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Paul F X Schwartz

Criminal defense Attorney at Monona, WI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies and Misdemeanors

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    All areas of Juvenile Law

Attorney Paul F.X. Schwartz has been practicing law since 1995. Prior to his law school graduation from UW Law School in 1995, he was a teacher for twenty years and the President of a teacher's union. Since 1995, Schwartz has been specializing in the area of criminal law and juvenile law.

 Attorney Schwartz has vigorously defended individuals charged in felony, misdemeanor, and probation revocation cases both on the state and federal levels. Additionally, he has worked vigorously on behalf of his clients in juvenile and mental commitment cases.  

Schwartz is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar, the Dane County Bar, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL), the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (WACDL), and the Dane County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association. Schwartz is licensed to practice law in state courts in Wisconsin as well as the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois on the federal level, and before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Schwartz was awarded the 2010 Dane County Pro Bono award for individual attorneys. In May 2013, Schwartz achieved not guilty verdicts on all 6 counts in a 1st degree intentional homicide case in Racine County. For that effort, Schwartz was awarded the Martin Hanson Advocate's Award by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, which is awarded to those attorneys who accomplish the rare and difficult task of winning a criminal homicide case. In 2014, Schwartz was honored as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by The National Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers is an organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. This honor is obtained through a special invitation and is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

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Schwartz Law Office
P.O. Box 6544
Monona, WI, 53716-0544


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Posted by A very grateful client | September 14, 2010
An outstanding lawyer!
Attorney Paul Schwartz is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and hard working. He has always given top notch advice and handled matters in an expeditious and professional manner. He continually provided updates and brought the case to a fair conclusion. I would HIGHLY recommend Attorney Schwartz!
Posted by Eileen | May 6, 2010
Paul Schwartz's work for the YWCA Madison
Paul has been representing the YWCA Madison in employment and contract issues since about 1997. I came on board in 1998 as the CEO and immediately got to know Paul and I have worked with him ever since. He has been exemplary in his work for our association. He is through, he renders excellent advise and is extremely knowlegeable in employment law including UC and EEOC. He has represented us in a number of cases and with his help we have had exceptional success. He is someone that I can turn to for advise and I wisely do. He takes the time necessary to prepare for each case, he asks very good questions. He always files our documents in a timely manner and he always keeps us informed of where we are in the process.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Schwartz Law Office
  • 1995 - Present


  • U of Wisconsin
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • Catholic University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1980
  • Duquesne University
  • MAT
  • 1972
  • Mt. St. Mary's
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971
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Legal Cases

  • State v. P.S.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. N.M.
  • 1st degree reckless endangering safety charge dismissed
  • State v. T.B.
  • Case was dimissed prior to 2nd trial
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2020
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2020
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2020
  • Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2020
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • 2017 Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • 2016 Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • 2015 Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • 2014 Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Martin Hanson Advocate Prize for homicide jury trial win
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2010 Dane County Pro Bono individual attorney award
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • DCCDAA monthly CLE meeting
  • State v. Tarence Banks: Evidentiary Issues and Lessons Learned
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to attend a presentation on evidence and discovery issues in the context of a homicide case which attorney Schwartz took to trial and won this past year and was very impressed with his knowledge, work ethic and persistence in the face of adversity from all sides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is truly dedicated and cares about his clients. He leaves no stone unturned when defending a client's constitutional rights. His zealousness is inspirational. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to a friend or family member in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schwartz' insightful responses on avvo demonstrate that he has a deep breadth of knowledge and expertise in his areas of practice. I would highly recommend attorney Schwartz to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney in the Madison area."
Criminal defense
Monona Criminal defense Lawyer Paul F X Schwartz
Paul F X Schwartz
Criminal defense Attorney
Monona, WI
Licensed for 28 years
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