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I received my Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where I was the Electronic Media Editor on Law Review, a summer Constitutional Law research assistant, and student mentor. Prior to law school I obtained my undergraduate Bachelors of Arts in History from California State University of Northridge. Both of these degrees focused on social interaction and are a driving force behind my desire to find a meaningful way to contribute in the legal field.


 


During law school I interned for a special education attorney in San Diego, California, reviewing client files, preparing for mediation and due process hearings, and helping reach out to the special needs community. After law school I began providing advocacy services, attending IEPs and 504 meetings, manifestation determinations, and reviewing records. Shortly after receiving my California State Bar License I opened my own practice to continue pursuing education and equality law.


 


Practicing special education law is a very personal decision for me. My sister has autism and I've experienced the direct impact of the disability on her education and our family. Growing up I watched my parents struggle when making the choices that affected my sister's emotional, social, and academic growth. When I think about my job as an attorney and legal advocate I always keep that perspective in the forefront.


 


My philosophy is “do right law.” Do right law means placing a focus on issues that have a positive, transformative, effect on the lives of others. As an attorney, I get to help people. Sometimes it is preventative, reviewing concerns and planning ahead. Other times I provide information, advise on a course of action, and, or, speak for those having trouble being heard. By helping find clarity and, or, closure, my clients can focus on the future.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Education: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • David Christopher McCuaig

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  • Walter Lewis Haines

    Seth is one of the brightest and most passionate lawyers I know. He excels in everything he sets out to do and is a great addition to the special needs community.

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Contact info

2247 San Diego Ave., Suite 237
San Diego, CA, 92110

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201205/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Seth Schwartz2012 - Present
Law ClerkThe Law Offices of Thomas S. Nelson2010 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Council of Parent Attorneys and AdvocatesAttorney Member2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2012 - Present
San Diergo County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011