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Eric Hans Schweitzer

Criminal defense Attorney at Clovis, CA

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
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Since 1995, Eric Schweitzer has been representing countless clients throughout California in a wide range of criminal charges. From first-time DUIs to third felony convictions, the Fresno criminal defense attorney from Schweitzer & Davidian is an outstanding litigator with an impressive record of success in and out of the courtroom. Highly regarded by both his peers and clients, Mr. Schweitzer has an excellent reputation statewide for his tenacity in facing the state’s top prosecutors. If you wish to secure his representation, contact the firm for a free consultation. Mr. Schweitzer is committed to working hard to help you avoid jail.

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Schweitzer & Davidian
620 Dewitt Avenue
Suite 102
Clovis, CA, 93612

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Posted by Richard | October 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All Civil Rights Restored
I came to work with Attorney Eric Schweitzer through a referral from another firm in Fresno. The nature of my case, in other Attorney's opinions was not only unwinnable, but many barely looked at the documents or assumed there was a particular statute (1203.4 - which does not restore firearms possession) in play and therefore declined to even look into the matter for me stating my firearm's rights would only be reinstated with a pardon. Obviously, I disagreed. Please note, I have been fighting this issue with the CADOJ and the FBI since 2019 when I was originally denied a firearm purchase. The original dismissal dates back to 1997. When I contacted Eric, he requested copies of all of my documents, scheduled a zoom call (I live in MI) to review everything and talk with me. On our call, which by the way, he took time to do on a Saturday because of my work schedule and three-hour time difference; something I appreciated immensely. Within five minutes of reviewing my documents, he realized (with a rather excited exclamation) this was a PC1385 dismissal. Eric had stated that this would be an easy fix (and the fee to handle this was more than reasonable. I was expecting it to be more than what was stated. BONUS). Eric stated that all that was needed was to file a motion to correct the original dismissal (the original clerk didn't mark the box "dismissed in the furtherance of justice") in 1997 to reflect it was dismissed pursuant to PC1385 (which restores all firearms rights). While my presence in CA was not needed, I chose to go and be present for the hearing. On the court date, Eric and I met at the courthouse, chatted about the case and what to expect. Eric's confidence, knowledge of the law, and explanation of his relationship with the court presiding Judge was very reassuring, especially with the angst I was experiencing at the time. Our case was called, a couple of minutes of conversation with the Judge to make sure we were all on the same page, then my motion was granted. Furthermore, due to the nature of the motion written by Eric, the Judge not only stated that all of my civil rights were fully restored, he went one step further and said this includes the right to own and possess firearms, effective **-**-1997, the date of the original dismissal. A thousand pound weight instantly fell off. Moreover, a sense of elation and respect for the Judge was experienced when he made it clear all civil rights were restored. This was again due because of the motion that was drafted by Eric. I was highly impressed with how thorough and concise the motion was when I received a copy. Eric is an Attorney who epitomizes walking softly and carrying a big stick. He knows what he is doing and is obviously very good at what he does. Eric is forthright, plays no games, nor engages in any deception. He's matter of fact, confident, as noted, and, very thorough, also as noted. I cannot begin to close without mentioning Eric's staff, Angel and Latisha. What incredible women they are. They are the heroes in the background that make everything run like a well-oiled machine. Angel and Latisha were not only very helpful with any questions I had, they were also very understanding of the angst and anxiety I was experiencing throughout this process. Their responses to emails and or returning of phone calls was much faster and much more thorough than expected. Thank you, ladies. So, in closing, whatever legal issue you may be experiencing, especially civil rights restoration, Eric and his team will take exceptional care of you. Eric, Angel and Latisha, Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Felony to Misdemeanor...
From the first time we met Mr. Schweitzer, he was thorough, knowledgeable and understanding. I was charged with a felony and got a misdemeanor after the DA lost to Mr. Schweitzer. He is a great person and an unbelievable lawyer! I would recommend him 100%!
Posted by Mark | April 16, 2014
Great lawyer!
I was initially facing a very serious charge. I had no clue what to do. I knew one thing, I needed the best lawyer possible on my side to defend me and my rights. I found exactly that in Mr. Schweitzer! From the moment I hired him, I seen positive results. And it has only gotten better since. He knew exactly how to go about dealing with my case. Has been very patient and reasuring as well. If you want the best possible defense, I would highly recommend having Mr. Scheitzer on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2013
The BEST in CLOVIS! ! Hands DOWN!
Mr Schweitzer was my lawyer through a really rough time in my life. When i got my DUI i was crushed. I felt like my life was over, but after talking to him he was very informative and assuring. He let me know what my options were and the best course of action regarding my case. He did such an excellent job! I highly recommend Mr Schweitzer to anyone who needs a lawyer for criminal defense reasons.
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Posted by James | July 16, 2012
The best lawyer in town!
I was in hot water nervous as hell, facing serious jail time looking for a lawyer when my bail bondsman recommended Mr. Schweitzer. I thought who would know the lawyers in town better than a bail bondsman so I met with Eric. He seemed to know his stuff. I thought he might be a little expensive after his quote so I met with 3 other lawyers to see how he compared. He was nearly half the price of all three lawyers and seemed twice as knowledgeable! I chose Eric to represent me and it was the best decision of my life. He was professional, took every one of my calls, was there at court, on time, every time and most importantly, I truly believe Mr. Schweitzer had my back! Every other lawyer I talked to said I would eventually have to do jail time but with Eric as my attorney, no jail time! I couldn't be happier. Like I said, he's got to be the best lawyer in town.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2012
Great guy and a great attorney
This guys knows his stuff! Really knowledgable about the law. He invested his time and energy to help us out. Will go back to him every single time I need legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2009
Not worth my time
Hired him to defend me in court. Big mistake. Wrote down wrong information. Would take weeks to get a call back. Blamed his mistakes on his assistants and even on me. He never showed up to court until it was too late. Had absolutly no respect for his client and he even threw the reason why I needed a lawyer in my face! Fired his ass and got my money back. He even tried to keep $150 for his troubles of going to court representing OTHER clients but me and calling it fair. Will NEVER go back to him for any reason. Would have given him a zero on rating but couldn't.
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Response from Eric Schweitzer September 21, 2016
I am grateful for the criticisms that are voiced above. The rules of professional conduct forbid any case specific response. Enough to say that happy attorney-client relationships are at the core of my 19 years of successful defense of persons accused of crime. I would say I'll try harder. But given the level of attention I pay to my clients, most of whom have my personal telephone number, that I answer, myself, that isn't really possible. This kind of critique is very unfamiliar. So, best wishes to the writer, and sincerely hoping that they indeed will not have future occasion to seek (or heed) legal counsel.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schweitzer & Davidian
  • 2011 - Present


