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Steven L. Schwartz

About me

I have been protecting the rights of persons accused of crimes in the metro Detroit area since graduation from law school in 1990. My career goal has always been to guide my clients through what is likely to be the most difficult time in their lives. Although I have an extremely busy schedule it is my practice to give each client my cell phone number so that whether they simply want to discuss their case or are in a panic they are able to reach me at any time. It is my experience that when a client wants to call me after hours they are usually extremely anxious about their case and need someone on the other end of the phone to thoroughly discuss their concerns. The same applies whether you are a prospective client or have had me representing you over the course of many years.

My background makes me proud. Besides thousands of happy clients my grandfather Maurice Schwartz (1897-1974) was a well-known Criminal Defense Attorney in Detroit for more than fifty years. My Uncle Howard Schwartz (1928-present) is an International Lawyer who has practiced law in Geneva, Switzerland since 1950. He was a highly respected International Law Professor at The University Of Geneva before retirement. Last but not least my father Allen L. Schwartz (1930-present) has been a great mentor even before I went to law school. Growing up accompanying him to court as a young man I learned the law business, how to treat people and what it takes to be a highly respected professional.

It's not a secret that I take great pride in satisfying each and every one of my clients. This will never change. Whether you need a quick consult regarding a potential matter or are already charged with a criminal offense I am here 24/7 to guide you in the right legal direction. I look forward to your call and making your situation and life easier.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 67%
    26 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
    26 years



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  • Joseph A. Lavigne

    Steve and I recently concluded a matter as opposing counsel. He was very fair to deal with and achieved a very good result for his client. I have also had the pleasure to see him in court working on behalf of other clients. He always gives his all and does a great job for those lucky enough to have him representing them.


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Contact info

Steven L. Schwartz, Esq., PLLC

32710 Franklin road
frankilin, MI, 48025

Steven L. Schwartz, Esq., PLLC

2550 S. Telegraph Road
Suite 108
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302



MIActive And In Good Standing199005/14/2016
TXInactive 200507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Certified to Represent Capital OffensesWayne County Circuit Court2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Steven L. Schwartz1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense Association of MichiganMember2012 - Present
Wayne County Recorders Court Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)Admitted2006 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1990 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasMember2005 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteMichigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Wayne State University Law SchoolCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1985