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Edwin Neal Schwartz

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Costa Mesa, CA

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Edwin

Learn Edwin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    70%
    Matters affecting habitability violations alleged against landlords.

    11 years

  2. Employment and labor
    20%
    Wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination and harassment, class action claims

    11 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Business litigation, contract drafting and disputes, landlord-tenant issues, corporation, LLC, and partnership disputes

    11 years

Mr. Schwartz has a proven track record of success.  He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from California Western School of Law.  While in school, he earned American Jurisprudence awards in Business Planning, Workers' Compensation, Negotiation, and Advanced Mediation.

 

In addition, Edwin earned an Area of Concentration award, with honors, in Labor and Employment law and was recognized for excellence in his business law courses when he earned both the Andrea L. Johnson Business Law Award and Cal Western's Advanced Mediation Award.

 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schwartz developed an impressive resume where he earned national recognition in sales and sales management while working for global companies like BMW, Lexus, and the Penske Automotive Group.  An entrepreneur at heart, he also cut his teeth working for several startups, two of which were later acquired by Symantec and Google and he is co-founder and General Counsel for Clicktote, Inc. a web delivery startup based in San Diego.

 

Having owned his own law firm and rental properties, Mr. Schwartz understands both business and real estate from the perspective of an emplyer and as a landlord.  His dedication to his clients and his skill set as both a businessman and an attorney make him the perfect fit for your landlord/tenant, business, and employment, needs.

Location

Ropers Majeski PC
650 Town Center Drive
Suite 1600
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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Reviews

