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David A Schwartz

Criminal defense Attorney at Eatontown, NJ

4.7   19 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 28 years
    New Jersey - NJ 38 years
    California - CA 30 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 40 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    33%
    For over thirty two years, I have successfully fought for people who have been wrongfully arrested, searched, imprisoned, shot, choked, beaten, sprayed, and humiliated. I have vigorously represented the victims of police cover-ups and other official attempts to mask unlawful conduct. Protecting the civil rights of individuals from government abuse, intrusion and discrimination is the most important calling of our time.

    40 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    As New Jersey criminal defense lawyers, our initial goal is to prevent your arrest and the filing of criminal charges against you. We provide our clients with the personalized service that they deserve, from the beginning of the case until the case is concluded. Our attorneys know the entire New Jersey State Court system well, and we do everything possible to achieve positive results for our clients.

    41 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    33%
    Having an experienced, aggressive federal criminal lawyer is particularly important in a federal criminal case in New Jersey, where your liberty, family, finances and future are at stake. Each federal criminal case in New Jersey requires a unique approach that fits your particular needs. Our federal criminal defense lawyers methodically investigate, research, and prepare each case, then apply the skill and know-how that comes with over 25 years of experience.

    37 years, 500 cases

  4. Other
    1%

DAVID A. SCHWARTZ is a partner in the law firm of Schwartz & Posnock. Mr. Schwartz, an attorney since 1983, is licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and California, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California in 1996. As a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, New York, Special Federal Litigation Division, Mr. Schwartz was awarded the Division Chief’s Award for Outstanding Legal Services on behalf of the City of New York in 2003.

Mr. Schwartz clerked for the Hon. John Garrett Penn, U.S.D.J., in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and worked extensively on the trial of ABSCAM defendant John Jenrrett, a former U.S. Congressman from South Carolina.

Presentations: August, 2001, The Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors Annual Conference (Outside Counsel’s Cooperation with Health Care Provider’s Counsel to Uncover Potential Fraud and Abuse); March, 1999, Surviving Health Care Fraud Investigations – Federal Health Care Acquisition Conference, United States Department of Defense and Department of Veteran’s Affairs; 1996, The University of California, State Bar of California “Business Crimes: Their Collateral Consequences for Employers;” and the State Bar of California: “Into the Modern Age: Using Computers, the Internet and Demonstrative Techniques in the Courtroom.”

Testimony: 1994, before the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States regarding proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Articles: “The Role of Internal Auditors and Provider Attorneys in Investigations, “New Perspectives on Healthcare Auditing, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer 2001; “The Digital Telephony Legislation of 1994: Law Enforcement Hitches a Ride on the Information Superhighway, “Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 3, May-June 1995; “Corporate Compliance Programs Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines: From the Theoretical to Effective Implementation,” California Business Law Reporter, Vol. 16, No. 1, July 1994; “Using the Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act Offensively,” New Jersey Lawyer (1 NJL 1057), July 1992; and “Defending the Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Case,” New Jersey Lawyer (1 NJL 369), March 1992. Contributing author, California Criminal Law Forms Manual (CEB, University of California, 1994), and Prescription Drug Abuse and Dependence, Chapter 9, “Legal Dispositions and Interventions” (with Daniel P. Greenfield, M.D.), Charles C. Thomas Company, 1994.

Education: Rutgers University, BA, History and Political Science, with Highest Honors (1979); New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1980); Antioch University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1983); teaching assistant 1983.

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, California, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Supreme Court.

