other clients, but I never felt like I was "just another client!" Thanks to them I got an awesome settlement that paid for all my bills (I'd be totally broke/in debt without them). Hopefully I'll never need a personal injury firm again but if I do there's no place else I'd go. Thank you so much Atty DiBiase. I couldn't be more grateful for your help and dedication to my case. If you live in the area I DEFINITELY recommend the Law Office of Joel Schwartz.
Christopher Leroi, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Schwartz is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant.