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Steven A Schwartz

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Steven Schwartz is the Managing Partner of Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. and oversees its general operations. He is responsible for holding the firm to the highest standard and for maintaining its smooth and seamless performance. He ensures that every case has been properly assigned and that each and every client is cared for in the best possible manner.


Mr. Schwartz attended Harvard University in 1983 before receiving his B.A., magna cum laude, in political science and psychology from the University of Rochester in 1988. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Northeastern University School of Law in 1991.  He has been practicing now in personal injury law for over 20 years.


Mr. Schwartz is a longstanding member of the Law Practice Management Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association , and has served as its legislative, web, and worker's compensation liaison. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Massachusetts Bar Association.


His notable achievements include being named a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the state of Massachusetts fo 2015 per the American Society of Legal Advocates, Man of the Year in Law in 2009 as recognized by the American Biographical Institute and Strathmore's Who's Who Leadership and Achievement Award in 2006-7. In addition he has several published articles for the Massachusetts Bar Association and continues to be a frequent lecturer for the MBA at its annual conference and other seminars.


Mr. Schwartz has a passion for helping put people's lives back together after tragic accidents. He says it is what keeps him coming to work every day. He puts it simply:


"Knowing I have helped a family in need is what life is all about."


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Cantonese, English

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 20%
    25 years
  2. Slip and Fall: 20%
    25 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    25 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 20%
    25 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years



Contingent (33-36%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Man of the Year in Law 2009American Biographical Institute2009
Leadership and Achievement AwardStrathmore"s Who's Who2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkVolunteer Lawyer's Project1990 - 1991
Law ClerkNortheastern University General Counsel's Office1990 - 1990
Law ClerkParker and Cohen1989 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember, Dial-A-Lawyer Program2011 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationLaw Practice Management Council2007 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1991 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationWorker's Compensation Group Liaison for LPM Council2009 - 2010
Massachusetts Bar AssociationLegislative Liaison for Law Practice Management Council2007 - 2010
Massachusetts Bar AssociationWeb Liaison for Law Practice Management Council2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Allen v. Parker$100,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mass. Bar Association's Practically Speaking NewsletterIt's Time to Jott!2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of RochesterPolitical Science and Psychology, magna cum laudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Funai Soken Study TourAmerican Personal Injury Law2014
MBA Continuing Legal Education Conference:Legal Technology and Practice Management TipsLegal Technology and Practice Management Tips2008
Mass. Bar Association Seminar: Turbocharge Your Practice: A Primer for Going PaperlessThe Paperless Office2008
Mass. Bar Association Annual Conference for LawyersPracticing in an Electronic World2007