 
 
 

Location

Schwartz & Posnock
99 Corbett Way Ste 203
Eatontown, NJ, 07724-4250

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Ronald | February 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
David represented my daughter on a couple of tickets. David was concise and knowledgeable, returned calls promptly and his legal strategy delivered a favorable outcome. His fee was reasonable which I attribute to his expert knowledge which allowed him to get right to the heart of the issues.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
After having a negative experience with my first lawyer I found David. He walked me through the process and began my defense. He chose a direction that reduced the charges. He was very thorough and kept me informed on everything that was going on. David is very professional, responsive and extremely knowledgeable. His honesty and ethical standards are incomparable. I felt a personal connection with him and he had my best interest in mind at all times. His integrity both as a person and as an attorney is exemplary. I highly recommend David Schwartz. MM.
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Posted by Alfonso | October 26, 2020
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Problem Solver
Great overall attorney, knows how to listen, comprehend and execute. Most importantly, extensive knowledge in his area. I had a great experience. Thank you David.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
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Review
I was very satisfied with the assistance Mr. Schwartz I received in regard to my situation. He was understanding, gave excellent advice, and walks you through the process in detail. his knowledge is expectational and he listens to your thoughts. I would and will recommend him to my family, friends, and business associates.
Posted by Lorraine | June 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Schwartz did an outstanding job representing me in the sale of my home. Even with the obstacles presented with the covid 19, he displayed great communication skills and answered all my questions as they came up. His attention to detail ensured my closing took place on time.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely and Reassuring Counsel
Hired David Schwartz for counsel in my defense during summer 2018. He provided an attentive and patient ear (navigating my first time in legal proceedings), sound and smart advice, timely/prompt responses during our collaboration, and good counsel leading to desired outcome (my record cleared). I recommend David Schwatz's legal counsel and would hire him again (though hope never to need such counsel in the future in my own defense).
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Posted by Lisa | January 6, 2020
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The best lawyer.
I was charged with multiple felonies in Middlesex County. It seemed like the prosecutor's office thought I was public enemy number one. I interviewed four lawyers before I decided to hire Mr. Schwartz. It was the best decision I could have made. He worked incredibly hard, always followed up me, and approached my problem in such a different way than the other lawyers. David's presence in court was totally professional, and you could tell that the judge was highly respectful of David. The best thing was when the prosecutor put the so-called victim on the witness stand. In a single word, I can say that David's cross examination destroyed this person. It was a beautiful thing to watch. Justice done in real time before my eyes.
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Posted by Jane | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best representation.
I was under federal investigation for very serious crimes relating to bank loans and mortgages. I was facing lengthy prison time and fines that would have taken every penny that I was able to earn over 24 years of hard work. I was looking at losing my children and my business. I went through two lawyers before I found Mr. Schwartz. In all honesty, I feel that Mr. Schwartz saved my life. He had in depth knowledge of the law and he was able to unwind the financial transactions that showed that the government was led down the wrong path by its informants. Mr. Schwartz was trusted as an honest advocate by the lawyers for the Justice Department. I was an emotional wreck when I first came to his office. He was a leader, he reassured me and he gave me the confidence to hang in there to see this terrible situation through to a new lease on life. I highly, highly recommend Mr. Schwartz to any one who finds themselves in deep trouble.
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Posted by Justin | December 9, 2019
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Very Knowledgeable and easy to work with.
I had a very good experience working with David Schwartz after I had been arrested for drug possession and a DUI. I highly recommend him. Would work with him again if need be. He knows what he's doing and he's a nice guy to work with. Good energy, calm, laid back and sure of himself.
Posted by nick | December 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
harassment case
I had been falsely accused by a vindictive ex-wife who, ultimately, lost custody of the kids to me. I hired David because he was engaged in the conversation we had, he knew the repercussions regarding the outcome of this case vs my custody battle and knew exactly what counter moves to make. During this case, complications arose out of her boyfriend attacking me and threatening me in front of my son. David provided me with an outstanding direction to take that situation and it worked itself out quite nicely. He's got great wisdom of human nature and an even greater working knowledge of the law, which he thoroughly put to great use in my case. I would recommend David every time to someone looking for a lawyer. I would return to him should the occasion presented itself again.
