Joseph A. Swartz

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Mr. Swartz is an accomplished trial attorney with over 25 years experience litigating cases in New England and around the country focusing in the areas of personal injury, including but not limited to wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, brain injury, dram shop (liquor) liability, automobile liability and premises liability.

Mr. Swartz is currently a Senior Trial Attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. having joined the firm in 1980. He continues to concentrate his practice in the area of personal injury having represented hundreds of Plaintiffs and their families; some resulting in record setting jury verdicts.

Mr. Swartz has been a frequently invited guest lecturer speaking to the legal profession and civic groups around the United States and Canada regarding trial practice and consumer safety and has authored various treatises in this area.

Mr. Swartz is AV Peer-Review rated (highest ethical and professional rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, representing that his peers rank him at the top of his profession. He has also been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only and includes the top Plaintiff and Defense Trial Lawyers in the country. He is also a lifetime member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and national attorney groups including the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Swartz has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics in the Area of Personal Injury. The honor of being named “Super Lawyer” is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state earn this distinction.

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980
Honors: Editor, "The Advocate" - Suffolk Law School Journal

MA, Northeastern University, Boston, 1977
B.S., With Honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Massachusetts, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Massachusetts Bar Foundation

American Board of Trial Advocates

Published Works

"Sean MacBride: 20th Century Lawyer,", Vol.11; No.2, The Advocate, Spring, 1980

"Recreational & Sports Equipment,", Matthew Bender, 1988

Classes/Seminars Taught

Speaker, Faculty Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America,Trial Advocacy Program, 1987

Personal Injury Litigation, Suffolk University Law School, Center for Continuing Professional Development

Trial Advocacy and Skills, Harvard University Law School

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Invited Guest Lecturer

Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Invited Guest Lecturer

Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Invited Guest Lecturer

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer

New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer

Canadian Trial Lawyers Association, Invited Guest Lecturer

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Invited Guest Lecturer

Consumer Groups throughout the United States, Invited Guest Lecturer

American Society of Safety Engineers, Invited Guest Lecturer

Massachusetts Risk and Insurance Management Society, Invited Guest Lecturer

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Life Member), 1997 - Present

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating (peer review award for "highest professional and ethical standards")

Presidential Committee on Law Student Services (ATLA)

President of Young Lawyers Division of Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association

Justice, Moot Court Competition, Suffolk University Law School

Past Governor of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Past State Coordinator for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Pro Bono Activities
Suffolk Law School Public Defenders Program
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