  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Eric for about 8 years now, as we both work similar types of cases, and frequently see one another in the courtrooms. In addition, we talk frequently. I know Eric to be a committed and intelligently fierce advocate for his clients, and I've learned a lot from watching him. Sometimes, I don't understand what he's doing, but when that happens, I've learned that it means he's got an idea that never occurred to me. I've learned that when I don't understand what he's doing, that's a sign for me to sit up and pay attention, because I'm about to become a better lawyer by seeing what he does. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"19 years of practicing law is highly experienced. knowledge of criminal law and procedure is excellent as is evident from his pro bono contributions. READ HIS REVIEWS! Clients like and respect him. Do yourself a favor if you are near or in Clovis and schedule a consultation. KUDOS"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Eric on a number of projects. He is smart, aggressive, creative and compassionate toward his clients. He has a unique depth and breadth of the knowledge of the law. His style is no-nonsense; common sense with a wry sense of humor. The best endorsement I can give is that if I were in trouble with the law, I would want Eric as my lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schweitzer is an extremely knowledgeable defense attorney who always gets results for his clients. He is well known in the legal community, especially by District Attorneys who dread opposing him in court- he wins! If you are searching for a defense attorney, he is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schweitzer is on outstanding litigator and an asset to his clients."
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Clovis Criminal defense Lawyer Eric Hans Schweitzer
Eric Hans Schweitzer
Criminal defense Attorney
Clovis, CA
Licensed for 28 years