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Posted by Linda | July 30, 2015
Would highly recommend Mr. Schwartz to anyone.
Mr. Schwartz was extremely knowledgeable, he took the time necessary to review my case, determine the best strategy, as well as his excellent skills regarding depositions. He is a great trial lawyer and the hearings/trials all resulted in successful outcomes. I believe it is only because of Mr. Schwartz's dedication and knowledge that we were able to achieve these successful outcomes. I would highly recommend him to anyone. As a side note, he is also a very kind mind. If I had a need in the future for representation, Mr. Schwartz is the only person I would come to for help.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
Thank You
David helped me during a very trying time in my life. I found him to be professional, informative and trustworthy. Anyone needing legal help would be well represented by David. David answered all my questions, explained the proceedings and kept me calm. David was truly an advocate for me and my rights.
Posted by Eric | July 29, 2015
Excellent lawyer, great results.
Mr Schwartz represented me in domestic violence case. His cross examination of the "victim" show that she was a total liar. The judge dismissed the case against me. David did a fine job for me. I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Steve | July 29, 2015
Top of The Top!!
Mr. Schwartz was able to get me out of a situation recently. His honesty, professionalism, and ethical way of practicing law was outstanding! I have never had any legal trouble before and never realized the ammount of work that went into something like this. His attention to detail was incredible! I would highly reccomend him to anyone looking for a top professional attorney!!
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Posted by Edgewater,Nj | July 12, 2015
A.C.E. (Advocative, Assertive, Assuring); (Committed, Communicative, Courteous); (Effective, Ensuring, Experienced)
Family member was detained in Monmounth County on NJ VOP, no bail. After failed attempts in obtaining legal representation , I found Avvo.com where after researching several attorneys i choose the Law Firm of Schwartz and Posnock. The positive reviews and years of Criminal Defense led me to the firm, yet the attention, the immediate actions and the communication lead me to stay. I can not give enough praise for its not just results, its the caring, communication and attention. Problem: No bail VOP, Next court date scheduled 30 days Results: Obtained Bail Immediately after retaining Mr. Schwartz; Case ultimately dismissed; Judge stated thank your lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
EXCELLENCE,TRUTH, JUSTICE, and a HEART.
I would highly recommend David/team.He is personable ,compassionate ,brilliant through,dedicated and knowledgeable in his field,reasonable cost.He answered all my questions/concerns so i could understand.I was about 2 lose my nursing license ,God used DAVID,I kept them.i also was involved in a hit/run,serious injuries.no hope.David made sure i receive justice.HE is not only a excellent attorney,great father.when they represent u become a part of their family. GOD BLESS HIM.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2014
Great lawyer - really went to bat for me!
David Schwartz is a fantastic lawyer. He was my attorney in a criminal case and he gave me the strongest defense. I was so nervous when I first came to his office. He calmed me down immediately and listened closely to the circumstances of my case, as well as my concerns. He was very assertive and filed motions which eventually led to the dismissal of my charges. After the case was over I hired him to expunge my record. I feel like I have a new life! I highly recommend David Schwartz!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2021
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Average
Did keep me informed (3 rate); but, I received lackluster representation. When railroaded, legitimate civil rights attorneys should investigate the allegations. Instead settled a nonviolent criminal offense that should never occurred from the beginning. Victim still feeling victimized.
Posted by Anne Marie | July 27, 2015
Superb Legal Representation
Mr. Schwartz represented me in a complicated criminal case that involved mortgages that I applied for in 2009. The banks made several mistakes in processing my mortgage application. The information that I gave to my mortgage broker was accurate, but the broker twisted it for his own purposes. Mr. Schwartz was able to see through all of the dense technicalities in the paperwork and and was able to show the government that I did nothing wrong. I was not charged with a crime. This lawyer saved my career and my life. I recommend him to anyone. He also made me confident in the outcome so I could go about my daily life and not fall apart worrying about my future.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schwartz & Posnock
  • 1993 - Present
  • Special Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • Corporation Counsel Of The City Of New York, Special Federal Litigation Division
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of David A. Schwartz
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate Attorney
  • Walder, Sondak, Berkeley & Brogan
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender, Essex County
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Assistant Defender
  • Defender Association Of Philadelphia
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • Antioch School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. R.M.
  • First and second degree sexual assault charges dismissed
  • U.S. v. M.S.
  • Client sentenced to one year probation

Associations

  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Chair - Business Crimes Panel
  • 1996 - 1996
  • State Bar of California
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1993 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Division Chief's Award for Outstanding Legal Services
  • City of New York Law Department, Special Federal Litigation Division
  • 2003
  • International Legal Fraternity
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1983
  • Highest Honors History Department
  • Rutgers University
  • 1979

Publications

  • New Perspectives on Healthcare Auditing
  • The Role of Internal Auditors and Provider Attorneys in Investigations
  • 2001
  • Criminal Law Bulletin
  • The Digital Telephony Legislation of 1994: Law Enforcement Hitches a Ride on the Information Superhighway
  • 1995
  • California Business Law Reporter
  • Corporate Compliance Programs Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines: From the Theoretical to Effective Implementation
  • 1994
  • California Criminal Law Forms Manual
  • Contributing Author
  • 1994
  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Dependence
  • Legal Dispositions and Interventions
  • 1994
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Using the Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act Offensively
  • 1992
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Defending the Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Case
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Semi Annual Use of Force Training
  • Practical Application of Use of Force Guidelines
  • 2009
  • Top Legal Issues Affecting Law Enforcement
  • Police Law: Top Legal Issues Affecting Law Enforcement in New Jersey
  • 2006
  • The Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors Annual Conference
  • Outside Counsel's Cooperation with Health Care Provider's Counsel to Uncover Potential Fraud and Abuse
  • 2001
  • State Bar of California
  • Into the Modern Age: Using Computers, the Internet and Demonstrative Techniques in the Courtroom
  • 1996
  • State Bar of California
  • Business Crimes: Their Collateral Consequences for Employers
  • 1996
  • Federal Health Care Acquisition Conference
  • Surviving Health Care Fraud Investigations
  • 1996
  • Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States
  • Testimony Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (18)
Endorse David
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An asset to the community and a credit to the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Competent, professional, and all around a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer does a great job for the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. He gives back to the community by providing excellent legal answers in the Avvo for people who have asked for advice on their case. A valuable member in the legal industry."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David Schwartz without reservation. I have had the privilege to work with David on various matters over the past 14 years. In so doing, I can vouch for his tireless work ethic and dedication to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. He is highly experienced and dedicated to his clients success. Has a long history of successful case results which has earned him respect from his colleagues in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
".I strongly endorse David. He is a consummate professional. I refer him all my criminal defense work. I've known him since 1987 when we worked together at another firm; he has always produced excellent results for his clients. He pays scrupulous attention to detail and has a easy going nature that makes him approachable to both clients and fellow professionals. He is well read on the law and goes the extra mile for his clients without fail. He actually cares about the people he represents, which is refreshing today."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. Active member in Avvo donating his time helping people with legal questions. Obviously has an excellent knowledge of the law. A respected member in our field."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Schwartz. Experienced, talented, and dedicated attorney with a successful track record. A respected member in our field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Schwartz post accurate legal answers in the Avvo community to help individuals looking for some advice. He demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Schwartz. Dedicated, talented, and hard working attorney who aggressively fights to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. He has earned respect from his colleagues within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. Experienced, motivated, intelligent, and dedicated to his profession. Has a history of successful case results. A respected member in our legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. Strong and aggressive advocate for his clients with a history of successful case results. Respected by peers in the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. Contributes back to the community by posting outstanding legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. Donates time posting thoughtful and accurate legal answers on Avvo to help individuals asking for advice. Respected member in the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Schwartz. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law based on his accurate legal answers in the Avvo community. He is an asset to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David brings great depth of knowledge and insight to his cases."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endsorse this lawyer. David is an experienced criminal defense attorney dedicated to achieving positive results for his clients. I encourage those facing criminal charges to contact David for help."
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