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Jon Schwartz represents clients in state and federal courts on a range of environmental and land use issues, including Clean Water Act suits, storm water runoff, industrial permit appeals, historic preservation, protection of wildlife and habitat, road construction, polluted property, and injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances.


Jon also handles cases involving construction defects, contract disputes, claims against insurance companies, and real estate litigation.


Jon was selected to the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers list.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    18 years
  2. Unspecified: 25%


Payment types:

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Contact info

1170 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Grant RecipientEmory Public Interest Committee1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJon L Schwartz, Attorney at Law2004 - Present
AssociateStack & Associates, PC1997 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1997 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationLegislative Committee2008 - 2012
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - 2012
Georgia ForestWatchPast Board Member1999 - 2001
Emory Public Interest CommitteeMember1994 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pratt v. General Insurance Company of AmericaRecovered complete compensation and attorney's fees
John Draper et al. v. H. Roberts Family, LLC,Court found defendants in violation of Clean Water Act
Smart Growth-Forsyth County v. Dep't of Planning and DevelopmentBig-box store complied with design standards
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Publication nameTitleDate
Environmental Law NewsletterThe Interplay of Environmental Land Use and Zoning Laws for the Protection of Georgia Coastal Resources2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Tulane UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Office of State Administrative Hearings OperationsChallenging EPD Permits2002