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Posted by Bogdan | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ed Helped Me Win My Case and Get Closure - Ed is Honest, Confident, Courageous, Empathetic, and Classy.
I'm offering some insights into my great experience working with Edwin "Ed" Schwartz, as the attorney representing me for a personal injury lawsuit in San Diego in which I was the plaintiff and won my case and was able to help me seek justice and get closure. He was empathetic and I appreciated that he listened to me and made me feel represented, not just a number. I am very happy with the work that Ed performed for me. From the moment I first spoke to him over the phone I felt that he presented himself as very confident person, he was knowledgeable about the options involved in my case, and he was clearly very passionate about law. I also appreciated that Ed is not afraid to go to trial if necessary, something that many lawyers don't have confidence doing but it was not a problem for Ed, he really showed his strengths in presentation skills, using logical arguments to defend my case points, and was calm under pressure. Ed was also very organized before the trial and he kept me up to date on developments. Ed is very methodical and he was very organized for my case having prepared several binders, exhibits of evidence, preparation documents, among other materials used to support and lead to a success in my case. I was also encouraged by Ed to prep for my trial and he was very thorough and patient with me so that I understood what was going to happen during the trial. I appreciated the time he spent on trial preparation and I felt confident to have his guidance before and during the trial. I also appreciate the fact that because I was working out of the country for a while I wasnt able to always meet in person, and Ed was flexible accommodating my phone calls or emails so that we could keep in touch about the case, despite me being abroad. In addition, I received positive feedback about Ed from the witnesses who knew me and they said they could see that Ed was a smart and prepared lawyer who carries himself well. I was happy with my winning case outcome and I would use Ed as my legal representation again without question and have already recommended him to my friends and family. You can tell that Ed is not in the practice of law just for a job - this is his passion and he demonstrates a high level of skill. I'm sure he will continue to be a top lawyer in his field of expertise.
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Posted by Heather | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Edwin was recommended to me by a fellow attorney in Orange County. I hired him in a wrongful termination lawsuit. He listened to me and my complaint and was able to give me his fair and honest opinion. He is genuine and not a greedy attorney. He kept in constant touch with me during negotiations and I was very pleased with result. I would highly recommend Edwin to any family or friends.
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Posted by Mike | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It's Good to have a Friend !
After I was I was victimized by an unscrupulous car dealership in Hemet ,CA I went to the police. They said that since I signed a consignment agreement there was nothing that could be done, it was a civil matter! Feeling really alone and cheated, I had a friend that suggested that I use the services of” The law Offices of Edwin Schwartz. I contacted Edwin and what an amazing ride it has been. Edwin took my case, was totally professional, honest with his opinion of my chances of recouping funds and very conscience of saving me fees and plotted a course to a successful verdict in Civil Court. I was not only awarded compensation for my loss, but, was awarded Punitive damages. Thank God for that friend that turned me on to Edwin Schwarts! Mike, Hemet, CA.
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Posted by Ronald | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Director of a Third Party Admistrator Company.
I contacted Attorney Schwartz after a few attorneys refused to handle my legal matter indicating that they felt it was not a matter that was winnable. After meeting with me, he reviewed my information and explained to me in non-legal terms the chances of winning and losing, but was ready to take my case. I am so glad that I went to Attorney Schwartz because we came out as winners.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our big win after just 13 months from wrongful termination
After an unbelievably painless journey on a legal matter that concluded with our win after 13 months from being terminated by an ex-employer, I realized that you can have an attorney who is old soul, old school, new attitude and passion, and great communication skills. You probably have heard the concern, "do you want a surgeon who has great bedside manners but maybe not the best for the job? or a surgeon who is an excellent doctor and maybe can use some brushing up on manners; well, I got lucky and had the best of both, Ed was extremely communicative and also a tiger. In short, from beginning to end, Ed listened to me intently, gave me updates via phone or email, pushed the opposing party hard to settle, and wrapped the case up with a solid win. He even went outside the box and came up with additional strategy that tipped the case solidly in our favor early on. I highly suggest you just pick up the phone and call Edwin Schwartz.
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Posted by Britt | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Edwin Schwartz
I had Edwin as my lawyer for a personal injury case. I hadn’t really dealt with something like this before and I actually had a different lawyer I had hired who after almost a year into the case moved to a new law firm and couldn’t take all of her cases with her. She reccommended Edwin and after meeting him I could see why. He is very to the point, helped me through each step, and told me what to expect / not expect. My case in particular was hard because there was no police report originally filed- pretty much my word against the other involved. It was a long road there but the outcome of my case was exactly as I hoped. After we did have all the information and moved the the mediation he chose someone who quickly came to a settlement in 2 hours (maybe less) which I know can usually go on for half a day. I would definitely recommend Edwin Shwartz to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer and would use his services again (hopefully I don’t need to!) in the future.
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Posted by Devrin | December 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Edwin was a great lawyer, kept in contact with me the whole process and got everything done as quick as possible. He was the best!
Posted by Sarah | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Ed was referred to me and I couldn't be more happier. My case was a smaller vehicle accident but he still took his time and in the end I got what I was looking for. If you are looking for a personable down to her lawyer look no further!
Posted by Heidi and Scott | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Partnership . Integrity . Transparency . Fantastic Attorney!
We would highly recommend Attorney, Edwin Schwartz. He was honest, confident, and was able to keep us positive through a very stressful case. We felt as though he cared about a positive outcome for our case as much as we did, and always felt like we were put first. Ed is knowledgeable, made all deadlines, and made us feel like we were taken care of. He was easy to contact, and was available when we needed him. Ed was a blessing in a difficult time in our lives, and a much needed breath of fresh air. Thank you Ed!
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Posted by RAFAEL | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident and personal injury case. By Edward Neal Schartz, and Firm.
