|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley P Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services||State Bar of California||1994|
|Meritorious Service Award||National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges||1994|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Insurance Law||American Jurisprudence||1988|
|Partner||Schwerin & Sumcad Law Offices||1988 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Mitchell & Stock||1987 - 1988|
|Law Clerk||Glennon & Burrow||1986 - 1987|
|Financial Analyst||First National Bank of Chicago||1983 - 1985|
|Auditor||First National Bank of Chicago||1981 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||N/A||1988 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||N/A||1988 - Present|
|Illinois CPA Society||N/A||1985 - Present|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Assocation Family Law Section||Chairperson||1998 - 1998|
|Marriage of XXX - represent husband||Ex-Husband wins.|
|Marriage of XXX - represent wife||Wife wins after trial spread over 2 days.|
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|AVVO Legal Guides||California Spousal Support Basics||2013|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|DePaul University||Business Administration||MA - Masters||1985|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|Spousal Support and Immigration - The I-864||Spousal Support and Immigration - The I-864||2012|
|Immigration Law and Divorce||Immigration Law and Divorce||2011|
|Guest Speaker||Family Law Research & Writing||2011|
|Guest Speaker||Family Law Litigation||2010|
|What Every Evaluator Needs to Know||Training Evaluators||1999|
|Marriage Dissolution||Marriage Dissolution||1996|
Posted by Joyce
When my husband wanted divorce, I am very stressed out to find a good lawyer represent me. As Chinese, I have no clue about California family law at all. Also, I heard many bad feedback regarding unethical lawyers try to rip clients off from my friends. I interviewed 5 lawyers before I met Michael, unlike other lawyers who just want to make money by make a fight between my husband and me, or try to make more money procrastinate the process. Michael give me the most honest opinion for my case. He gets things done very effectively and professorially. With his background in CPA, he also gave me excellent analysis how to divide the mutual property. Finding an ethical lawyer make the case much easier when we have deal with the divorce tension same time. I only met him twice so far, I almost get my case done.
Posted by Henry Christ
I hired Mr Schwerin to file a motion to quash a divorce summons on my behalf. Residing in New York, I consulted with various California based attorneys before selecting Mr Schwerin. I was immediately impressed with his vast knowledge of the CA family laws and his willingness to explain them in detail during our initial phone consultation. Shortly thereafter, he gained my complete trust and confidence. More importantly, not only was Mike able to deliver as promised, he also was successful in helping me maintain my sanity during the entire process. I highly recommend hiring Mr Schwerin.
Posted by anonymous
My divorce case was quite complicated, and I was at my wit’s end trying to resolve all the issues: real estate, mortgages, other complex financial issues. The other party was quite combative and negotiating with her didn’t yield any results. I tried a mediator, and other attorneys, without success. After more than a year, I finally called Mike. When he took over the case, I felt that the case was in good hands. He was able to quickly get to the heart of the issues and resolve them to my satisfaction, in spite of the challenges the other party presented. Mike was always ready to listen, but also offer frank advice which I eventually saw was in the best interest of resolving the case for the protection of my interests. He helped me not just to understand the process, but guided me through it, and thus made my life so much easier. He also understood the financial implications of every aspect of the negotiating process. After the successful resolution of the case I am back to my normal life, and happy. I would give Mike my highest recommendation for any divorce related matter.
Rebecca Tran, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Michael is a very knowledgeable family law attorney who is dedicated to his clients. Michael is a strong advocate for his clients but will not take an unreasonable position. This benefits his clients and enables efficient resolution of the case.
Jacqueline Anderson, Child custody Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have had a number of cases against Mike over the many years we have been practicing family law and always appreciate the opportunity to do so. He is pleasant and fair to deal with while also pushing hard for his clients. I look forward to working with Mike again in the future.
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