|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Principal||Schwartz & Schwartz P.A.||1987 - Present|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Maine||Political Science and Broadcasting||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
Posted by Nathan
Stephen Schwartz is not just a highly skilled trial lawyer, he is a compassionate listener, a legal scholar, and diligent worker. My son was victim to very young police officer who prejudged the situation and unfairly put his own ambition ahead of the law. Steve carefully and deliberately unraveled the case before the jury and brought home the not guilty verdict for an OUI. My son can now fulfill his dream of following in Steve's footsteps with a clean record.
Posted by Kevin
Attorney Schwartz was hired to work on a VERY complicated and delicate OUI matter. This particular case involved a number of factors that could be considered to be "abnormal", and Mr. Schwartz was nothing short of articulate, aggressive, talented, prompt, and caring. He thought creatively about how to manage the problem at hand, and was able to achieve an outcome that was completely unexpected!! In short....he sincerely exceeded ALL of my expectations, and he did it all with a demeanor of someone who was genuinely invested in his clients best outcome. Top level attorney...but more importantly....a top level human being.
Posted by Andy
Stephen Schwartz represented a family member for me via a referral only, on very short notice, and with a very complicated and bifurcated criminal felony charge that also overlapped a substance abuse (alcoholism) condition and a separate and concurrent difficult divorce proceeding involving the same family member. Steve had to start his representation of the felony charge with all of the other complications ongoing and concurrent. Steve engaged with the attorney handling the divorce and assisted without asking, providing valuable assistance. Steve recommended the rehab facility we chose and it was an outstanding choice. Steve ultimately negotiated with the State and other attorneys involved to have the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor and essentially no jail time or probation. My family member owes his chance at a new life to Steve. Steve is exceptional at what he does and he clearly is an expert at understanding Maine law, Further, it is clear to me from observation during the various proceedings that other attorneys, both private and with the State, highly respect Steve. It is very noticeable. Lastly, Steve is a very moral, kind and patient man. I have worked with many attorneys in my own career and Steve is exceptional in all aspects I would ask for in legal counsel.
Amy Robidas, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Attorney Schwartz; Steve is diligent, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in all aspects of personal injury law, criminal defense, and probate law, which enables him to achieve great results for his clients.