My name is Rafael. I Hired Edwin Neal Scheartz to take my case, and we talked about everything that contained information about the accident, and my passenger. We met in PERSON to get acquainted and sign the required forms to hire him. After all his follow up on my case . A meeting was schedule too meet with a third party. On record I was asked questions about the case after meeting with my attorney, to prepare for this Deposition, after being Sworn in in front of both my attorney's Sarah Y. SORENSEN ESQ. I was confident that I said the whole truth about the accident, and my passenger. We met again for the second disposition, and was properly briefed on what Was about to happen. Mr Edwin Neal Schwartz. Was all there before I arrived, every time we met. All forms were filed on time BY my attorney . This made me feel confident that he knew what he had to do. And I would refer him to any of my friends for any future Attorney needs. Same for myself 99
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Posted by Antonio | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Edwin Schwartz Review
I just want to say that my lawyer Edwin was a great lawyer. Initially he was not my lawyer but was recommended by my lawyer since Edwin had experience in these cases. Edwin was always keeping me updated and letting me know what was occurring throughout the whole process and it was very helpful. Edwin showed up at my Doctors appointments and made sure that all the bases were covered. I would highly recommend Edwin Schwartz to anybody that wants a lawyer that is honest and has your best interest in mind.
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Posted by Erin | March 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful, and worth every penny :)
My roommate and I were being sued by (and were counter-suing) our crazy ex-landlord in small claims court. The judge, shockingly, ignored state landlord-tenant laws and ruled in favor of our landlord, so we filed an appeal. Four days prior to the hearing for our appeal, my father strongly recommended that I try to hire (or at least consult with) an attorney before the hearing. Not wanting to be blindsided by another ruling (nor wanting to be subject to eternal "I told you so" comments from Daddy), I started scrambling to try to find someone who had the time to dispense some legal advice. I believe I called, and left messages for, 12-15 attorneys that Monday afternoon. The following morning, I received my first call back from Ed Schwartz. I live in Carlsbad, and was not looking forward to driving all the way to downtown SD to meet with him, but I was so happy that Ed agreed to fit in my consultation that it didn't matter...but I was thrilled when Ed told me that, since he lived in North County as well, he would be happy to meet me somewhere closer. We met at a Starbucks the following morning. Ed was there early, and seemed just as prepared as I was: he had already made notes about points he wanted to discuss and some questions he had. I had been fairly confident in my preparation and had done hours' of research, but Ed had a bunch of great suggestions and advice that I hadn't found anywhere else. He instructed me about how to follow court procedures and gave me hints on how to handle the crazy landlord. He also reviewed all my evidence with me, and gave me his feedback and recommendations about which items to leave out and which ones to really focus on, as well as tips on presenting the evidence and asking the court to admit the items. He also taught me about the reasons to object to testimony from the other party, and about the types of grounds on which we could object. When the consultation was finished, Ed recommended that I find and review a specific legal text and asked me to be sure to update him after we received our verdict. I actually called him again the very next day, though, with a couple more questions, which he was gracious enough to answer. And we WON our hearing!! I feel sure that my consultation with Ed was a HUGE factor in our victory, and I'm so thankful that I found him and that he was able to find some time the very next day to squeeze in a consultation. I hadn't felt very hopeful that I would be able to find someone to help on such short notice, and assumed that, if I were able to get an appointment with someone, they might not be a high-quality attorney. Ed showed me that I was wrong on both counts, and I recommend him without hesitation. I will be calling him if I ever need legal help again (but I hope I won't!) Thank you SO much, Ed, for helping my roommate and I get back the $5,000 which our evil ex-landlord almost got away with stealing from us!
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Posted by Marsha | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional advice can save you $1000's
I was dealing with a "sticky" tenant issue and retaining Ed very possibly saved us 1000's of dollars and perhaps loss of sleep!!! His knowledge, his guidance and well written correspondences brought closure to what could have been a nasty court case. Most importantly is that he was available to talk, and gave me peace of mind as I went through this messy event. Thank you ED!!!!
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Posted by Patricio Rocha | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and resourcefulness
I recommend Mr. Schwartz because he is very professional and also a very nice person. I am very thankfull for having Mr. Schwartz handling my case. I reccomend him 100%
Posted by Cynthia | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Honest and Patient"
I personally recommend Edwin Schwartz. He's very professional and answered all of our questions. He's very patient, honest and nice guy. My mom had a workers compensation case since 2012 she was looking for the right attorney to help her, until she found Edwin Schwartz he handle her case very well and she's happy with his work. Thank you for your help Edwin!!
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Posted by Sandrs | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Mr. Schwartz was on top of my Workmen's Comp case and always looking out for my best interest. He's honest and entails awesome professionalism. I would 150% refer him to anybody who needs a great lawyer.
Posted by Frank | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Attorney Ed Schwartz made sure my insurance company defended me and he got them to pay the entire claim! Before I hired Mr. Schwartz, they did not want to pay. But he convinced them that it was the right thing to do. I highly recommend Mr. Schwartz.
Posted by James | June 22, 2015
Patient, knowledgeable, honest
I spoke with Ed on the phone because I wasn't sure who to turn to. A friend referred me to him, and he took the time to call me back when I missed his call. After speaking with Ed, I have a better idea of how to approach my case. He referred me to attorneys more suited to help me my specific case. I'm glad I got the chance to speak with Ed. He was patient, attentive, and knew who to turn to when he didn't have the answer. I'd definitely go to him next time I have a case within his field of specialty.
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Posted by SanDiegoJay | June 19, 2015
I would choose Ed, and so should you
I met Ed at a legal clinic for Senior's. I could not have met a better attorney and a better person. Although soft-spoken, I explained my issues to Ed, and he listened attentively. Lucky for me, the problem I was having was already in Ed's resume, and he gave me more than one way to win my case. Seeing that other reviews say Ed is gracious, has a pleasant personality (which I agree), etc., he is also extremely knowledgeable, has a take-charge attitude (which I appreciated), and set me on a path to win my case. When speaking to Ed, he doesn't sound like an attorney, you immediately feel at ease with him, like I am talking to a brother. That being said, when and if I again need legal representation, I will choose Ed, I trust him, and you should too.
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Posted by JJ | April 1, 2015
Success story!
Ed came through for me on an issue I had been running round and round with for months against a large corporation. Shortly after he engaged, the company offered a settlement to quickly and painlessly resolve the matter - his experience outside the legal world was of tremendous value and gives him a well rounded and balanced ability. Good communication and very professional and pleasant to work with as well!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Edwin Neal Schwartz
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Clicktote Inc
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Extern for Magistrate Judge Hon. Peter C. Lewis
  • United States Federal Courts
  • 2012 - 2012

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2016
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Knee Injury at Work
  • $63,000.00
  • Trigger Finger Injury
  • $16,000.00
  • Mold and Wet House Defense
  • $78,000.00
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Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Califorina Western SOL Alumni Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • USC Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Advanced Mediation Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2014
  • Andrea Johnson Business Law Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2013
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Publications

  • The Daily Transcript
  • Growth of legal incubator movement on display at conference
  • 2015
  • We Chinese In America
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 2015
  • We Chinese In America
  • Landlord-Tenant: Commercial vs. Residential Leases
  • 2015
  • San Diego Lawyer Magazine
  • The New Perspectives
  • 2014
  • Daily Journal
  • Law school programs advise new attorneys on ethical questions
  • 2014
  • We Chinese In America
  • The Basics of Contracting
  • 2014
  • We Chinese In America
  • When Is a Translated Contract Required?
  • 2014
  • We Chinese In America
  • What To Do When You Are Injured
  • 2014
  • We Chinese In America
  • Employment Issues in California: From Both Sides
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Exploring Options In Civil Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2015
  • Enhancing Social Justice Incubator Conference
  • Incubators
  • 2015
  • Business Issues Roundtable
  • Business Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (23)
Endorse Edwin
Business Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edwin Schwartz is not only a great attorney, he is also a great person. I have known Ed for the better part of 6 years and he has always stood out as someone with passion, dedication, and talent. Ed and I attended one of the best trial programs in the world together and he stood out as a talented and skillful attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Schwartz to anyone looking for an attorney."
Business Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed and I have been colleagues for a number of years. I have referred cases to Ed, and sought his counsel on various matters. Ed has my unqualified endorsement and respect."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Edwin is a highly motivated lawyer who truly fights for the interests of his clients. I had the opportunity to observe Edwin's work in a matter and was impressed by his precision and zealous advocacy for the client. I recommend his services to anyone needing top class legal representation."
Business Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Edwin. He was a meticulous and vigorous advocate for his client. Throughout the litigation he remained professional and worked toward his client's best."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Other
"Ed is a fearless advocate for his clients. He is not afraid to go the extra mile and he is committed to performing at the highest level. I highly recommend Ed Schwartz."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. Edwin Neal Schwartz aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is an excellent attorney. He is professional, dedicated, and compassionate. not only so, he values continued training and education - He went to Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College to continue refining his art. Any client would be well-served by Ed. I have no reservations in endorsing Ed."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schwartz is a highly skilled and respected attorney. His work ethic and integrity are second to none."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Schwartz displays the highest level of professionalism and civility, while tenaciously representing his clients. He's a caring and compassionate person and attorney who looks out for his clients' well-being, and puts his clients' interests first."
Business Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Edwin for a few years now and I can personally vouch for how hard this man works for his clients. He is very dedicated to the profession and is always striving to learn more and to gain even more competence in the field. What is most impressive perhaps is the fact that, although he has not been licensed that long, he brings a wealth of experience with him due to his maturity and background in the business world. Excellent attorney. I enthusiastically endorse Edwin Schultz!"
Business Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edwin. He is a highly skilled attorney that specializes in personal injury and is well respected in the legal community"
Business Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is professional, hardworking, and a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ed, and I can personally vouch that he is a very intelligent, caring, and hard working attorney. He is an excellent communicator, and he provides an interactive client experience that is often lacking in law practices. If you are looking for an attorney, I strongly recommend Ed."
Business Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Schwartz is very capable and professional. He's a fighter and he goes above and beyond to advocate for his clients. He is also personable and friendly. Any client is lucky to have him! I strongly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a fellow California Western School of Law board member and I am constantly impressed with his professionalism and eager spirit. He is thorough and passionate about his work. I highly endorse him as an attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed and I go back to law school, and now works in the same building. Ed is tremendously hardworking, and even more resourceful. He handles cases with great care, and achieve great results with his sharp legal acumen."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ed since law school. We now work in the same building and have worked together on various matters and projects. He is a true professional in every sense of the word, and an outstanding person as well. You won't do better than Ed. Hire him."
Business Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a zealous advocate and is passionate about providing superior services to his clients. I endorse his services."
Business Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a strong advocate for his clients, and is a well-rounded attorney who provides quality representation and positive results! His willingness to answer questions and to be available makes Ed a great asset in handling your Business matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have shared office space with Ed and can say, with confidence, that his dedication to his clients is unparalleled. Not only does he listen, but he uses a plethora of resources to get the best results possible. I endorse this lawyer."
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Costa Mesa Landlord or tenant Lawyer Edwin Neal Schwartz
Edwin Neal Schwartz
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Costa Mesa, CA
Licensed for 10 years